Visit Bath in Black and White

Visit Bath in Black and White
Surely one of England’s biggest tourist drawcards outside of London shouldn’t need a reason. Just in case you’re not sure though, here are some reasons in plain old black & white that might have you hopping a train from London to see this very elegant city. 

Owing its name and fame to the country’s only natural hot springs, Bath was a place of indulgence and high society. The Romans took this natural resource, and with a touch of Roman flair and technology built the famous bathing establishment tourist still flock to see.

Baths allure faded slightly when the Romans left and the opulent bathing complex fell into disrepair. This slip from grace was not long lived. Bath was back in the spotlight when England’s first ever king, Edgar was coronated in 973 at the site of the Bath Abbey.

A new bathing house built in the sixteenth century was made popular by the visit of Queen Elizabeth I.  She also ordered the restoration of Bath Abbey. By the 18th century, Bath was again the toast of high society after construction of some of the most famous Georgian landmarks in England, including the Circus and Royal Crescent. With the help of a fashion forward dandy and Master of Ceremonies by the name of Beau Nash, a self appointed entertainment coordinator and socialite,  Bath became the most fashionable spa resort in 18th century England.

Declared a World Heritage Site in 1987, expect the same sophisticated, high society ambiance today when you visit Bath with high ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Visit Bath in Black and White
Guide Location: England » Bath
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: The Roman Baths   Pulteney Bridge   Bathwick Boatman Restaurant   The Abbey   Sally Lunns Bun Shop   Royal Crescent   No1. Royal Crescent  
Author: Kate O'malley
Read it on author's website: http://www.vagrantsoftheworld.com/visit-bath/