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• Unique and peaceful Monastery stays like no other

• Enjoy one of a kind guest accommodation in some of the most historic and beautiful buildings in Bath on the doorstep of some of United Kingdom's most renowned tourist attractions.

• Monasteries.com provides a unique opportunity for anyone to stay in beautiful Monastery accommodation across Bath and the surrounding area, the perfect base for a peaceful, relaxing retreat.

Bath Visitor information

You can enjoy Bath City’s incredible architecture, gardens, and parks as well as much more! 

A must visit whilst in Bath would be its famous award-winning Roman Bath Spa and Temple and its three hot springs containing 43 different minerals to soak up. 

You can explore the City’s stunning and perfectly preserved Georgian buildings and architecture. The perfect place to start seeing the full extent would be at the Museum of Bath Architecture, demonstrating the influence of the classical designed buildings, and it also has a Bath architectural Model scaling 1:500 of the historic city center. 

Bath Abbey is a Gothic cathedral with spectacular architecture and an outstanding building to be seen, it can be found on York Street and you can take a guided tour to see the bell chamber, clock face and roof where you’ll get a great view over the city and Roman Baths. 

Pulteney Bridge on bridge street is incredible and one of the last remaining bridges still standing with buildings atop them. You can also explore its quaint little shops and restaurants which are supported by its three arches. 

Bath has many interesting Museums to visit full of artefacts and history, here is a few main ones to visit: Holburne Museum, Fashion Museum Bath, American Museum in Britain, and Herschel Museum of Astronomy among many others. 

Prior Park Landscape Garden is a picturesque Garden worth exploring with its magnificent Palladian Bridge and Gothic temple and serpentine lake. Enjoy wandering the gardens and taking in its beautiful wildlife and surroundings, and if you need a quick break make sure to stop by its ‘Tea Shed’ for a beverage. 

You will find many Restaurants, bars, and cafés in Bath City Centre with a great dining selection to enjoy. 

If you’re wanting to do a bit of Shopping, you will find plenty of shops in the City Center with a great variety to explore! 

Travel 

Everywhere in Bath city is pretty compact and is in easy walking distance as a lot of the city is pedestrianised so walking may be the easiest option. 

However, Bath has a great and reliable bus service spanning the City and surrounding areas, and the main bus station is on Southgate. 

You can also take a Taxi around Bath, there are many companies including Abbey Taxis, Smart Taxis and V Cars. 

Driving around Bath by car can get tricky as there are many narrow streets and it gets easily congested. There are 4 Park and Ride facilities where you can leave your car and get a bus into the city. However, if you would prefer to drive in there are plenty of car parks in the center. 

You can cycle around Bath very easily, and there are also Bike hire companies or a bike hire scheme with four stations to take advantage of. 

Bath Spa Railway Station is the main station and can be found opposite the bus station in the city center, it operates regular train services to surrounding areas and further afield. You can get to London in 90 minutes and Bristol in 15 minutes. 

The nearest airport to Bath is Bristol International Airport (BRS) and there are regular train services between Bristol and Bath. 

History of Bath

Bath is a large city and is named after its Roman-built baths and is in the valley of River Avon and is famous for its 2,000-year-old Roman baths.

 In 60 AD when the Romans built a temple and baths in the valley the city became a spa known as Aquae Sulis which is a Latin name, even though hot springs were known before then. 

Once the temple was constructed, a bathing complex was developed over the following 300 years and the spring was surrounded by an irregular stone chamber lined with lead housing the hot, warm, and cold baths – Caldarium, tepidarium and frigidarium. 

In the 3rd century Bath built a sequence of defensive walls around the city, originated in Roman times, then restored by the Anglo-Saxons, and strengthened in the Medieval period.

In the Middle Ages it became an important trade for the wool industry but took a decline in the 16th and 17th centuries and relied mainly on people coming to bathe in the springs.  Later in the 18th century it had grown into a stunning spa city, famous for its art and literature. 

During the WWII there were over 19,000 buildings affected by the bombings and many people injured or killed. In 1948 the Queen Square garden was given to the people of Bath to become a memorial to the victims of the attacks. 

In 2016 a live bomb which had remained undiscovered for over 70 years was discovered in Bath under the playground of a former Royal High School site, it was made safe by a bomb disposal team and then removed to a Quarry to be blown up safely. 

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