Bath is a world-class destination, rich in Roman and Georgian heritage. Nestling in a sheltered valley, surrounded like Rome by seven wooded hills and nourished by Britain's only natural hot springs, Bath has been luring visitors with its obvious charms for well over 2000 years.
An exquisite Georgian city grew from Bath's ancient roots. The Royal Crescent, The Circus, Pump Room and Pulteney Bridge are among the finest architectural treasures in the world. Indeed, the entire city has been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
This comfortably sized city is packed with places to visit. Bath's rich diversity of museums, galleries, gardens and attractions including the Roman Baths and 15th-century Bath Abbey are all within easy walking distance of each other. The Roman Baths is one of Europe's finest ancient monuments, walk where Romans walked on ancient stone pavements and imagine the grandeur of their town of Aquae Sulis centred on the natural hot springs. Bath's status as a world-class city is further enhanced by the remarkable Thermae Bath Spa. The revival of this 2,000-year old tradition means that Bath is a fully fledged spa city once again.
Bath's impeccable historic credentials don't tell the full story. Today, more so than ever, it's a thriving, vibrant city. Nineteenth-century Georgian gaiety has been replaced by a decidedly 21st-century cosmopolitan buzz. Bath offers an enviable lifestyle, with a year-round calendar of festivals, theatrical, musical and sporting events. It's a lively scene, with over 150 restaurants and traditional pubs scattered among some of the best quality independent shops in Britain.