New for 2020. Join us on a visit to wonderful City of Bath. It is the largest city in the county of Somerset, and is known for its Roman-built baths, and the city became a World Heritage site in 1987.
The city became a spa around 60 AD when the Romans built baths and a temple in the valley of the River Avon, although hot springs were known even before then.
Bath Abbey was founded in the 7th century and became a religious centre. In the 17th century, claims were made for the curative properties of water from the springs, and Bath became popular as a spa town in the Georgian era. Georgian architecture, crafted from Bath stone, includes the Royal Crescent, Circus, Pump Room and Assembly Rooms where Beau Nash presided over the city’s social life from 1705 until his death in 1761. Jane Austen lived in Bath in the early 19th century and there is a museum dedicated to her. There are of course plenty of shops to enjoy, with restaurants and coffee houses throughout the city.
Approximate time at location 5.5 hours
Expected return time 1900