2000 years ago the Romans built a magnificent Bath House around the only natural hot spring in England, giving the city of Bath its name. Undoubtedly one of the jewels in South West England's crown - the entire city has been named a World Heritage site.
With the river Avon running through it's centre, sweeping Georgian terraces, Palladian parades, large town houses and a wealth of architectural treasures built from honey coloured limestone make this one of England's most beautiful cities.
There's far more to Bath than history and architecture however; today you'll find a buzzing city with great retail options, pretty parks and superb nightlife featuring fine dining, internationally acclaimed theatre, live comedy and great pubs and bars.
Take a look at the ideas on this page for more inspiration. For detailed information and booking online go to the official Visit Bath website.
A world-class collection of contemporary and historical dress, illustrating the changing fashions from the 16th century to the present day.
Around Britain's only hot spring, the Romans built this magnificent temple and bathing complex that still flows with natural hot water.
Pamper yourself in the same warm, mineral-rich thermal waters that the Celts and Romans enjoyed over 2000 years ago.
This breathtaking building is the last of the great medieval churches of England. Climb 212 steps to the top of the tower for unrivalled panoramic views of the city.
One of the world's best known architectural landmarks. Built in the 1700's, some 30 houses form the remarkable Royal Crescent.
A true hidden gem amongst the bustle of the city, Prior Park is a perfect escape. Enjoy sweeping views over Bath.
Home to the world famous Sally Lunn Bun. The oldest house in Bath has refreshed townspeople and travellers since Roman times.
Enjoy the ancient skills of the glassblowers and stained glass artists in this unique working museum, you can even have a go yourself!
A magnificently restored and authentically furnished town house creates a wonderful picture of fashionable life in 18th century Bath.
One of the UK's leading live entertainment venues with an unparalleled mix of comedy, music and cabaret shows - also home to Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall's River Cottage Canteen.
Seeking a short break with a difference? Hone your culinary skills at one of Bath's award winning cookery schools.
Situated within 120 acres of wonderful grounds and stunning scenery, the American Museum in Britain is home to the finest collection of Americana outside of the United States.
The interactive American Heritage Exhibition precedes a series of attractive period rooms dating from colonial times until the eve of the Civil War.
You'll also discover an outstanding quilt collection, inspiring Folk Art gallery and fascinating map exhibition.