Monthly Archives: February 2013

Peek Behind the Scenes at the Roman Baths

Think you’ve seen all there is to explore in Bath? Think again. The Roman Baths are welcoming a select few to see the city’s most famous attraction from a whole new angle with its tunnel and behind the scenes tour this Spring. The 27th March and 24 April will see lucky visitors roam areas of the Roman Baths usually closed to the public, so don’t miss out.
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Get to know Bath with a guided tour

Bath may be a city of many things to see and offer a rich history to learn about but fear not, there is a wide selection of tours to help make sure you don’t miss a thing during your visit. There are open bus tours available to help visitors get an uninterrupted view of the golden architecture that’s made the area famous, and they’ll take you right to the Royal Crescent and The Circus. You will soon understand just why The Circus was inspired by Rome’s Colosseum and in no time you’ll be able to picture the ladies that once ambled along The Cresent in their finery.
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Get cycling at Bath’s Brassknocker Basin this spring

So we all know how much there is to see and do in the centre of Bath, but there are some fantastic days out for those of you who fancy venturing a little further afield too. The Canal Visitor Centre is found at the delightfully named Brassknocker Basin just five miles from the city centre, and you can hire boats or bikes there and get on with a day of activity.
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Dine in Style at the Pump Room

The South West has become a major player on the foodie scene in recent years, but when it comes to mouth-watering food the old restaurants are often the best. How does breakfast, lunch or dinners in The Pump Room of Bath sound? Serving modern British cuisine with a special twist, the restaurant offers fine food in one of the city’s most elegant locations.
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Calling all Jane Austen Fans

Bath has always had a special hold over Jane Austen fans, and the Jane Austen Centre makes the perfect starting point to a day dedicated to following in the writer’s footsteps. The city may have only been the young Miss Austen’s home for 5 years but that was more than enough time for her to establish haunts, settings and points of interest that continue to attract fans even today.
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Bath hits the big screen in Les Mis

Who’s seen the stunning adaptation of Les Miserables? And did anyone think some of the scenery looked familiar? Some of the film’s scenes were shot in Bath’s Grand Parade beside the River Avon, and they provided the perfect backdrop to the tale of struggle and redemption. Bath’s dramatic architecture and nostalgic appearance has always made it a favourite with film directors from around the globe, and Les Mis is the latest in a string of films to showcase it on the silver screen.
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Bath Abbey

Bath Abbey is a beautiful and magnificent building that dates back to the 15th century. It was on this site that history was repeatedly made and the incredible fan vaulting was constructed. Not only will you have the opportunity to take a walk around the Abbey, but you will also have the chance to visit the Heritage Vaults Museum that can be accessed from the southern side.
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