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Bath South West England

January 2, 2015 by David Herd

Bath South West England

City of Bath photo Bath69.jpgBath South West England is quite a beautiful city. Located 97 miles (156 km) west of London and 13 miles (21 km) south-east of Bristol. In 2011, its population was 88,859.

The Royal Crescent in Bath

Royal Crescent BathMany notable people have either lived or stayed in the Royal Crescent since it was first built over 230 years ago, and some are commemorated on special plaques attached to the relevant buildings.

The Royal Crescent now includes a hotel and a Georgian house museum, while some of the houses have been converted into flats and offices. It is a popular location for the makers of films and television programmes, and a major tourist attraction in its own right.

The Empire is a landmark building

Bath South West England

Like many other cities I visit I took advantage of the open top tourist bus to see many interesting parts of the city.  The Empire is a landmark building in Bath in the heart of the city was built in 1901.

Inside the Empire is Garfunkel’s an interesting restaurant and is part of a chain with branches in London and Edinburgh.

Roman Baths

Bath South West EnglandBath is famous for the Roman Baths that date back to when the first shrine at the site of the hot springs was discovered by the British king Bladud who built the first baths in 836 BC.

Pulteney Bridge

Pulteney Bridge BathPulteney Bridge  was completed by 1774, and connected the city with the newly built Georgian town of Bathwick.  Pulteney Bridge is open to pedestrians, but only buses and taxis can drive across.

The weir at Pulteney Bridge


Bath South West England

Quite an impressive sight.

Bath Abbey

Bath AbbeyThe Abbey Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul,  commonly known as Bath Abbey, it is an Anglican parish church and a former Benedictine monastery. Founded in the 7th century, Bath Abbey was reorganised in the 10th century and rebuilt in the 12th and 16th centuries.

The Abbey in Bath

Bath South West England

It is a pleasure to walk around this lovely city.

No motor vehicles here

Bath South West England

Beautiful walkways with no traffic.

 Red wine with lunch

Bath South West EnglandDavid Herd, Bill Austin and Simon Wilmont enjoying a nice lunch in Bath.

St Christopher’s Inn

Bath South West EnglandHere is cheap accommodation in the heart of the city.

Sleeping rough in Bath

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Hoping to earn a few quid playing the flute.

 Typical homes in Bath South West England

Bath South West England

Very distinctive architecture in Bath.

County Hotel Bath

County Hotel Bath photo Bath20.jpgBath celebrity chef Martin Blunos has returned. This well known Chef has opened his latest venture at the County hotel. Martin became a fixture on the Bath cullinary scene in the 1990s with his restaurant Lettonie which earned two Michelin stars. Simply named Blunos, the new restaurant will be dedicated to serving fresh fish and seafood and Martin says it will be very different from Lettonie.

Holburne Museum in Bath

Bath South West EnglandThe first public art gallery in Bath is home to fine and decorative arts built around the collection of Sir William Holburne. The foundation stone was laid in 1796 and the building was ready by 1799. Bath South West England is certainly worth a visit, not far away on the same river is Bradford on Avon, put it on your itinerary.

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