Bath and its beautiful countryside that surrounds it has been described by many as one of England’s most beautiful places to visit.
Bath has always been an architectural icon, cultural trendsetter and fashionable haunt for the cream of the British society for the last 300 years. The city has been named a world heritage site by UNESCO and is blessed with a wealth of architecture, including the glorious Royal Crescent, Roman Baths, the Circus and Pulteney Bridge. This beautiful city also boasts a diverse collection of museums, which are well worth a visit.
Its architecture and Roman ruins are the biggest attraction but let’s not forget the public gardens are also spectacular. The Parade Gardens, the Queens gardens and the Sydney gardens are all beautiful and worth taking a look. Make sure to visit the Royal Victoria Park also, which was opened by Princess Victoria when she was only 11 years old. She was so taken by the park that she honoured it with the word ‘Royal’.
Bath’s streets are filled with spectacular award winning restaurants, curious tearooms and welcoming cosy pubs. You will find all tastes are catered for, with International foods in all price ranges. Weather you are looking for a quite café to have a small rest from exploring this amazing city, to the perfect restaurant, you are sure to find what you are looking for in Bath. Make sure to try a few different restaurants, you really won’t be disappointed. For people who love food a selection of food and drink events run throughout the year. Don’t forget to visit the farmers market and pick up some of the tasty treats they have on offer.
When it comes to shopping, Bath offers a large choice of independent shops to stylish boutiques and big named brand stores. This picturesque city and its beautiful passageways to explore is easy to get round. Don’t forget to check Milsom Street which was voted ‘Britain’s Best Fashion Street’ by ‘Google Street View Awards’ in 2010. Milsom place is Bath’s main shopping centre with a sophisticated range of shops selling designer fashions, accessories, shoes, home wares, beautiful flowers and delicious chocolate. Make sure to also take a look at Guildhall market were you’ll find 30 stall’s plus great coffee specialists.
Don’t forget that if your main reason for visiting Bath is its spectacular architecture then have a look at the tours on offer. Lots of the tours cover Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, The Roman Baths, Bath and much more. It’s always well worth booking a tour guide that knows what he/she is talking about.