This article is meant to consolidate a visit to Bath, England into two days. It will first go over the background of the area, then list some of the more popular sites and attractions to visit. Finally this article will offer a list of places where the visitor may stay for the night. While taking a vacation is fun, many of us simply do not have the time to spare to take more than two or three day jaunts. This article will allow for maximization of time to have the best visit possible.
Background of Bath
The city of Bath is approximately 12 miles from Bristol. It is situated on the banks of the Avon river. It is said that Bath was found by the British King Badud in the year 863BC. Myth has it that the actual formation of the city occurred with the mouth of a volcano. Originally the Romans had built a temple dedicated to the Goddess of healing in 50AD. The Romans soon after built a town on the site and called it Aquae Sulis. The location does possess a number of hot springs leading to the construction of the famous public baths located there.
Queen Elizabeth I gave the area a charter in 1590. The area did not realize any growth in population until the 18th century though. It is said that the architect John Elder as well as his son are responsible for many of the buildings in the area. Included in their designs are the Queen's Square, The Circus, the Pump House, and the Assembly. This magnificent architecture as well as the remnants of the Roman influence on the area have made it a World Heritage location.
What to See In Two Days
The Pump House is a definite visit. They have live chamber music to enjoy while taking in the beauty and serenity. See how the baths appeared in Romans times in their beautifully maintained surroundings and take in a relaxing soak in the naturally heated waters. Beautiful carvings and a wealth of history is available for visitors at the Abbey.
Putney Bridge and the Royal Crescent are also definite must sees. The architecture remains primarily intact and a thriving cafe scene surrounds them. Finally, be sure to see the Circus. This circular neighbourhood offers spectacular architectural design and an area where one may relax and picnic.
Where to Stay In Bath
There are a number of hotels in the area that offer luxury rooms and beautiful views. It is suggested to always call ahead and reserve a place to stay in order to assure that there is room for you. Whether one desires to stay in the heart of the city or a short walk from the centre of everything, there are rooms at a variety of locations throughout the area.
The author is a travel writer and has reviewed many establishments around the world including hotels and B&B in Bath.