Over 2,000 years ago, the Roman’s built a beautiful bath house over the only naturally formed hot spring in England, baptizing the city with its namesake. Tucked away in the South West of England, Bath is one of the most beautiful sites in the United Kingdom, boasting the best Georgian and Palladian architecture in Europe. The romantic, somewhat gothic edge to Bath evenattracts couples on their honeymoon! So in the spirit of it all, bring along a friend or lover, pack your bags, book yourself into a hotel in the city centre and explore Bath’s rich history.
The Roman Baths
According to ancient folklore, Prince Bladud founded the City of Bath in 863BC around the UK’s only natural hot spring water in celebration, after it cured him of leprosy. Fast forwarding into AD 43, the Romans invaded, building a centre for recuperation and relaxation called ‘AquaeSulis’, used by famous nobles around the land. The famous mineral water is still used to this day, given to visitors of the Baths during tours aroundthe ancient site. You can even discover the baths at discount prices, with a group or family ticket.
Recently listed by CNN as one of the world’s Top 10 Fashion Museums, Bath’s museumtravels from the past to the present, lending a commentary on the nation’s favourite dress throughout time, zipping open and exploring the social and political reasons for each style. If you’d like to take a look at the world renowned museum,this video gives you a tantalising taster.
The Holburne Museum
The Holburne Museum is heralded as a ‘Museum for everyone’, putting on exhibits and public lectures, celebrating the history and the art of Bath, the UK and even the world. The site even hosts Saturday Art Clubs, especially for 5- 13 year olds, and ‘Meet the Artists’ events where visitors can shake hands with prestigious contemporary artistsbefore taking part in a creative workshop. So whatever yourartistic medium, be it camera or paintbrush, bring it along and learn from the best.