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Bath - gem of Georgian society

In the River Avon valley, Bath has been a World Heritage site since 1987.

Founded by the Romans who built their spa (Aquae Sulis) using Bath's hot springs, the city became fashionable as a spa town in the 18th century when great Georgian terraces such as Royal Crescent were built using the yellowish Bath stone. The Pump Room and Assembly Rooms are associated with Beau Nash, a celebrated dandy who led the social life of Bath in the 1700s. The Jane Austen Centre recalls Bath's most famous resident in Georgian times.

  • Bath-the Roman-BathsThe Roman Baths at Bath

Bath continues to be one of the top cities visited by UK visitors. It has a direct connection by rail to London, and is close to the M4 motorway. The Kennet and Avon Canal passes through Bath and Bath is on the Fosse Way (originally a Roman Road) connecting the South West to the Midlands.

Holidays in the Bath area

Canal BoatBath is notable for the Kennet and Avon canal which flows through the city. View canal holidays on the Kennet and Avon Canal near Bath

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