Bath, UK offers great opportunity for exploring Roman spa and architecture

Wide angle view of the Royal Crescent and the lawn in front, free image

Large green lawn in front of the Royal Crescent

Bath, Somerset, UK
Latitude: 51.3872, Longtitude: -2.3682
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Bath is a short drive from London and is an excellent candidate for a road trip. It is a small town with a population of about 80 thousand people, but once it was one of the largest in England. In Celtic and then Roman times Bath was famous for its hot springs. Today the Roman Baths and museum are the main attraction, as well as the Pump Room – a building nearby where visitors can try the waters from the spring, have a bite at the restaurant. These two buildings are considered historic and are located at the same square as the Bath Abbey.

The exterior of these structures is yellow in color – signature sign of local Bath stone. It can be seen in architecture everywhere around the town. Short walk away tourists can find many more examples of beautiful architectural designs. Pulteney bridge, completed in 18 century across river Avon, is a wonderful example of Palladian style.

Street dispplay of flowers for sale
Colorful flower shop

Exploring further may take one to the Circus – completely round Georgian building in three sections. Couple hundred yards to the West is the Royal Crescent also of Georgian style in architecture and also residential townhouses. Bath has always been popular with the Royals and local population returned the favor. Monument to Queen Victoria “erected with loyalty and love” by the women of Bath is a proof of that. Again it is a great town to visit on a day trip, Bath is only 90 miles from London and about 12 from Bristol.

Ceiling detail of the Pump Room in Bath, UK.
Grand dome of the Pump Room building
The Pump Room restaurant entrance
Entrance to the Pump Room
Rows of Columns at Royal Crescent
Rows of Columns at Royal Crescent
Royal Crescent lawn
Large green space near Royal Crescent
Columns and windows of the Royal Crescent
Facade of the building with columns
Curved fence and road around the Royal Crescent
Gentle curve of the Royal Crescent
Georgian architectural design sample
Grand Georgian architecture
Decorated entrance to the pub, Bath UK
Pub on the streets of Bath, UK
Clock tower, Bath
Clock tower, Bath
Queen Victoria monument in Bath, UK
Queen Victoria monument in Bath, UK
Flower shop on Pulteney Bridge, UK
Stonework of the Pulteney Bridge crossing river Avon
Attractions directions street sign in Bath
Street sign directing tourists to attractions in Bath
Main tower with clock of Bath Abbey
Main tower with clock of Bath Abbey
Walcot street in Bath detail of stonework.
Old stone wall and and arch in Walcot street, Bath UK
View from main square at the Roman bath museum
Roman baths museum and the Pump Room

 

  02.09.2017 by FPImages

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