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Bath is a historic town to explore west of London in the county of Somerset. A beautiful city, it is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage city due to its considerable historic attractions. Dating back to Roman times, Bath is steeped in English history. A visit here will take you away from the city to an enchanted era.
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Jane Austen Centre
Celebrate the life and works of Bath’s most famous resident, Jane Austen, in a centre dedicated to her talents. Regency times will come to life through authentic period costumes, films, and period furnishings. Once you have finished your guide through Jane Austen’s works, you can enjoy a Regency-themed snack at the tearooms. Photo from www.janeausten.co.uk
Explore this heritage site and see where the Romans walked. The signature destination of the city, the Roman Baths are now presented in the best way possible to recreate their original state. Take an evening tour of the area, when the area is torch-lit.
Another heritage site, Stonehenge is in Wiltshire, in the countryside surrounding Bath. A world heritage site, Stonehenge is a highlight of England’s south-west countryside. A prehistoric monument shrouded in mystery, the purpose for the stone-like structure is still unknown. Many believe it was built in 2,500 B.C, in late Neolithic British times. A new visitor centre is about to be unveiled, adding to the existing tourist experience.
Thermae Bath Spa
A fitting way to immerse yourself in Bath’s culture and history is to bathe in the mineral-rich waters synonymous with the city, at Thermae Bath Spa. Various packages are available, but the Twilight Package is a romantic treat including a bathing session and a light meal. There’s also a rooftop open-air pool, aroma steam rooms, and various spa treatments available.