Bath attractions

Bath attractions

Bath SomersetFrom Bath you can explore the beautiful county of Somerset with its stunning coastline, the Quantock and Mendip Hills, historic towns and villages and unique areas of countryside. The coastal resorts at Minehead, Burnham-on-Sea, Weston-super-Mare and Clevedon are perfect for family holidays with numerous attractions and places to stay. There are 3 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, home to a diverse range of wildlife. Somerset is the home of Cheddar Cheese, you can still see it being made today in Cheddar Gorge. The Mendip Hills are the home of the ancient city of Wells and six miles away lies the mysterious town of Glastonbury.

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Attractions Bath Abbey Heritage Vaults, Bath Abbey, Kingston Parade, Bath. BA1 1LT. Tel: 01225 422462. We are fortunate to worship in such a very beautiful building, and the community here continues a tradition of Christian prayer and worship on this site going back hundreds of years. www.bathabbey.org. Location: In the centre of Bath.

Bath Abbey Heritage Vaults

Attractions Roman Baths, Abbey Church Yard, BATH BA1 1LZ. Tel: 01225 477785. Around Britain's only hot spring, the Romans built a magnificent temple and bathing complex that still flows with natural hot water. Many objects were thrown into the Sacred Spring as offerings to the goddess, including more than 12,000 Roman coins. Great Bath is the magnificent centrepiece of the Roman baths is a pool, lined with 45 sheets of lead, and filled with hot spa water. Location: In the centre of Bath.

Roman Baths

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Attractions1 Royal Crescent, BATH BA1 2LR Tel: 01225 428126. Number 1 was designed by John Wood the Younger, and was the first house to be built in the Royal Crescent, now designated a World Heritage Building. Location: In the centre of Bath.

1 Royal Crescent

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Attractions Museum of Costume, Assembly Rooms, Bennett Street, BATH BA1 2QH. Tel: 01225 477173 The story of fashion over the last 400 years is told at the Museum of Costume, the finest museum of fashionable garments in the world. www.museumofcostume.co.uk. Location: In the centre of Bath.

Museum of Costume

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Attractions Holburne Museum of Art, Great Poulteney St, Bath, BA2 4DB. Tel: 01225 466669. Includes landscapes by Guardi, portraits by Stubbs, Ramsay, Raeburn, Zoffany and Bath's own artists Thomas Gainsborough, William Hoare and the Barkers of Bath. www.romanbaths.co.uk. Location: In the centre of Bath.

Holburne Museum of Art

Attractions Castle Combe Circuit, Castle Combe, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN14 7EY. Tel: 01249 782417. Circuit activities here at Castle Combe Circuit include Race Car Meetings, Motorcycle Race Meetings, both Motorbike and Car Track Days, and Driving Experiences, where you can feel the thrill of driving our race cars around a race circuit. www.castlecombecircuit.co.uk. About 9 miles north east of Bath.

Castle Combe Circuit

Attractions Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum & Village, Lacock, nr Chippenham, Wiltshire SN15 2LG. Tel: 01249 730459. Medieval cloistered abbey converted into a fine country house. Newly-restored botanic gardens. Location for films, 'Harry Potter', 'Pride and Prejudice', 'Moll Flanders' and 'Emma'. National Trust. Charges apply. About 11 miles east of Bath.

Lacock Abbey

Attractions Dyrham Park, Dyrham, nr Chippenham, Gloucestershire SN14 8ER. Tel: 0117 937 2501. 17th-century mansion, garden and deer park. Film location for 'Remains of the Day' (1993). National Trust. Charges apply. About 7 miles north of Bath.

Dyrham Park

Attractions Great Chalfield Manor, nr Melksham, Wiltshire SN12 8NH. Tel: 01225 782239. 15th-century manor house and garden. Moat, gatehouse and great hall. National Trust. Charges apply. About 7 miles east of Bath.

Great Chalfield Manor

Attractions The Kennet & Avon Canal Trust, Canal Centre, Couch Lane, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 1EB. Tel: +44 (0)1380 721279. The Trust has been in existence for over 40 years. It was formed to restore the, then closed, Kennet & Avon Canal from Reading to Bristol as a "through" navigation and as a public amenity. www.katrust.org. Bath & Bristol Branch.

The Kennet & Avon Canal Trust

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