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Bath is the largest city in the ceremonial county of Somerset, England, known for its Roman-built baths. In 2011, the population was 88,859. Bath is in the valley of the River Avon, 97 miles west of London and 11 miles south-east of Bristol. The city became a World Heritage Site in 1987. The city became a spa with the Latin name Aquae Sulis c. 60 AD when the Romans built baths and a temple in the valley of the River Avon, although hot springs were known even before then. Bath Abbey was founded in the 7th century and became a religious centre; the building was rebuilt in the 12th and 16th centuries.

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Roman Baths

Stall Street, Bath BA1 1LZ, UK
Visit Bath's most iconic sight situated in the heart of the city, attracting more than one million tourists every year and thus being one of the most visited heritage attractions in the UK. It was founded around 70 AD mainly as a bathing but also socialising complex, built upon thermal springs, the natural hot water of which played a key role throughout its history. The whole complex is wonderfully preserved. In addition, the historical site includes the remains of the Temple of Aquae Sulis and a museum of artefacts that were found at the site. You can get here by bus from London, the Baths are only a 5-minute walk away from the bus station.
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Pulteney Bridge

Bridge Street, Bath, BA2 4AT, UK
Pulteney Bridge crosses the River Avon in Bath, England. It was completed by 1774, and connected the city with the land of the Pulteney family which they wished to develop. Designed by Robert Adam in a Palladian style, it is exceptional in having shops built across its full span on both sides. It has been designated as a Grade I listed building.Within 20 years of its construction, alterations were made that expanded the shops and changed the façades. By the end of the 18th century it had been damaged by floods, but it was rebuilt to a similar design. Over the next century alterations to the shops included cantilevered extensions on the bridge's north face. In the 20th century several schemes were carried out to preserve the bridge and partially return it to its original appearance, enhancing its appeal as a tourist attraction.
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Bath Abbey

12 Kingston Buildings, BA1 1LT Bath, UK
The Abbey Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Bath, commonly known as Bath Abbey, is an Anglican parish church and a former Benedictine monastery and a proto Co-cathedral in Bath, Somerset, England. Founded in the 7th century, Bath Abbey was reorganised in the 10th century and rebuilt in the 12th and 16th centuries; major restoration work was carried out by Sir George Gilbert Scott in the 1860s. It is one of the largest examples of Perpendicular Gothic architecture in the West Country. The cathedral was consolidated to Wells Cathedral in 1538 after the abbey was dissolved in the Dissolution of the Monasteries, but the name of the diocese has remained unchanged. The church is cruciform in plan, and able to seat 1200. An active place of worship, it also hosts secular civic ceremonies, concerts and lectures. Its congregation numbers in the hundreds, and annual visitors in the hundreds of thousands. The choir performs in the abbey and elsewhere. There is a heritage museum in the vaults.
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No.1 Royal Crescent Museum

1 Royal Crescent, BA1 2LR, Bath
The Royal Crescent is a row of 30 terraced houses laid out in a sweeping crescent in the city of Bath, England. Designed by the architect John Wood, the Younger and built between 1767 and 1774, it is among the greatest examples of Georgian architecture to be found in the United Kingdom and is a Grade I listed building. Although some changes have been made to the various interiors over the years, the Georgian stone façade remains much as it was when it was first built. The 500-foot-long crescent has 114 Ionic columns on the first floor with an entablature in a Palladian style above. It was the first crescent of terraced houses to be built and an example of "rus in urbe" with its views over the parkland opposite.
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Jane Austen Centre

40 Gay Street, BA1 2NT, Bath
The Jane Austen Centre at 40 Gay Street in Bath, Somerset, England, is a permanent exhibition which tells the story of Jane Austen's Bath experience – the effect that visiting and living in the city had on her and her writing. The building is part of a block which has been designated by English Heritage as a Grade II listed building.
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Royal Victoria Park

Marlborough Lane, Bath, BA1 2NQ, UK
Royal Victoria Park is located in Bath, England. It was opened in 1830 by the 11-year-old Princess Victoria seven years before her ascension to the throne and was the first park to carry her name, with an obelisk dedicated to her. It was privately run as part of the Victorian public park movement until 1921 when it was taken over by the Bath Corporation. The park is overlooked by the Royal Crescent and consists of 57 acres with attractions that include a skateboard ramp, tennis, bowling and putting green and 12 and 18 hole golf course, a boating pond, open-air concerts, a children's play area and a 9-acre botanical garden.
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Sally Lunn's

