On the summit is Alexandra Park, a wonderful, tranquil green space with mature trees and magnificent views over the city. Whether it’s to stroll, get a bird’s eye view of Bath, walk the dog, picnic, play boules or take advantage of the children’s playground, the park offers something for everyone.
With its remarkable collection of folk and decorative arts, the Museum shows the diverse and complex nature of American traditions. The only museum of Americana outside the United States, it was founded to bring American history and cultures to the people of Britain and Europe.
We're a non-profit organisation providing education, training and therapeutic activities to disadvantaged people in the local community. Situated on a beautiful 37-acre plot in Bath, we're a popular visitor attraction for families and children with a play park, animals, walking trails, farm shop and cafe. Admission is free, donations welcome.
Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf is back for more nighttime fun! This year we are lighting up Bath’s famous adventure golf course in Victoria park. We have spread the festive atmosphere from the ice rink and given our crazy golf an exciting new make over.
Bath Postal Museum re-opened at 27 Northgate Street, underneath the City of Bath Post Office. It remains there to this day. Museum co-founder Audrey with patron Terry Pratchett . The new museum is cold water in the face for anyone thinking postal history is dull.
The Botanical Gardens at Royal Victoria Park About One of the most delightful features of Royal Victoria Park, The Botanical Gardens were formed in 1887, and within their nine acres are many choice trees, shrubs, a fine herbaceous border, a rock garden and pool, a scented walk, a collection of old shrub roses, and a replica of a Roman Temple.
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.
Bath is a very green city with plenty of parks and gardens to explore. Sit back and relax in a deckchair in Parade Gardens, where live music can often be heard drifting from the bandstand or follow in the footsteps of Jane Austen by promenading through Sydney Gardens to the picturesque Kennet and Avon Canal.
Henrietta Park contains many fine trees, a pergola covered with roses, extensive shrubberies and beautiful flower beds, along with a Sensory Garden which is planted with many sweetly scented flowers and shrubs. A small area of the park was laid out as a memorial garden to George V in 1937.
The Herschel Museum of Astronomy is dedicated to the many achievements of the Herschels, who were distinguished astronomers as well as talented musicians. It was from this house, using a telescope of his own design that William discovered the planet Uranus in 1781.
Holburne Museum is a bijoux experience, a mixture of an interestin g permanent collection with paintings representi ng work nominally earlier than 1840, some collectabl es from 18thC and early 19thC. The... re are some good selected temporary exhibition s that are well curated e.g. FRY right now.
What is the Jane Austen Centre? Welcome to Bath, England – a place very much at the heart of Jane Austen’s life and works. And nestled in the heart of the city is the Jane Austen Centre, a permanent exhibition that explores Jane’s time in Bath and the influence that this beautiful city had on her books, characters and personal life.
No. 1 Royal Crescent is a museum which has been decorated and furnished just as it might have been during the period 1776-1796. The rooms feature historic furniture, pictures and objects that reveal what life was like for Bath’s fashionable residents – both upstairs and downstairs.
The statue of King Bladud overlooking the King's Bath at Bath carries the date of 1699, but its inclusion in earlier pictures shows that it is much older than this. The tale claims that he also encouraged the practice of necromancy, or divination through the spirits of the dead.
The bridge is named after Frances Pulteney, wife of William Johnstone. He was a wealthy Scottish lawyer and Member of Parliament. Frances was the third daughter of MP and government official Daniel Pulteney (1684–1731) and first cousin once removed of William Pulteney, 1st Earl of Bath.
Pulteney Weir What is it? The 1603 map of Bath by Savile shows a weir on the River Avon to the east of the Abbey. On the west (Abbey) bank is shown "The Monks Mill" and on the opposite bank "Bathewick mill" [Davis & Bonsall 2006]. The photograph below is taken from the approximate location of the Monks Mill.
The Roman Baths complex is a site of historical interest in the English city of Bath. The house is a well-preserved Roman site for public bathing. The Roman Baths themselves are below the modern street level. There are four main features: the Sacred Spring, the Roman Temple, the Roman Bath House and the museum, holding finds from Roman 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.
Sham Castle is a folly in Bathampton overlooking the city of Bath, Somerset, England. It is a Grade II* listed building. It is a screen wall with a central pointed arch flanked by two 3-storey circular turrets, which extend sideways to a 2-storey square tower at each end of the wall.
Here is part of my 1802 map of Bath taken from John Feltham’s book, A Guide to all the Watering and Sea Bathing Places , showing the area of the Circus and the Gravel Walk, and here is it annotated with the approximate position of the Garden (1) and the House (2).
A stay at The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa places you in the heart of Bath, steps from Royal Crescent and No. 1 Royal Crescent. This 5-star hotel is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Roman Baths and 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Bath Abbey. Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 45 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring DVD players and flat-screen televisions.
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.
Bath's public art museum housing paintings, sculpture and decorative arts. Stunning and historic venues for hire in the heart of a World Heritage city. Collecting and keeping safe historical records relating to Bath. The City of Bath is designated with UNESCO World Heritage Site status. Promoting and assisting film-making in Bath & North East Somerset.
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.