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The World Heritage Site of Bath

Aug 17, 2007
The city Bath is located ninety minutes away from London Paddington by train, a short drive from the M4/M5 motorways and just fifth teen miles from Bristol International Airport.

The World Heritage Site of Bath and the stunning countryside surrounding it is one of Englands most beautiful places to visit. It is a unique city with its hot springs, Roman Baths, splendid Abbey and Georgian stone crescents have attracted visitors for centuries. It is set in the rolling Somerset countryside. Accompanying Baths beauty idyllic countryside rich in history and heritage, a rural patchwork of charming villages, lakes and valleys.

A city centre rarely offers so much to see and do in such a small geographical area as in Bath Centre. World class museums, including the Roman Baths and the internationally renowned Museum of Costume, are so numerous that little gems such as the Book Binding Museum are easily overlooked. An important site of historical and cultural origins, the centre is home to the Abbey, site of 1600 years of religious activity, and the Theatre Royal is home to pre London tours and local productions alike. Music, literature and Shakespeare Festivals highlight the busy diary of activities, and pubs, clubs and various music and comedy venues are plentiful. Around every corner you can find excellent dining options, and if you're bent on shopping, you cant go wrong. The city has all the big names as well as a complete range of independent merchants, all within easy walking distance of one another. Both train and bus stations provide easy access to all the city has to offer.

The industrial and social heritage of this old farming and coal mining region is celebrated in the town of Radstock at the museum. The areas a fascinating contrast to Bath, with plentiful evidence of by gone ways of life.

A visit must include following in the footsteps of Jane Austen and her characters from Northanger Abbey and Persuasion. Promenade along grand Georgian crescents, take the waters and enjoy great shopping, dining and entertainment.

Jane Austen Walking Tours include experienced guides take you to the places where Jane lived, walked, visited and shopped, as well as discover Baths fascinating history, culture and wonderful architecture.

Other attractions include Ghost Walks of Bath. Experience the highly acclaimed tour on foot as you walk through the ancient streets of the Roman city of Bath.

Bizarre Bath which give a comic look at the sites and history of Bath.

The Great Bath Pub Crawl which are tours throughout the summer seven nights a week.
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Douglas Scott writes for The Cheap Car Hire Specialist. and is a free lance writer for The Spanish Villa Rental Site
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