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Places to stay in Bath

First established as a spa location under the name Aquae Sulis by the Romans just 20 or so years after they arrived in Britain, Bath is a city steeped in history. They built baths and a temple in and around the city that would come to be worshipped by Iron-Age Britons. Much later in its history, Bath became a spa town during the Georgian and Victorian eras.

Inscribed as a World Heritage Site in 1987, the city is now home to a rich arts centre featuring countless theatres, museums, and other cultural venues, leading it to host over one million staying visitors and 3.8 million day-trippers every year. Two universities in the area have also helped its youth population boom, creating an enviable hub for nightlife.

 
Places to stay in Bath
Places to stay in Bath

If you're looking for a great-value and friendly place to rest up and plan your next moves in Bath, then look no further than the YHA for your accommodation needs in this stunning city. Designated in its entirety as a World Heritage Site, the backpackers' hostel in Bath is a perfect match for the location, reflecting the city's grand architecture in its exterior - but staying modern and comfortable indoors.

 

Five Free Things To Do In Bath

Roman Baths
The Roman Baths host four main features: the Sacred Spring, Roman Temple, Roman Bath House and Museum, which holds historical findings from the site. The water that bubbles up from the ground falls as rain on the Mendip Hills, while geothermal energy naturally raises the water's temperature and presence to the Roman Baths' location.

Royal Crescent and the Circus
Both residential areas created in the second half of the 18th century by John Wood the Younger, the former is a crescent while the latter is an oval, and both offer perhaps the greatest examples of Georgian architecture in the United Kingdom.

Bath Abbey
Known officially as the Abbey Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, this landmark is an Anglican parish church and former Benedictine monastery founded in the 7th century. Built in the 12th and 16th centuries and heavily restored in the 1860s by Sir George Gilbert Scott, it is one of the most stunning examples of Perpendicular Gothic architecture in the world.

Royal Victoria Park
Overlooked by the Royal Crescent, this park consists of 57 acres of attractions including a skateboard ramp, a 12 and 18-hole golf course, a boating pond, tennis, bowling and putting greens, open air concert facilities and a nine-acre botanical garden. It is also listed by English Heritage on the Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England.

Fashion Museum
With over 30,000 costume items to see, independent fashion experts whose work is represented include Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren, John Galliano, Jean Muir, Alexander McQueen and Donatella Versace.

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