A Roman Holiday Away from Rome: The Bath Experience

Roman Baths with Bath Abbey reflection in Bath, England

If you are a great student of history, the city of Bath in the UK is a nice place to visit for a holiday. Two things come to mind when one mentions the name of Bath; first, of course, are the ancient ruins of the Roman baths you can find here.

There is also the name of Jane Austen, who spent a great deal of time in the city.

As the Romans Do

You have already got Jane Austen’s time in the city and the Roman ruins as reasons for visiting the city. However, there are places worth booking a night at a boutique B&B here in Bath that residents may recommend:

An In-depth Account

Now that you have an idea of the places, here is a deeper look into Bath and where it got its name.

  • Bath was so named for the Great Bath found within the city. With hypocaust (underfloor heating) systems and hot and cold baths, the city is well-connected with its Roman past.
  • The other attraction of the city is the structures featuring Georgian designs. Some of these are The Circus and the Assembly Rooms. It has been an attraction since its restoration in the 50s and 60s.
  • The Thermae Bath Spa is one of the most visited attractions in the city. Not only famous for its Roman and Georgian-inspired steam rooms, you are a lucky person if you manage to be one of the groups of 8-12 to book a session at the New Royal Bath.
  • Jane Austen spent quite a lot of time in the city, and it served as inspiration for her writing. The Jane Austen Centre gives you a glimpse of how she spent her time in the city.

There are many more things to do in Bath. But a vacation is one best enjoyed in relaxation, so remember to take a break from the hustle and bustle every once and a while.

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