Bath's public art museum housing paintings, sculpture and decorative arts.

Now and again I do drift outside of wine. While much of the time it’s to relax with a scrumptious craft ale, there are times when I indulge and dip into fine spirits. Whether...

Since 2000, major developments have included the Thermae Bath Spa, the SouthGate shopping centre, the residential Western Riverside project on the Stothert & Pitt factory site, and the riverside Bath Quays office and business development.[55][56]

Bath became a World Heritage Site in 1987. The city’s theatres, museums and other cultural and sporting venues have helped to make it a major centre for tourism with more than one million accommodation...

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4. Sink into a sofa at The Huntsman, one of Bath's oldest pubs

Join a culinary tour with Savouring Bath and munch your way around Bath’s best bits.

Victoria Art Gallery and Royal Victoria Park are named after Queen Victoria, who wrote in her journal "The people are really too kind to me.".[145] This feeling seemed to have been reciprocated by the people of Bath: "Lord James O'Brien brought a drawing of the intended pillar which the people of Bath are so kind as to erect in commemoration of my 18th birthday.".[145]

In only a short amount of time Yammo! has become a local household name for great pizza. Now the sort-out restaurant is going back to its roots, keeping the fantastic pizzas but expanding into...

Absolutely worth a visit. Would recommend doing the guided tour...the guides are full of amazing information and very easy to listen to. Our 9 year old learnt a lot on our visit.

The hills in the locality such as Bathampton Down saw human activity from the Mesolithic period.[3][4] Several Bronze Age round barrows were opened by John Skinner in the 18th century.[5] Solsbury Hill overlooking the current city was an Iron Age hill fort, and the adjacent Bathampton Camp may also have been one.[6][7] A long barrow site believed to be from the Beaker people was flattened to make way for RAF Charmy Down.[8]

The district is largely Christian at 71%, with no other religion reaching more than 0.5%. These figures generally compare with the national averages, though the non-religious, at 19.5%, are significantly more prevalent than the national 14.8%. 7.4% of the population describe themselves as "not healthy" in the last 12 months, compared with a national average of 9.2%; nationally, 18.2% of people describe themselves as having a long-term illness; in Bath it is 15.8%.[76]

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Whether you are looking for flexibility with lighting, privacy, noise reduction, thermal insulation or even reducing allergy triggers, our extensive range of interior plantation shutters and PURE wood blinds offer the most stunning solutions in Somerset.

Bath Skyline – walk up and out of the hustle and bustle to enjoy stunning vistas of the city.

Radio stations broadcasting to the city include The Breeze on 107.9FM and Heart West Country (formerly GWR FM) as well as The University of Bath's University Radio Bath, a student-focused radio station available on campus and also online,[184] and Classic Gold 1260, a networked commercial radio station with local programmes.[185]

Bath has two universities, the University of Bath and Bath Spa University. Established in 1966, the University of Bath[156] was named University of the Year by The Sunday Times (2011). It offers programs in politics, languages, the physical sciences, engineering, mathematics, architecture, management and technology.[157]

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William Friese-Greene experimented with celluloid and motion pictures in his studio in the 1870s, developing some of the earliest movie camera technology. He is credited as being one of the inventors of cinematography.[124]

Bath once had an important manufacturing sector, particularly in crane manufacture, furniture manufacture, printing, brass foundries, quarries, dye works and Plasticine manufacture, as well as many mills.[78] Significant Bath companies included Stothert & Pitt, Bath Cabinet Makers and Bath & Portland Stone.

The City of Bath is designated with UNESCO World Heritage Site status.

Bath Skyline route – a 6 mile circular walk Alexandra Park – a steep climb with unmissable views The Cotswold Way – breath taking scenery through an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Kennet and Avon Canal Path – riverside walk to Bradford On Avon

Bath’s biggest shopping centre – located next to Bath Spa railway station it provides 37,000 sq metres of retail space, 3,500 sq metres of leisure space, 2,300 sq metres of restaurant space plus 93...

During the 18th century Thomas Gainsborough and Sir Thomas Lawrence lived and worked in Bath.[119][120] John Maggs, a painter best known for coaching scenes, was born and lived in Bath with his artistic family.[121]

Bath is in the Avon Valley near the southern edge of the Cotswolds, a range of limestone hills designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The hills that surround and make up the city have a maximum altitude of 781 feet (238 metres) on the Lansdown plateau. Bath has an area of 11 square miles (28 square kilometres).[67]

Whether you fancy a romantic short break, a fun family holiday, an indulgent foodie getaway or an exciting day out on the bus or train, Bath is guaranteed to delight. Discover England’s most complete Georgian architecture, iconic visitor attractions such as Stonehenge and Longleat Safari Park, great boutique shopping, fantastic nightlife, fabulous festivals and a remarkable range of restaurants, bars and cafés.

Really well laid out museum totally brimming with facts! I think I would need 2 trips to take it all in! A really enjoyable afternoon out and well worth a visit by young and old alike.

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The Palladian Bridge – make your way to Prior Park and capture the bridge in its beautiful surrounds.

Spotlight on Wolf Wines – Bath’s exciting new indie wine shop It feels like wine has rarely been more exciting than it is today. Amazing new regions are emerging in markets like ours, from...

Find what the University has to offer with talks, tours and the chance to talk to current students.


Ground floor apartment in a 17th Century Grade II listed building, it sleeps up to 4 people. With private car park.

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Sit back and enjoy views of the abbey whilst indulging on fudge and champagne at The San Francisco Fudge Factory.

Administrative systems fell within the hundreds. The Bath Hundred had various names including the Hundred of Le Buri. The Bath Foreign Hundred or Forinsecum covered the area outside the city and was later combined into the Bath Forum Hundred. Wealthy merchants had no status within the hundred courts and formed guilds to gain influence. They built the first guildhall probably in the 13th century. Around 1200 the first mayor was appointed.[35]

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Many cricket clubs are based in the city, including Bath Cricket Club, who are based at the North Parade Ground and play in the West of England Premier League. Cricket is also played on the Recreation Ground, just across from where the Rugby is played. The Recreation Ground is also home to Bath Croquet Club, which was re-formed in 1976 and is affiliated with the South West Federation of Croquet Clubs.[169]

The population of the city was 40,020 at the 1801 census, making it one of the largest cities in Britain.[47] William Thomas Beckford bought a house in Lansdown Crescent in 1822, and subsequently two adjacent houses to form his residence. Having acquired all the land between his home and the top of Lansdown Hill, he created a garden more than 1⁄2 mile (800 m) in length and built Beckford's Tower at the top.[48]

Collecting and keeping safe historical records relating to Bath.

Stunning and historic venues for hire in the heart of a World Heritage city.