The ancient bathing facilities are among the cultural treasures of Europe

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Discover Britain's natural treasure and world heritage with its magnificent buildings and spacious squares, the spa town in the southwest of England is a World Heritage Site. Already 2,000 years ago the Romans used the healing waters of Bath. Today it can be tasted as a drink in the Pump Room. The hot springs of Bath are considered a unique natural phenomenon in the British Isles. The ancient bathing facilities are among the cultural treasures of Europe. For hygienic reasons, it is no longer allowed to take a cure in the extensive Roman baths.
Bath - The Circus© Enrico Della Pietra / Fotolia

In the meantime, the neighbouring Thermae Bath Spa pampers its guests. The attraction is an open-air thermal pool with a view of the abbey church, which after climbing 212 steps offers a fantastic view over the old town. Only 90 minutes from London, this charming university town on the River Avon has a population of 86,000. As a meeting place for high society, Bath experienced its heyday in the 18th century. At that time impressive buildings in Georgian style were erected in the county of Somerset.

The Royal Crescent presents itself in an unusual design. The semicircular building complex today houses a museum and luxury hotel. The landmark of Bath offers a magnificent view of the Royal Victoria Park and has often served as a backdrop for historical film adaptations. Not far away is The Circus. The ring-shaped street in Bath is surrounded by a green area. Over the centuries, famous personalities have lived in the three-storey mansions. Some buildings were completely destroyed in a German bombing raid in 1942 and were carefully reconstructed after the war.

The heart of Bath is the Queen Square. The centre of the Queen Square is adorned by a majestic obelisk. In Sydney Gardens, visitors can picnic or cycle undisturbed. In the oldest park of Bath, the Kennet and Avon Canal runs through, which enables an entertaining trip with the narrowboat. Between 1901 and 1906, Jane Austen frequently visited the magnificent park. The life and work of the famous writer can be seen in the museum of the same name in Bath.
Bath - View of Somerset© irisphoto1 / Fotolia

An annual festival attracts literary enthusiasts dressed in the Regency style. A must for shopping fans is a visit to Pulteney Bridge. The Fashion Museum in the Bath Assambly Rooms displays one of the world's largest collections of historic fashion. Nestled in the rolling hills of Mendips and Cotswold, Bath is an ideal base for walkers. Bristol, Avebury, Wells or Salisbury with Stonehenge are suitable as day trips. In the region there are gardens and manor houses worth seeing such as Dyrham Park or Sudeley Castle.

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