The spa city of Bath has been occupied since pre-Roman times but came to prominence as the Roman Town of Aquae Sulis, because of the natural spring which became the source of the Roman baths. You can still visit the Roman Baths, which are located near the magnificent 12th Century Abbey. Extensively rebuilt in the 18th Century, Bath offers excellent shopping and dining for a full day out.
Bath is justly famous for its Georgian architecture including The Circus and Regency Crescent. The Circus forms a circle with three entrances. It was built between 1754 and 1768, and the name comes from the Latin ‘circus’, meaning a ring, oval or circle. The Royal Crescent is a row of 30 terraced houses laid out in a sweeping crescent. Although some changes have been made to the various interiors over the years, the Georgian stone facade remains much as it was when first built.
Distance 26 miles