Roman Baths

The Roman Baths (1.4 Miles)

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The Roman Baths : is one of the finest historic sites in Northern Europe, and one of the most popular tourist attractions in the UK. Hidden beneath the present city of Bath lies the stone remains of one of the finest religious spas of the ancient world.

Activities to do in Bath: 1) Roman Baths: The Romans built an impressive public bathing complex here and people have been coming here ever since. Come in early in the day to avoid queues and enjoy the history of the era and some treasures found in the hot waters over the years. You are not allowed to enter those baths but you can always relax at the Thermae bath Spa which is just 5 minutes away from here. Buy the twilight package to use the rooftop pool on top of the spa, and be sure to watch the sun set over Bath.
2)Bath Abbey: King Edgar was crowned in Bath Abbey. Located right next to the Roman Baths, it offers a panoramic view of the city when you climb one of the two towers.
3)Pulteney Bridge: Pulteney Bridge or the Royal Crescent offers a picturesque view of some of the most photographed sites in bath. It has been a famous movie set; Les Miserables and the Duchess were both filmed here. The bridge dates back to the 1700s with museums and shops close by for the tourists to enjoy.
4) The Jane Austen Centre: Lying between Pulteney Bridge and the Royal Crescent, The Jane Austen Centre is quite hard to miss with the gentleman in period dress standing outside it for photos and welcoming people in. One of the best known female writers, Jane Austen used to live here. The place displays an exhibition about her; you can also have a tea at the regency Tea Rooms. Their gift shop also has lots of Austenesque souvenirs and even copies of ‘The History of England’ that Jane wrote when she was just fifteen.
5)Hop-On-Hop-Off Tour: it is quite easy to walk everywhere in Bath but you must consider taking city tour by bus ride. They let you tick as many places as possible since they include information about each stop. The red double decker buses are easy to recognize and they run regular tours of the city.
Where to Eat in Bath Try to avoid the expensive eateries in and around Stall Street, instead find some places from the main roads. There are enough cafes, restaurants and quick eat spots in Bath to suit everyone’s needs and budget.
The Theatre Royal offers cheap, tasty and filling meal. The Kingsmead Kitchen and the Chai Walla on 42 Monmouth Street are few among many independent cafes and food shops that are popular with the locals. There are many benches lining the cafes to enjoy the delicious home cooked Indian meal at Chai Walla.
Try something traditional in Sally Lunns located in 4 North Parade Passage. It is a famous tea house based in one of the oldest houses in Bath. It is a fancy old-fashioned treat although a bit pricey because of its history, the ambience and the cache of the place is totally worth it.
Where to Shop in Bath: The city of Bath has enough designer boutiques, international chains and independent shops, to satisfy your inner shopaholic.
The Stall Street and the Union Street are the two main shopping streets running through the centre of Bath, connected to Bath Abbey and the Roman Baths. Other than these two there are many side streets to visit small independent shops like Whilst Stall Street.
Try Bertie & Jack, a year-round market stall on Burton Street, near the top of Stall Street, which sells pretty, feel-good artwork which you can take as gifts for your friends and family.
Mr. B’s Emporium of Reading delights on 14—15 John St is a heaven for book lovers. It is an award winning book shop with its own record player, fireplace and comfy chairs. They host evening events every week and the staff is also very knowledgeable.
Stay in Wentworth House Hotel Located in Bloomfield Road to make your trip more relaxing and fun.

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