4 North Parade Passage, BA1 1NX
Built in 1483, this mansion houses a kitchen museum and a sweeping eatery which sells the best buns in the world.
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Assembly Rooms and Fashion Museum

Bennett Street, BA1 2QH
The Fashion Museum is housed in the Assembly Rooms in Bath, Somerset, England. The collection was started by Doris Langley Moore, who gave her collection to the city of Bath in 1963. It focuses on fashionable dress for men, women and children from the late 16th century to the present day and has more than 100,000 objects. The earliest pieces are embroidered shirts and gloves from about 1600. The Museum receives about 130,000 visitors a year including tourists, fashion specialists, students and locals of the area.
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The Assembly Rooms

Bennett Street, BA1 2QH, Bath
Designed in the 18th century, this limestone building consists of four rooms representing the grandeur of the Georgian era. They are now fully accessible to the public and in addition, the site houses a fashion museum with a world-renowned collection of dresses ranging from the 16th century until today.
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Sports

Thermae Bath Spa

Hot Bath Street, Bath, BA1 1SJ, UK
Thermae Bath Spa is a combination of the historic spa and a contemporary building in the city of Bath, England, and re-opened in 2006. Bath and North East Somerset council own the buildings, and, as decreed in a Royal Charter of 1590, are the guardians of the spring waters, which are the only naturally hot, mineral-rich waters in the UK. The Spa is operated by YTL Hotels. The main spa building, the New Royal Bath, was designed by Grimshaw Architects and is constructed in Bath stone, enclosed by a glass envelope. It has two natural thermal baths, an open-air rooftop pool and an indoor pool, and a large Wellness Suite with two aromatic steam rooms, an Ice Chamber, Infrared Sauna and a Celestial Relaxation Room. It also has a cafe, three relaxation areas, and 27 spa treatment rooms, including the 18th century Hot Bath, in which water-based massage such as Watsu takes place. The separate Cross Bath is a grade 1 listed Georgian building containing one open-air thermal bath.
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Cotswald Way

The Cotswold Way is a 102-mile long-distance footpath, running along the Cotswold Edge escarpment of the Cotswold Hills in England. It was officially inaugurated as a National Trail on 24 May 2007 and several new rights of way have been created.
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Alexandra Park

Shakespeare Avenue, Bath, BA2 4PS, UK
Named after Queen Alexandra, this 11-acre park was opened in 1902. Located at the top of the hill, it provides magnificent views of the city. You can get here either by the long flight of steps known as Jacob's ladder or you can take a walk via the Holloway and Shakespeare Avenue.
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Bath Rugby Club

Spring Gardens, Bath, BA2 7AY, UK
Bath Rugby is an English professional rugby union club in Bath, Somerset. They play in the English Premiership. The club has won England's domestic competition, the Anglo-Welsh Cup, the Heineken Cup, and the European Challenge Cup. The club was founded in 1865 as Bath Football Club. The club plays at the Recreation Ground.
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Bristol & Bath Railway Path

The Bristol and Bath Railway Path is a 15-mile off-road cycleway, part of National Cycle Network National Cycle Route 4. It has a 3-metre wide tarmacked surface, and was used for 2.4 million trips in 2007, increasing by 10% per year. It was built by the cycling charity Sustrans between 1979 and 1986, which leased a five-mile stretch near Saltford, with the help of the then Avon County Council, and using volunteers turned it into its first cycleway.
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Two Tunnels Greenway

The Two Tunnels Greenway is a shared use path for walking and cycling in Bath, Somerset, England. The route is National Cycle Route 244. The route joins National Cycle Route 24 south of Bath, with National Cycle Route 4 which runs through Bath.
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Bath Cricket Club

North Parade Bridge Road, Bath, BA2 4EX, UK
Bath Cricket Club is an English amateur cricket club based in the city of Bath, Somerset. The club was founded in 1859 and the Men's 1st XI compete in the West of England Premier League, which is an accredited ECB Premier League, the highest level for recreational club cricket in England and Wales. Bath Cricket Club currently run four Men's teams, and two Women's Teams. In 2003 Bath Cricket Club merged with Somerset Wanderers Women's cricket team. The Women's teams use the playing name of Bath Wanderers. The Women's 1st XI play in the National Women's Premier League - South Division. This is also the highest level for recreational clubs. Home matches are played at the North Parade Ground in Bath, which hosted a Women's One Day International match between England and India in August 2008. The ground had previously been the venue for two women's Twenty20 internationals in 2007, when England played New Zealand.
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Restaraunts

