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Culture of Bath. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Bath Bath has a lot of symbolic historical sights, the most famous among which is the Roman Baths Museum. The unique thermal complex discovered in Bath in the late 18th century is now one of the largest and most beautiful in the world. The baths are perfectly preserved; they were restored with the efforts of architects and today represent an incredibly beautiful architectural complex. A chic terrace with statues of Roman emperors and commanders, the ancient baths and spacious stone grounds - a walk through this amazing open-air museum gives a lot of impressions.
Many travelers know the charming English town of Bath lying on the banks of the River Avon as a first-class balneological resort. It is curious that the name of the city speaks for itself: … Open
The Abbey Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul stands out among other religious landmarks. The beautiful Anglican church, which is considered a true example of the Gothic style, was built in the 7th century. During the early Middle Ages, the church was completely rebuilt. The building, which travelers can admire today, is 49-meter-high. The church can accommodate 1,200 parishioners at one time, it is a permanent venue for a variety of cultural events. Part of the large-scale structure is reserved for keeping the Heritage Museum's exposition.
An outstanding architectural landmark is the (Royal Crescent ). This is the name of an incredibly beautiful old street, which includes 30 houses adjacent to each other forming a crescent moon. The architectural complex is executed in the Georgian style. Its construction began in 1767 under the supervision of the architect John Wood and lasted seven years. In the heyday of the resort, this street was considered one of the most prestigious in the city. Many notable people preferred to stay in luxury houses located here. In memory of the past times, the historic buildings have plaques with the names of eminent guests who have visited them. Currently, several houses of the complex are occupied by a hotel, as well as a very interesting museum and numerous offices. Copyright
Bath is ideal for family holidays, offering a lot of entertainment and leisure centers that could be of great interest to both the smallest tourists and their parents. One of such places is … Open
No less interesting architectural landmark is The Circus, which was built on the model of the Roman Colosseum. In front of the spectacular building is a very beautiful square, just behind which picturesque streets begin. A very interesting sight is the Old Town Hall building (Guildhall ), the construction of which was completed in 1780. All interested people can stroll through its spacious halls, one of which has been converted into the Museum of Roman Antiquities.
An important historical symbol of Bath is the Pulteney Bridge passing over the Avon River that was built in 1773. Travelers are not only attracted by the bridge's spectacular appearance and beautiful surrounding landscapes - next to it, there are several great stores and souvenir shops. The city has many interesting museums and galleries, and the Assembly Rooms is one of the most original and popular of them. Its collection includes a variety of beautiful national costumes of different epochs. Art admirers will be more interested in visiting the Holburne Museum storing a rich collection of old canvases, and those having a sweet tooth are frequent guests in the old Sally Lunn’s Eating House, which is a single complex with a museum of the same name. Areas surrounding the city are also full of amazing medieval sights and interesting natural attractions.
In the section below, you can get one of our excursion, activities or city discovery tours over Bath and surroundings. Our website offers 10-30% lower ticket prices, when compared to the offline purchase on the spot.

City tours, excursions and tickets in Bath and surroundings

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Map of all palaces
Public palaces near Bath
♥   Palace 'Wilton House' , 48.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Bridewell Palace' , 78 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Art galleries in Bath and around
♥   Art museum 'Holburne Museum of Art' Bath, 0.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery' Bristol (UK), 19.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Royal West of England Academy' Bristol (UK), 19.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Bath
♥   Cathedral Church of Ss Peter and Paul, Bristol, 20.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Former Cathedral of St. Andrew, Wells, 28 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Church of St. Michael, Hereford, 64.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique spots in Bath and near

Science Park Porton Down

From the series “Forbidden Construction Objects with Label "Access Denied"”
It is also known that the laboratories of the science park store samples of the most dangerous and aggressive viruses in the world, including the Ebola virus, which was first recorded in 1976 in Africa. In 2008, the Daily Mail published an incredible note that in the "Porton Down" Science Park they are investigating bodies of extraterrestrials that were brought to the laboratory from the crash site of an alien ship. For more than a hundred years of the existence of the base, almost nothing is known about its activities. It is impossible for an outsider to penetrate the territory of the scientific center. … Read further

Megalithic Monuments of Stonehenge and Avebury

From the series “Top 15 Unesco Sites in Europe”
Nearby, there is another amazing megalithic complex, Avebury. Archaeologists suggest that its age is about 4 000 years. This archaeological complex also consists of a cromlech, the diameter of which is more than 350 meters. The structure is surrounded by its moat and shaft. About a hundred stone pillars are set at the perimeter. The weight of pillars is about 50 tons, which also leads modern researchers to confusion. … Read further

Woodchester Mansion

From the series “The Most Mysterious Buildings (Houses, Palaces, Castles) in the World”
From 1873 to the beginning of the Second World War, the mansion resided in ruins, and then was used by U.S. troops, mainly as a morgue. The mysterious mansion surrounded by fabulously beautiful scenery never ceases to attract tourists and researchers of paranormal phenomena. Latter have managed to collect lots of incredible facts. For example, at nightfall, visitors can often hear the music of 40s of the last century in the building. There are ghosts of militaries here, among which a pilot killed in these places during the war was identified. Researchers found the ghost monk at the chapel on the territory of the mansion. Those are just a few of Woodchester Mansion surprising mysteries. … Read further
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Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Bath

Culture guide to Bath. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Bath: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Bath. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info! - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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