City Breaks with Kids: Bath

City Breaks with Kids: Bath
 

 
Bath is, quite simply, one of the loveliest cities in England. Surrounded by beautiful countryside, it’s the only city in the UK to be classed as a World Heritage Site. It’s not hard to see why when you first glimpse the gorgeous honey-coloured stone of the Georgian buildings and visit the spectacular Roman Baths. There are delights on every corner, from the numerous museums and parks to the wonderful independent shops and restaurants.

It’s a fantastic city to visit as a family. It’s small enough to explore on foot and there’s more than enough to entertain children and adults alike. What’s more, it makes an ideal base to see more of the local area – the cities of Bristol andWells, Stonehenge, Longleat and the Cotswolds are all nearby.

Walk in the footsteps of the Romans at the Roman Baths

A visit to the Roman Baths is an absolute must – it’s one of the finest spas of the ancient world. Naturally hot water has been rising up from the spring here for thousands of years. In the 1st century AD, the Romans built a magnificent temple and bathing complex where they came to bathe in the sacred waters, pray and seek healing.

You can still tread on the ancient stone pavements where the Romans walked, see the ruins of the temple to the Goddess Minerva and the various bathing rooms. It’s a great place to find out more about the Ancient Romans as there are displays of all the items that have been excavated from the site – thousands of coins, ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: City Breaks with Kids: Bath
Guide Location: England » Bath
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Roman Baths   Sally Lunn’s   Fashion Museum   Assembly Rooms   Bea’s Vintage Tea Room   Bath Boating Station   Royal Crescent   Royal Victoria Park  
Author: Clare Thomson
Read it on author's website: https://suitcasesandsandcastles.com/2016/06/28/city-breaks-with-kids-bath/