Bath has seen many firsts, and one of the most significant was the discovery of Uranus by astronomer William Herschel. He used a telescope he designed himself and made the discovery in 1781 right in his own back garden, and the house has been transformed into a small museum to the family’s work. The Herschels were a family of high achievers in their day, and they were talented musicians as well as astronomers.
There are all kinds of things to see and do in Bath, but what about those days when you fancy trying something completely different during your stay? Well this is one for the foodies, as Flavour of Bath offer a whole day’s culinary experience right in the centre of the city.
So last season was all about giving joy to others and making sure they had a good time, so we think spring should be about a little pampering for yourself to get you ready for summer. The first few months of the year may not always be the most positive, as there are the pressures of all those new year resolutions to contend with, plans to make – and many of us didn’t take time out to actually rest during the Christmas break what with all those festivities.
No trip to Bath is complete without visiting the magnificent Roman Baths. The Romans helped to make the City of Bath world-famous and their legacy still lives on, even after all this time.
A visit to Bath is a chance to step back in time, and the Georgian Garden is a hidden, fascinating example of how things looked in Jane Austen’s time. Thousands travel to see the Royal Circus with its unique curving architecture, but not so many wander to the back of the houses and take the chance to explore the layout of an original set of Georgian gardens.
Just 9 miles from the city of Bath, in a peaceful valley lay the remains of the once-grand Farleigh Hungerford Castle. Now owned by the National Trust, the majestic ruins are still breathtaking and date back to the 14th century.
Bath’s Holburne Museum is housed in one of the city’s most striking buildings, and it’s a great day out for visitors of all ages. With free entry to all permanent collection, the museum is proud to display ‘art for everyone’, and it’s open all year round.
The Victoria Art Gallery is home to some beautiful pieces of art that any art fan must see. Although there are not many permanent exhibitions, the gallery only hosts the finest work and this will be evident when you visit.
Bath played a hugely important part in Jane Austen’s life and it was here that she lived between 1801 and 1806. Every year, millions of people come to this beautiful part of England to get a taste of what life was like for one of the world’s most loved authors.