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A Holiday Cottage near Bath is the perfect getaway

Bath became a World Heritage Site in 1987 and is known for its natural hot springs and 18th-century Georgian architecture. The museum at the site of its original Roman Baths includes The Great Bath, statues and a temple. Today’s visitors can soak in the waters at the contemporary Thermae Bath Spa. For people who like to shop SouthGate is Bath’s biggest shopping centre located next to Bath Spa railway station.  

Top 10 things to do in Bath

 
City of Bath, UK
1. Discover the highlights of the city on a open top bus tour
Take a tour of the beautiful Georgian city with an open top, they don't cost much and you can listen to the pre-recorded narration, in whatever language suits you best. They set off on a regular basis, and feature some wonderfully cheesy, sightseeing music. Both tours start out from near the Abbey.
   
2. Visit the rooftop pool at Thermae Bath Spa
This is Britain's only natural thermal spa, and it's something you can't afford to miss. A two hour session is only £22 (€29 or $43.7) and this gets you into the Minerva pool, the beautiful airway decongesting vapours of the four flavoured steam room and my personal favourite, the open-air rooftop pool! This is worth every penny!
   
Roman Baths in City of Bath
3. Visit the Roman Baths
The Roman Baths are one of the finest historic sites in the UK. There is a lot to see, so please allow at least two hours to get the most from your visit. Included is the Roman bathhouse and temple, with spring water, Pump Room restaurant, museum and audio tour for kids.
 
Bath City Skyline
4. Bath Skyline Walk
The Bath Skyline walk is a must for everyone, it is wide open space overlooking the World Heritage City of Bath. Explore the Bath Skyline along six miles of way-marked footpaths and discover hidden valleys and tranquil beech woodlands with extensive views over Bath and out towards the Blackdown Hills. The Iron Age fort on Little Solsbury Hill offers the perfect vantage point for spectacular views over Bath.
Royal Crescent Bath
5. Stroll along the iconic Royal Crescent and pop into No.1 Royal Crescent museum
The Royal Crescent is a row of the grandest, semi circle terraced mansions laid out in a sweeping crescent in the city of Bath. Of the Royal Crescent's 30 townhouses, 10 are still full-size townhouses; 18 have been split into flats of various sizes; 1 is the 'No. 1 Royal Crescent' Museum and the large central house at number 16 is the Royal Crescent Hotel. No.1 Royal Crescent is a Georgian town house which was built between 1767 – 1774 to the designs of the architect John Wood the Younger, the Royal Crescent is justly considered one of the finest achievements of 18th century urban architecture and represents the highest point of Palladian architecture in Bath.
6. Tuck into a Sally Lunn bun
Sally Lunn’s is much more than a world famous tea and eating house in the centre of Bath the historic building is one of the oldest houses in Bath. Famous for the Bath delicacy the Sally Lunn Bun – the original Bath Bun. A Sally Lunn is a large bun or teacake made with a yeast dough including cream, eggs, and spice, similar to the sweet brioche breads of France.
7. The Jane Austen Centre
Jane Austen is perhaps the best known and best loved of Bath's many famous residents and visitors. From 1801 to 1806 Bath was her home. The permanent Exhibition tells the story of Jane’s experience in the city between 1801 and 1806 and the effect that living here had on her and her writing.
8. Theatre Royal Bath
The Theatre Royal in Bath is over 200 years old and is a great choice for theatre goers! It is one of the more important theatres in the United Kingdom outside London, with capacity for an audience of around 900.
9 . Take a stroll through Royal Victoria Park
Royal Victoria Park is located in the centre of the city and was opened in 1830 by the 11-year-old Princess Victoria. The park is overlooked by the Royal Crescent and consists of 57 acres (231,000 m²) with attractions that include a skateboard ramp, tennis, bowling a putting green and 12 and 18 hole golf course, a boating pond, open-air concerts, a children's play area and a 9-acre (36,000 m²) botanical garden. The Botanical Gardens was formed in 1887 and contains one of the finest collections of plants on limestone in the West country.
Pulteney Bridge Bath
10. Pulteney Bridge
Pulteney Bridge is one of the world's most beautiful bridges and is surely one of the most romantic bridges in the world, best viewed from Parade Gardens park by the crescent weir.