The Circus

34 Brock Street, Bath, BA1 2LN, UK
The Circus is a historic street of large townhouses in the city of Bath, Somerset, England, forming a circle with three entrances. Designed by the prominent architect John Wood, the Elder, it was begun in 1754, completed in 1768, and is regarded as a preeminent example of Georgian architecture. The name comes from the Latin 'circus', which means a ring, oval or circle. It has been designated as a Grade I listed building.The Circus is divided into three segments of equal length, with a lawn in the centre. Each segment faces one of the three entrances, ensuring a classical facade is always presented straight ahead.
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Pump Room

Stall Street, Bath, BA1 1LZ, UK
The Grand Pump Room is a historic building in the Abbey Church Yard, Bath, Somerset, England. It is adjacent to the Roman Baths and serves refreshments including water from the hot springs which supply it. It has been designated as a Grade I listed building since 1950. Along with the Lower Assembly Rooms, it formed a complex where social activity was centred, and where visitors to the city gathered.The present building replaced an earlier one on the same site, designed by John Harvey at the request of Beau Nash, Bath's master of ceremonies, in 1706, before the discovery of Roman remains nearby.
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Guildhall Market

High Street, Bath, BA2 4AW, UK
The Guildhall in Bath, Somerset, England was built between 1775 and 1778 by Thomas Baldwin to designs by Thomas Warr Attwood. It was extended by John McKean Brydon in 1893. It has been designated as a Grade I listed building.The current Bath stone building replaced a Stuart Guildhall, built in 1625, which itself replaced an earlier Tudor structure.The central facade has 4 Ionic columns and the building is surmounted by the figure of Justice. The central dome and the north and south wings were added in 1893. It forms a continuous building with the Victoria Art Gallery and the covered market. The interior includes a banqueting hall with engaged Corinthian columns. It contains 18th century chandeliers and original royal portraits.
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Southgate Shopping Centre

SouthGate Street, Bath, BA1 1AQ, UK
Open since 2009, this shopping mall is an attractive mix of over 50 shops, 6 restaurants, residential area and car park, where you can find all the well-known brands. It was built over a smaller shopping centre that was demolished in 2007, and provides now double the shopping space for you to enjoy!
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Saint Michael's with Saint Paul's

Broad Street, Bath, BA1 5LJ, UK
Come and wonder at this church that combines the piousness of a religious site with a relaxed atmosphere of a café. Might sound odd but it really works! The present church was consecrated in 1837, but the first building was supposedly built around 973 and is thus marked by a long and interesting history.
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Bath Narrowboats Canal Experience Centre

Sydney Wharf, Bath, BA2 4EL, UK
Taking a boat is a great experience and quite an original way how to explore Bath. The “John Rennie” boat also has a restaurant inside.
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Holburne Museum

Great Pulteney Street, BA2 4DB
The Holburne Museum is located in Sydney Pleasure Gardens, Bath, Somerset, England. The city's first public art gallery, the Grade I listed building, is home to fine and decorative arts built around the collection of Sir William Holburne. Artists in the collection include Gainsborough, Guardi, Stubbs, Ramsay and Zoffany. The museum also provides a programme of temporary exhibitions, music performances, creative workshops, family events, talks and lectures. There is a bookshop and a café that opens out onto Sydney Gardens. The museum reopened in May 2011 after restoration and an extension designed by Eric Parry Architects, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
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Ben's Cookies

21 Union Passage, Bath, BA1 1RD, UK
Ben’s Cookies is a chain of shops in England and elsewhere that bakes and sells chewy biscuits. It was founded in 1983 by Helge Rubinstein and co-founded by Karen Brooke Barnett. The company's logo was created by the British artist Quentin Blake. The original store was located in Oxford’s Covered Market. Their cookies can usually be purchased warm as they are baked on site in the shops; they are sold by weight. Ben's Cookies currently has numerous stores in the UK, including Bath, Brighton, Bristol, Edinburgh, London, and Reading. It has also opened stores overseas in New York City, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Kuwait, Singapore and Bangkok.
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Teahouse Emporium

22 New Bond Street, Bath, BA1 1BA, UK
Stop off to purchase loose leaf tea, tea pouches and herbal tisanes. You'll also find teapots, infusers, cups and much more here.
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Going Out

