The top tourist attraction in Bath is the Roman baths complex in the heart of town, now open as a museum. Considered among the most important Roman remains in the world, it includes a bathing site filled daily by steaming, natural spring water, statues, plunge pools, and changing rooms, all constructed around A.D. 70. Travel forward in time to the 18th century by visiting the famous Royal Crescent (a row of 30 townhouses curved around an expansive lawn) and The Circus (three rows of houses arranged in a circle)—both represent the finest in Georgian architecture. Also see the stained glass and tour the tower of Bath Abbey, a monumental medieval church. End Bath vacations by bathing as the Romans did: A modern spa offers a rooftop pool filled with the only naturally warm, mineral-rich waters in Britain.
Literature-lovers who book Bath vacation packages should check out the Jane Austen Festival, celebrated in September with walks, talks, dances, musical recitals, and a costumed parade; and in December the 130-plus events comprising the Bath Literature Festival. Laugh your way through Bath at the Bath Comedy Festival, which brings well-known and rising comedians to town from late-March to early-April. The Bath International Music Festival in late-May showcases genres from chamber music to jazz, gospel to opera, in venues including Bath Abbey. The 18-day Christmas Market that pops up from late-November to mid-December is the biggest in the region.
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Accommodation in Bath
Travelocity's bookings page has up to 75 Bath hotels for you to choose from when you're planning your getaway to this marvelous city.
You might start off by taking a look at the style and charm of the Bath Priory Hotel and Spa and the Royal Crescent Hotel. If those don't suit your taste and budget, maybe you'll prefer the Macdonald Bath Spa, at Sydney Road, or the Bath House Apartments, at Check In: 40 Crescent Gardens.
You will probably visit the Roman Baths when in Bath. So, why not stay close by? The Queensberry Hotel is 0.5 miles (0.8 kilometers) away, and the Francis Hotel Bath - MGallery by Sofitel is 0.2 miles (0.3 kilometers) away.
Located in the heart of Bath, this hotel is steps from The Egg Theatre, Jane Austen Centre, and Theatre Royal Bath. Roman Baths and Bath Abbey are also within ...
Located in Limpley Stoke, this eco-friendly hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Claverton Pumping Station, American Museum in Britain, and University of Bath. Westwood ...