Bath: Bath At A Glance

Family Activities Bath

Family Activities

Bath with kids? No problem! There are plenty of things for all the family. Try Bowood House, a few miles north-east, with its Adventure Playground; Wookey Hole, the caves near Wells or try Bath...

Dundas Aqueduct

Aqueducts Near Bath

The canal and river follow each other on the east side of Bath to Bradford, ten miles away. At two points along the way, at Dundas (pictured here) and Avoncliff, the canal crosses over...

Home for Writers

Bath has long been an inspiration and often home for writers apart from Jane Austen: 500 years ago, Chaucer’s Wife of Bath brought her world-wisdom to the Canterbury Tales. Terrace Wlalk, east of the...

Victorian Post Boxes

Two original Victorian postboxes still stand in Pulteney Street. The ‘Penfold Hexagonal’ is still in daily use and has been for over a century. The pattern was discontinued because letters got stuck in the...

Minerva

The ancient Celts used the springs here, and worshipped the goddess Sul. The Romans came and built the baths 2000 years ago, calling the place ‘Aquae Sulis’ – ‘the waters of Sul’. Their equivalent...

Ghost Stories

Bath has plenty of haunted places, though you should sleep undisturbed in your hotel or guest house. There are two guided tours each night in summer that take you through Bath’s spookiest streets. Check...

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