Coeur De Lion

17 Northumberland Place, BA1 5AR
The smallest pub in Bath.
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The Egg

Sawclose, Bath, BA1 1ET, UK
The Egg is a theatre in Bath, built specifically for the use of young people. It was converted from a former cinema and church hall by architects Haworth Tompkins. The Grade II listed Victorian building houses the eponymous 'egg'-shaped auditorium, around which an arts cafe, rooftop rehearsal space and basement technical workshop are arranged. The idea was supported by the children's author Bel Mooney. It opened in October 2005. In 2007, the Peter Hall Company made use of the space in order to stage a production of George Orwell's Animal Farm.The auditorium is flexible in enabling both fully day-lit or blacked out theatre and is usable end-on, in the round, flat floor and traverse.
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Komedia

22-23 Westgate Street, BA1 1EP, Bath
Komedia is an arts and entertainment company which operates venues in the United Kingdom at Brighton and Bath, and a management and production company Komedia Entertainment. Beyond hosting live comedy, the venues also host music, cabaret, theatre and shows for children, featuring local, national and international performers. The Brighton and Bath venues operate cinemas within their buildings in partnership with Picturehouse. Komedia also creates broadcast comedy and has most notably co-produced and hosted the live recordings of seven series of the Sony Award-winning Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! for BBC Radio 4 and is a co-producer on BBC1's sitcom Count Arthur Strong.
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Ustinov

Sawclose, Bath, BA1 1ET, UK
The Ustinov Studio is a studio theatre in Bath, England. It is the Theatre Royal's second space, built in 1997 at the rear of the building on Monmouth Street. It is named after the actor Peter Ustinov who led the fundraising programme for the Studio's creation in the early 1990s. In 2006 it closed for a £1.5million, 15-month refurbishment undertaken by Haworth Tompkins. The Ustinov Studio re-opened in February 2008, following a period of closure for refurbishment, with their own production of Breakfast With Mugabe starring Joseph Marcell, Miles Anderson and Nicholas Bailey.As of 2015, the studio is led by the Artistic Director Laurence Boswell. In the 2012 American Season at the Ustinov Studio, Sarah Ruhl's In the Next Room was the winner of the Best New Play — Theatre Awards UK 2012 and nominated for three Tony Awards.
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Hiking

Parade Gardens

Grand Parade, Bath, BA2 4DF, UK
Well-manicured patch of greenery frequented by locals and tourists. In summer the park gets lively thanks to the music performances.
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Prior Park

Ralph Allen Drive, BA2 5AH, Bath
Prior Park is a Palladian house, designed by John Wood, the Elder, and built in the 1730s and 1740s for Ralph Allen on a hill overlooking Bath, Somerset, England. It has been designated as a Grade I listed building. The house was built to demonstrate the properties of Bath stone as a building material. The design followed work by Andrea Palladio and was influenced by drawings originally made by Colen Campbell for Wanstead House in Essex. The main block had 15 bays and each of the wings 17 bays each. The surrounding parkland had been laid out in 1100 but following the purchase of the land by Allen 11.3 hectares were established as a landscape garden. Features in the garden include a bridge covered by Palladian arches, which is also Grade I listed.
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Bath Skyline Walk

Set out for a 6-mile walk which will take you across hills, woods and valleys around Bath. Have a family picnic or explore the local fauna.
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Orange Grove

Orange Grove, Bath, BA1 1LP, UK
The best of independent shops, luxurious boutiques and fancy stands can be found in this street. Admire the obelisk and gardens, too.
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Sydney Gardens

Sydney Road, Bath, BA2 6NT, UK
Sydney Gardens is a public open space at the end of Great Pulteney Street in Bath, Somerset, England. The gardens are the only remaining eighteenth-century pleasure gardens in the country. They are Grade II listed on the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens of special historic interest in England.The gardens were laid out in the 1790s, to plans by Thomas Baldwin which were completed by Charles Harcourt Masters, as a commercial pleasure garden with a variety of attractions. Features included a maze, grotto, sham castle and an artificial rural scene with moving figures powered by a clockwork mechanism.
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Henrietta Park

Henrietta Street, Bath, BA2 6LR, UK
The park is a pastiche of patches of lawn, flower beds and various shrubs. The star attractions are the sensory garden and white Wisteria.
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Relaxing

