The elegant Roman spa town of Bath is located in the English county of Somerset, 13 miles south of Bristol. The city is famous for its beautifully preserved architecture, although much of which actually predates the Romans. The natural thermal springs are just one of the many attractions that bring millions of visitors to this beautiful part of South West England all year round. In recent years, Bath has been awarded World Heritage status and it's not hard to see why. Major attractions include the Royal Crescent, the Roman Baths and the Thermae Bath Spa. Other highlights include the Jane Austen Museum, Bath Abbey and nearby Stonehenge. With an abundance of side streets within the city centre, it's easy to wile away an afternoon exploring the many boutique stores, delis and restaurants.
Bath offers a huge range of top-quality accommodation, including B&Bs, boutique hotels and cosy guest houses. Visitors can stay in some of the grand townhouses, either in self-catering accommodation or those converted into luxury hotels. Friendly guest houses or B&Bs are perfect for those who want a comfortable base from which to explore the city. The surrounding countryside has some picturesque villages where farmhouses and inns offer excellent accommodation. Anytime is ideal to visit Bath, be it in the beautiful summertime when café life is at is fullest or in winter months when it offers great opportunity for Christmas shopping in their bustling streets & annual Christmas markets.
Bath Spa Railway Station can be reached from London Paddington in less than 90 minutes. There are also trains from Southampton, Brighton, Portsmouth, Salisbury, Bristol, Exeter and Penzance. Bristol is very close and can be reached via car along the A4. Bath is also not far from the M4, which motorists can use to get to West London. Most of the major landmarks are centrally located, which means they can be reached on foot or via the comprehensive bus network.