The city of Bath is steeped in history. In 1987 the city itself was recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for it’s historical significance, with it’s origins dating back to the Roman occupation of Britain some 2000 years ago. Since it’s creation, the city has witnessed a great many changes and has been home to many influential people. Today marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of Pride and Prejudice, created by one of Bath’s most famous daughters: Jane Austen. So for this blog we thought we’d highlight some of the historical attractions found in the City of Bath.
The Roman Baths
Home to Britain’s only hot spring which is surrounded by the magnificent Roman built temple and bathing complex the baths are one of the UK’s major attractions. Follow in the footsteps of the Romans and relax and unwind with one of the baths spa packages.
Jane Austen House
Recently redeveloped thanks to a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund the home of the world renowned author is open to the public. A fantastic experience for fans and non-fans alike the house is where Jane Austen spent the last years of her life, creating some of her most notable works.
The last of the great medieval churches of England and over 500 years old Bath Abbey is an incredible sight to behold. The site itself has been home to many churches which have come and gone for over 1000 years. Open for tours on every day apart from Sunday and boasting unrivaled views of the city from atop the 212 step tower the Abbey is a must for those in the city.
Mentioned in last week’s blog and under an hour away from the centre of Bath is Avebury, recently voted the second best World Heritage Site in the World. Home to Europe’s largest stone circle dating back nearly 4000 years don’t miss out on opportunity to step back into Britain’s mysterious past.