Queen Square

Queen Square is a square of Georgian houses in the city of Bath, England. Queen Square is the first element in "the most important architectural sequence in Bath", which includes the Circus and the Royal Crescent. All of the buildings which make up the square are Grade I listed. The original development was undertaken by John Wood, the Elder in the early 18th century. He designed the building frontages following the rules of Palladian architecture and then sub-let to individual builders to put up the rest of the buildings. The obelisk in the centre of the square, of which Wood was “inordinately proud”, was erected by Beau Nash in 1738 in honour of Frederick, Prince of Wales.
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Beazer Garden Maze

Beazer Gardens, Bath, BA2 1EE, UK
You and your children can visit this amazing maze which can be found in the Beazer Gardens for free. You won't regret coming here.
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Shopping

The Corridor

High Street, Bath BA1 5AP, United Kingdom
The Corridor is one of the world's earliest retail arcades, designed by architect Henry Goodridge and built in 1825, in Bath, Somerset, England. The fashion for arranging shops in arcades arose in Paris in the late 18th Century. The Corridor followed the trend set by London's Burlington Arcade. The Grade II listed arcade has a glass roof. The High Street end has a Doric colonnade. Each end has marble columns.A musicians gallery, with a wrought iron balustrade and gilt lions heads and garlands, is in the centre of the arcade.Number 7 was the photographic studio of William Friese-Greene.
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Walcot Street

Walcot St, Bath BA1 5BG, UK
Walcot is a suburb of the city of Bath, England. It lies to the north-north-east of the city centre, and is an electoral ward of the city. The parish church of St Swithin, on The Paragon was built in 1779-90 by John Palmer. 18th century poet Christopher Anstey is buried at the church. Walcot was the birthplace of Richard Debaufre Guyon, who would become, in succession, an Austrian officer, a Hungarian rebel and an Ottoman Pasha.Walcot electoral ward is bisected by the western end of the London Road. The majority of the ward lies north of the London Road, with a smaller part to the south including an area south of the River Avon.
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Milsom Street

Milsom Street in Bath, Somerset, England was built in 1762 by Thomas Lightholder. The buildings were originally grand town houses, but most are now used as shops, offices and banks. Most have three storeys with mansard roofs and Corinthian columns. Numbers 2 to 22 are grade II listed. The bank at number 24 was built by Wilson and Willcox and includes baroque detail not seen on the other buildings. Numbers 25 to 36 continue the architectural theme from numbers 2 to 22.Numbers 37 to 42 which are known as Somersetshire Buildings have been designated as Grade II* listed buildings.The Octagon Chapel was a place of worship, then a furniture shop by Mallett Antiques Opened briefly as a restaurant, which has subsequently closed. It is accessed beside number 46.As a fashionable Georgian thoroughfare, Milsom Street is quoted in several of the works of Jane Austen, including Northanger Abbey and Persuasion.
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Toppings

The Paragon, BA1 5LS
Bookworms welcome! This cozy bookshop brims with over 45,000 titles and organizes a great deal of talks and readings. Don't miss it!
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Sightseeing

Bath Street

Bath Street in Bath, Somerset, England was built by Thomas Baldwin in 1791. Several of the buildings have been designated as Grade I listed buildings.It was originally named Cross Bath Street as it contains the Cross Bath. It is also the entrance to the much more recent Thermae Bath Spa. At the northern end of the street the buildings are continuous with those in Stall Street. The 2 story buildings have Mansard roofs. Windows are pedimented and have decorative friezes. The south side is formed by numbers 1 to 8, while the north side is numbers 9 to 16, which formed part of the Royal Baths Treatment Centre, and are continuous with the buildings in Stall Street.
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Cavendish Crescent

Cavendish Cres, Bath BA1 2UG, UK
Cavendish Crescent in Bath, Somerset, is a Georgian crescent built in the early 19th century to a design by the architect John Pinch the elder. At 11 houses, it is the shortest of the seven Georgian crescents in Bath. It also has one of the plainest facades, with no central feature, the only decoration being the consoles over the central first floor window of each house.
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Theatre Royal

Sawclose, Bath, BA1 1ET, UK
The Theatre Royal in Bath, England, was built in 1805. A Grade II* listed building, it has been described by the Theatres Trust as "One of the most important surviving examples of Georgian theatre architecture". It has a capacity for an audience of around 900. The Theatre Royal was built to replace the Old Orchard Street Theatre, funded by a Tontine and elaborately decorated. The architect was George Dance the Younger, with John Palmer carrying out much of the work. It opened with a performance of Shakespeare's Richard III and hosted performances by many leading actors of the time including Dorothea Jordan, William Macready and Edmund Kean.
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Camden Crescent

