The UNESCO World Heritage site of Bath is all about soaking in history, quite literally! Named after the well-preserved Roman-era baths found here, the city continues with its spa tradition to this day. Take a dip in the natural thermal hot springs while sophisticated period tearooms, retro cafes, quaint taverns, and bistros that dot this historic city welcome you warmly. The city has been home to some famous names – author Jane Austen as well as artists John Maggs and Sir Thomas Lawrence. The alluring Georgian architecture of the city’s buildings has been the inspiration for some of their most famous works and provided the backdrop for many a novel and television program. Soak in the beauty and tranquility of Bath Abbey with its exquisite stained glass windows. Stay at one of the stately Georgian guesthouses or pick a lovely country cottage to call home while in the city. Get your dose of mystique with a drive to the prehistoric site of Stonehenge located less than an hour away.
Georgian & Literary History
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Places: London (3 days) → Bath (2) → Cotswolds (1) → Oxford (2) → Lake District (2) → London (1)
Tour Highlights: History & Architecture, Food, Museums, Galleries & West End Shows, British Royalty, Roman Baths, Georgian...
The Royal Crescent Hotel and Spa is a heritage property set in the historic center of Bath. Located half an hour away from the Bristol International Airport, visitors will find several places of interest within walking distance, including the Jane Austen Center.