The City of Bath - A dream travel destination

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Bath a city in Somerset, England - a place worth travelling to.

The city of Bath

Bath a city in Somerset, South West of England is a World Heritage Site. Bath is a place of wonder and nature's beauty, a dream travel destination.

A trip to Bath is an enriching experience for the body and soul. It is great place to spend your vacation with your family or just by yourself.

Enjoy, relax and rejuvenate in the City of Bath.

A visit to Royal Victoria Park

This park was opened in 1830 by a eleven year old Princess Victoria. It overlooks the Royal Crescent, an architectural wonder. Royal Victoria Park has a skate park, golf course, tennis courts and a children’s play area. Annual funfair events and open air concerts are some of the highlights of this park. Royal Victoria Park is registered by the English Heritage as a Park of National Historic Importance.

2. A Walk through Royal Crescent
Royal Crescent is a street which is shaped like a crescent. The crescent is lined by 30 terraced buildings. It was designed by architect John Wood II (1767- 75). It is one of the best examples of Georgian architecture in UK. You can walk through Royal Crescent and admire the art and architecture of this amazing site. A treat for fans of architecture.

3. Relax and rejuvenate in Thermae Bath Spa
The Thermae Bath Spa is situated in the heart of the city. They offer many Spa treatments and packages that make you feel energetic and free from all stress. You can relax in the indoor baths or enjoy a dip in the roof top pool. Relax and de-stress in the Thermae Bath Spa. They offer a range of spa and bath products that can be bought.

4. A visit to Roman Baths - A museum
The Romans built a temple around the only hot spring in Britain. The hot spring still flows bubbling with the goodness of nature’s waters. You can enjoy walking through the ancient past and see the well preserved ruins of the hot spring.

Cafes and Restaurants

Cafes in Bath

This Café is very close from the center of Bath. This is a place for delicious cakes, cookies, salads sandwiches. You can purchase edible gifts like biscuits, meringues, biscotti and fudge.

Tea Monkey
This café offers a selection of 40 tea varieties, excellent coffees and delicious cakes and snacks, including gluten and wheat free options.

Beas Vintage Tea Rooms
This place is decorated in authentic 1930/1940’s style. Even the china tea sets, embroidered tablecloths, ceiling lampshades, bevelled mirrors and war time posters are reminiscent of the 1930/1940’s period. They offer a selection of buttermilk scones, homemade cakes and special sponge cakes.

The Rajpoot - An Indian restaurant
If you want to get a taste of Indian Cuisine in England then the Rajpoot is the place to go.

Rajpoot is an Indian restaurant that was opened in 1980. They provide a variety food from India. They have won many awards and are dedicated to providing authentic Indian cuisine.

Eastern Eye is another must visit place for lovers of Indian cuisine. You can find vegetarian and vegan restaurants in Bath.

Names of Other restaurants in Bath
Oakwood -The Park Wick
Lime Restaurant in Homewood Park
Park Restaurant at Lucknom Park Hotel
Dower House Restaurant
Olive Tree Restaurant & Queensberry Hotel

The Bath Abbey Tower and Skyline

The Bath Abbey Tower is the last one of the Medieval Churches of England. It is situated next to the Roman Baths in the heart of the city. For over one thousand years and even today masses are conducted. You can climb the 212 steps of the tower, sit behind the clock face, stand on top of the Abbey's vaulted ceiling, be amazed at the Abbey's bells or climb up to the top to get a bird's eye view of the city.

A walk in the Bath Skyline
This walk is an exhilarating six mile walk around the city of Bath. This walk takes you through meadows, ancient woodlands, an Iron Age Hill Fort, Roman settlements and brilliant panoramic views of the city of Bath.

Shopping in Bath

Shop to your heart’s content in Milsom Place and at South Gate.

Milsom Place you can shop for designer fashions, accessories, shoes, stuff for your home, flowers and delicious chocolates. Relax in-between with a cup of coffee in any of the cafes. There are a number of restaurants to satisfy your hunger.

South Gate is Bath’s new shopping center with Georgian style streets and huge spacious areas. South Gate has 55 stores currently where you can shop till you drop!!

Guildhall Market is a place where there are stalls selling a range of countless products including tea, coffee and Gillards of Bath.

Green Park Station is a daily market where you can shop for food, home and garden items. Art lovers will not be disappointed. There are many beautiful works of arts and craft products. A farmer’s market is also held in this place every Saturday.

Bailey Hot Air Balloons - Up and Away

Bailey Hot Air Balloons launch hot air balloons throughout summer. They offer Champagne Hot Air Balloon Flights over the city of Bath. Drift up gently and get magnificent views of this wonderful city steeped in ancient history and beauty of nature.

Jane Austen in Bath

Jane Austen set her novels "Northanger Abbey" and "Persuasion" in Bath. She lived in Bath from 1801 - 1806. You can visit the "Number 4 Sydney Place" an 18th century Georgian apartment where Jane Austen stayed.

The reading room with stained glass widows was the place she used to read and write when she was young. She used to walk through the Royal Crescent on Sundays after church. A visit to this place is a dream come true for Jane Austen's fans.

The wonders of ancient history immersed in nature's beauty together with modern day facilities and shopping experiences makes the city of Bath is a dream travel destination.


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author avatar Delicia Powers
2nd Feb 2013 (#)

I live very near a small ship building city in Maine named after
Bath...lovely article and lovely city,,,:0)

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author avatar Songbird B
25th Mar 2013 (#)

What a great article about Bath vellur.. I live only a few miles from this gorgeous historic city and a trip into the Bath for us is always a treat.. It really is a stunning place to visit for its architecture and its historic content. Didn't know about the vintage cafe, so that will certainly be a place we will visit on our next trip into the city.. You see? You have even taught me something my friend! lol

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author avatar vellur
29th May 2013 (#)

Delicia Powers thank you for stopping by.

Songbird B thank you, you are very lucky to visit Bath so often!!

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