Elegant Bath is the largest city in the county of Somerset and is so called due to being named after the well known Roman baths that were built there. It is situated a little less than one hundred miles from London. The nearest airport is Bristol which offers both domestic and international flights. Bath is of Outstanding Universal Value and is a UNESCO world heritage site due to its cultural and historic characteristics.
The history of Bath goes back all the way to Roman times when Bath was constructed for the purpose of enjoyment, self indulgence and pleasure and has been popular through the ages with the remains now drawing in many visitors per annum. Although the ancient Roman baths are no longer used for recreational bathing, you can visit nearby modern spas for a similar relaxing experience.
Bath is a prosperous, ambitious, diverse and dynamic city that has attracted many highly skilled and forward thinking professionals to high value growth sectors which include advanced engineering, technology and innovation, creative industries and energy. Other strong key sectors are health and wellbeing, education and professional and financial services. Hospitality, retail and leisure are also thriving and are linked to the huge amount of tourism that is generated here with several million people per year visiting the city of Bath.
The University of Bath is a highly regarded university with many graduates finding themselves being sought after by leading companies. The university is named one of the top 150 universities in the world according to QS World University Rankings 2024.
Bath is noted for its many ‘honey coloured’ characteristic architectures which owes its eye catching appearance to the yellow hued stone that was once quarried here in abundance. The Georgian architecture, cobbled streets and well preserved historic sites contribute to the unique and charming atmosphere of the city.
In addition to the Roman Bath attractions as previously mentioned, there are many other delights here with many fascinating museums and galleries to explore. Marvel at the gothic architecture of Bath Abbey, visit Pultenay Bridge with its array of shops and restaurants along both sides or stop at the interactive Jane Austen Centre (she lived in Bath for several years). The Thermae Bath Spa features Britain’s only natural thermal spa. The rooftop pool offers panoramic views of the city where visitors can unwind in the warm waters while relaxing in luxurious surroundings.
The city boasts an exciting arts and cultural scene with galleries, theatres and festivals, all offering a variety of entertainment options. Bath is popular with shoppers and offers a unique assortment of shops and some exceptional places to eat and drink. It is a culinary heaven and hosts regular events, markets and festivals that feature the finest produce from the surrounding areas.
Bath is surrounded by countryside and pretty little villages where time tends to slow down. Being such an affluent and sought after city which is only eleven miles from Bristol, the house prices tend to reflect this. However, there are some very beautiful properties to be had in this cultural city that is encompassed by rolling green hills. It is a safe city which embraces visitors and newcomers alike.
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