No longer in a form of a crescent due to the missing middle part, yet still in a nice shape. Great example of 18th-century architecture.
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Building of Bath Collection

1 Royal Crescent, Bath, BA1 2LR, UK
The Museum of Bath Architecture in Bath, Somerset, England, occupies the Countess of Huntingdon's Chapel, where it provides exhibits that explain the building of the Georgian era city during the 18th century. It is owned and managed by the Bath Preservation Trust. The Trust moved its own offices from Number One Royal Crescent to occupy part of the Chapel while the Whole Story Project was undertaken to reunite Number One with its original domestic offices. The museum includes a series of models, maps, paintings and reconstructions to show how a typical Georgian house was constructed, from the ashlar stone to the decorative plasterwork. Sections include displays of stone mining, furniture making, painting, wallpaper, soft furnishings and upholstery.
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Sion Hill Place

Sion Hill Place in the Lansdown area of Bath, Somerset, England was designed by John Pinch the elder and built between 1818 and 1820. Suspension bridge builder and brewer James Dredge, Sr. lived here in the mid 19th century. Summerhill and numbers 1 to 9 have been designated as a Grade I listed building.The Georgian terrace of numbers 1 to 9 is made up of 4 storey houses which is symmetrical from which the centre house, number 5, stands forward and has a pediment. The ground floor of all houses is rusticated. The houses at either end have curved segmental bows for their entire height. Numbers 1 to 4 were built by William Cowell Hayes a local painter, while Daniel Aust, from Walcot, built number 5 and possibly the others.Summerhill House, which is attached to the west end of the terrace, came from Chippenham and was demolished and transported stone by stone.Famous Residents
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Beckford's Tower & Museum

Lansdown Road, Bath, BA1 9BH, UK
Beckford's Tower, originally known as Lansdown Tower, is an architectural folly built in neo-classical style on Lansdown Hill, just outside Bath, Somerset, England. The tower and its attached railings are designated as a Grade I listed building. Along with the adjoining Lansdown Cemetery it is Grade II listed on the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens of special historic interest in England.The tower was built for William Thomas Beckford, a rich novelist, art collector and critic, to designs by Henry Goodridge and completed in 1827. Beckford used it as a library and a retreat, with the cupola at the top acting as a belvedere providing views over the surrounding countryside. The Italianate building at the base of the tower housed drawing rooms and a library. Extensive grounds between Beckford's house in Lansdown Crescent were landscaped and planted to create Beckford's Ride.
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Lansdown Crescent

Lansdown Crescent is a well-known example of Georgian architecture in Bath, Somerset, England, designed by John Palmer and constructed by a variety of builders between 1789 and 1793. The buildings have a clear view over central Bath, being sited on Lansdown Hill near to, but higher than, other well-known Georgian buildings including the Royal Crescent, St James's Square, Bath and The Circus, Bath. It forms the central part of a string of curved terraces, including Lansdown Place East and West, and Someset Place, which were the northern-most boundary of the development of Georgian Bath.
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Eddie Cochran Memorial Stone

Midford Road, Bath, BA2 5RP, UK
Edward Raymond Cochran was an American musician. Cochran's rockabilly songs, such as "Twenty Flight Rock", "Summertime Blues", "C'mon Everybody", and "Somethin' Else", captured teenage frustration and desire in the mid-1950s and early 1960s. He experimented with multitrack recording, distortion techniques, and overdubbing even on his earliest singles. He played the guitar, piano, bass, and drums.
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Traveling

Bath Spa Rail Station

Dorchester Street, Bath BA1 1SU, UK
Bath Spa railway station is the principal station serving the city of Bath, South West England. It is on the Great Western Main Line, 106 miles 71 chains down the line from London Paddington and situated between Chippenham to the east and Oldfield Park and to the west. Its three-letter station code is BTH. The station is currently managed by Great Western Railway, and it is served by trains operated by CrossCountry, Great Western Railway and South Western Railway.
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Hotels

Premier Inn

BA1 2BX

The Roseate Villa

BA2 6LX

The County Hotel

18-19 Pulteney Road, BA2 4EZ

Holiday Inn Express

BA2 3QU

YHA Bath

Bathwick Hill, BA2 6LA, Bath

Travelodge Bath Waterside

BA2 4JP

Dukes Hotel

53-54 Great Pulteney Street, BA2 4DN

The Gainsborough Bath Spa

BA1 1QY

Bath YMCA

BA1 5LH