Bath, more than just hot springs

In the South West region of England is Bath, which derives its name from the hot springs in the UK around which it is built. The spa, established in 43 A.D. by the Romans, has bathing complexes and temples in the adjoining areas.

Due to its wool industry, bath prospered well in the middle Ages and in the 18 century it transformed into a center for fashionable life due to the fast construction of its cultural and architectural landmarks. The well preserved Georgian architectural structures are what give bath a great name.

Royal Crescent, a string of connected Georgian houses are the most notable structures, built between 1767 and 1775. Just a stone’s throw away you will find the Circus which is a curved group of 30 Georgian townhouses.

The 16th century Norman Bath Abbey is an awesome architectural structure in the City, despite the fact that the primary structure of architecture in Bath is Georgian. The center of the city is marked by Roman archeological sites which have been cordoned off.

You will see the Victoria Art gallery, the Museum of East Asian Art and the Roman baths among many other fine museums in Bath. The Jane Austen Centre is a tribute to Jane Austen, who lived there between 1801 and 1806; even though she made it publicly known that she did not like living there.

15 million visitors come to Bath every year, making tourism a major industry in the region. With about 100 restaurants and an equal amount of pubs and bars, the city is well equipped to accommodate the annual visitors. There are walking tours, river-ride tours and open-top bus tours around the city. In 2006, the City built a modern spa, the intention being to turn time back to the glory days of the Roman baths.