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The beauty and history of Bath: More wonderful things to do and see in Bath

26/08/2016 philip General

Bath is such a beautiful city packed with history that there is always something to do, no matter what your interests may be. Following our last feature, here are a few more of the most interesting things you can do and see on a trip to Bath:

Bath in bloom

If you are a nature lover with a particular interest in flowers, you will have a delightful time in Bath thanks to the many great parks in the area. Prior Park is a must-see for horticulturalists. Inspired by the famous poet Alexander Pope and built under the guidance of celebrated landscape designer Capability Brown, the park is a veritable feast for the eyes with sloping hills, a wonderful Palladian Bridge, grazing cows and some of the best views over the city’s skyline- not to mention a whole host of blooms – so it’s a trip you will never forget.

We would suggest that if you want to get a unique view of the celebrated park, you may want to consider taking a hot air balloon ride in Bath, which will give you a birds eye view of the magnificent beauty below.

Another colourful area you should visit in Bath is the Royal Victoria Park, which is home to Botanical Gardens, planted back in 1887. The park boasts rock gardens, a woodland walk, scented gardens and even a pool, set over nine acres – perfect for a picnic or a day’s relaxation in nature.

The Jane Austen Centre

Jane Austen’s novels are brimming with Regency beauty, so a trip to the Jane Austen Centre is a must for even those unfamiliar with her work. Here, you can find out more about the celebrated author’s life in Bath, her novels and the sights and sounds that inspired her greatness.

Sally Lunn’s

If there is one place that historical enthusiasts simply must visit in Bath, it is Sally Lunn’s, which is not only Bath’s oldest house, but also a great restaurant. Excavations of the site have found evidence of both Medieval and Roman foundations, which would once have been at street level. The buildings northern cellar boasts Roman tiles, which would once have been part of a Roman underfloor heating system, and archaeologists have also found a number of domestic objects on the site, which is now open to view.

Sally Lunn, whom the building is named after, was a French woman who took refuge in England in the 1600s. In the 1680s, Sally was famous for her baking, creating light brioche style buns, which tickled the taste buds of Bath locals, and the delicacy, can still be sampled in Bath to this very day.

As you can see, Bath really is one of the most beautiful and interesting cities in the world, with a long history and lots to do and see, which is why it is one of the places you absolutely must visit.

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