Wednesday March 7th 2018
Originally built by the Romans around 60AD, the charming city of Bath and the natural hot springs of the area, the only ones of their kind in Britain, have served as a spa resort for roughly the last two millennia. Modern Bath, however, became famous during the 18th and 19th centuries as a place for the English fashionable set to vacation, see each other, and gossip.
Jane Austen famously lived in Bath for a while and used it as a key setting in two of her novels: Northanger Abbey & Persuasion. Today, Bath is world-renowned for its Georgian architecture, having roughly 5000 buildings on the UK list of historical buildings, more than any other city in the UK including London. It is also one of few cities in England that is a UNESCO World Heritage city. Bath is home to the last great Renaissance church in England with its unique Perpendicular style, which you’ll also see some at Westminster Abbey.
Places like the Royal Crescent, the Pump House, and the Circus help create for Bath it’s unique feel. Your day in Bath will include exploring the town, walking in the footsteps of Jane Austen, and enjoying the life of an 19th century English gentleman.