Bath is found just less than 13 m away from Bristol but it is radically different in so many was. The city of Bath is much more leisurely than its neighbour. With its enormous number of open spaces, elegant crescents and Georgian buildings it is an amazingly popular vacation destination in the United Kingdom.
Bath has been important for a couple of thousand years. Because of the hot springs, unique in Britain, it was a place of reverence for the Celts. It was not until the occupation of the Romans that, due to their technical expertise, best use of the springs was made. To this day the Roman Baths are an immensely popular tourist attraction.
Bath was just a town until the sixteenth century, In fifteen ninety Queen Elizabeth I granted the town a Royal Charter, having visited in 1574. In the eighteenth century the city of Bath became an incredibly popular spa resort where etiquette was primary and Beau Nash ruled the social scene.
It was during this time that Jane Austen, who lived in the city of Bath for some time, wrote Northanger Abbey and Persuasion, and where Gainsborough, the artist, established himself as a landscape artist and portraitist. If you are interested it is possible to discover more about Jane Austen, Bath’s most famous resident, at the highly educational Jane Austen Centre.
There are masses of visitor attractions in Bath including, the Roman Baths (mentioned earlier), The Royal Crescent, Bath Abbey and The Holburne Museum of Arts. The Assembly Rooms is a must see visitor attraction and this is where you will find the fascinating Museum of Costume which exhibits a collection of modern and historical dress.
Many people choose to stay for only a day in Bath but if you do not like rushing around it is much better to stay for a couple of days and walk around relaxed exploring all the city has to offer.
If you are considering a vacation in the city of Bath it is important to know that although there are many Bath hotels and guest houses finding Bath bed and breakfast can sometime be rather difficult. It is because of this that it is vitally important to book your accommodation at the earliest opportunity.
Finally I would like to wish that you have a thoroughly enjoyable vacation in the incredible city of Bath, England.