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Area (sq km): 130,410
Population: 60,776,238
Nationality: English
Local Name: England
Language: English,
Welsh,
Gaelic
Time Zone: GMT
Currency: 1 pound = 100 pence
Rate: www.xe.com
Capital: London
Dialling Code: +44
Electricity: 240V/50Hz
Internet Code: .uk
Religion: Anglican,
Roman Catholic,
Presbyterian
Climate: Maritime
Government: Constitutional Monarchy
GDP: $1.93 trillion
Unemployment: 2.9%
Inoculations: None
Driving: Left
Int'l License: Not Required
Banking: M-F 9.00-17.30
Major Airports: Birmingham(BHX),
Liverpool(LPL),
London(LGW),
London(LTN),
London(LHR),
London(STN),
Manchester(MAN)

Historic Bath

The beautiful city of Bath, Somerset, is one of the most visited sites in England and is located at around 159km west of London, in the valley of the River Avon. Bath is famous for its natural hot springs, Roman baths and exquisite Georgian buildings.

Roman Baths
Roman Baths

Every visit to Bath is like taking a history lesson in beautiful surroundings. Bath is also home to great museums, quaint streets, gorgeous shops and is host to various art festivals throughout the year. No wonder it has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are some guided walking-tours on which you can learn some delightful details about this wonderful town.

History of Bath

The history of Bath is rich and ancient. Findings show that the Celts used the main spring as a sacred area dedicated to the goddess Sulis. Later on, during the Roman invasion, an elaborated bathing complex was built making good use of the mineral water from the hot springs, an engineering feat indeed. The water from Bath’s natural hot springs, is supposed to have medicinal properties, as it contains various minerals – hence its peculiar flavour.

For various centuries people would come to the baths looking for a cure to their ailments, including Queen Charlotte, who spent some time in Bath before she died. It is said that after the Queen’s visit, Bath became a fashionable watering site among the wealthy and famous.

Places of Interest in Bath

You will love the places of interest in Bath, like the Roman Baths, the amazingly well-preserved bath complex, which is open to the public all year. The Bath Abbey, the last Gothic church built in England and the Royal Crescent, an elegant example of the Georgian architecture of Bath in the 18th Century.

If you would like to enjoy a panoramic view of Bath, don’t miss the Beckford Tower. Also, a visit to the modern facilities of the Thermae Bath spa is worth it, here you can enjoy the benefits of the much talked about waters from the hot springs.

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