Travel Guide: Bath City, England

simplyoj By simplyoj, 8th Oct 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Bath City is located at Somerset south west of England 100 miles from London. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, a major tourist destination in England.

Travel Guide: Bath City, England

the grandeur Georgian architecture and the historical scenery of the city are perfect to create a cinematic effect on movies. It is no wonder that the Inventor of Cinematography, William Friese-Greene, begun his development of motion picture works at Bath.

Through the years, it has been a favorite film location for some Hollywood films such as Dracula, Duchess, and Vanity Fair to name a few. Other celebrities had been attracted with the beauty of Bath City either working on a project or for a personal tour. Some homegrown personalities are Jane Austen (Historic Writer), Jamie Cullum (Music Artist), John Oliver (Inventor).

Roman Baths and the Temple of Aquae Sulis

Bath is considered as the “Spa City” and the home of ancient Romans in Britain during 1st Century AD with remains of the Temple of Aquae Sulis (“the waters of Sulis”) whom they identified to the Greek goddess Minerva, and the Roman Baths with hot springs beneath the city.

The Great Bath is the Romans main bath with 1.6 meters deep hot spa water leading to all sides of the building.

Aside from the Roman baths, the city offers variety of activities for tourists such as enjoying films and Shakepearean plays on theaters, various museums, parks, superb restaurants, luxurious hotels and events for couples or for the whole family. With almost 4 million visitors a year, the city continues to draw tourists around the globe.

Where and How to go :
The Roman Baths, Abbey Church Yard
Bath, BA1 1LZ
Tel: +44 (0)1225 477785
Fax: +44 (0)1225 477743
Email: romanbaths_enquiries@bathnes.gov.uk

Bath City is 136 kilometers from Heathrow Airport and 200 kilometers Gatwick Airport. Hire cars are available from these airport going to the Bath City.

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Official Tourism Website of Bath City

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author avatar M G Singh
8th Oct 2011 (#)

Excellent info. Good post

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