“Fine balls, fine concerts, fine buildings and springs
Fine walks and fine views and a thousand fine things
Not to mention the sweet situation and air
What place, my dear mother, with Bath can compare” quote from a poem by Christopher Anstey
The Romans found the fine waters of Bath refreshing over 2000 years ago. The city was revived by Georgian society in the 18th century. As Mrs Piozzi enthused in 1788, there was no place ‘where one lives so well for so little Money, no Place where so many Beauties meet, no Place where there are such Combinations of Gayety and such Opportunities of Snugness’.Bath is set in the rolling countryside of southwest England. The city has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. Once here you will be able to explore, with your guide, the Roman baths, Bath Abbey, Pultney Bridge, Royal Cresent plus much more. Bath’s wonderful honey coloured Georgian architecture is straight from a Jane Austen novel (well she did live here for a few years)
Promenading, was a popular pastime for Baths wealthy Georgian population so we will follow in their footsteps as we promenade around. See where jane Austin, lived, or were Gainsborough entertained. Besides its history your guide will show you film locations from several famous movies shot in Bath. Plus the city is not without its Rock n Roll and you will hear stories of which famous star died in Bath and which famous Pop Star prospered by this.
– there will also be time for some shopping in the antique and craft shops!