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Bath is a wonderful small town the centre of which being the Roman baths (which are still in use as a spa, see for details). It is located on the River Avon in the northern part of Somerset. Access to the Roman Baths (admission charge) allows you to wander around the ruins of the original baths including the main pool. An audio tour guide is included with your admission and provides valuable insight into how the baths were used and how they were built. A common thing is to sample the (smelly) waters of the baths themselves available in the Pump Room (restaurant).

Bath - The River Avon

The walk along the river is very picturesque though the charge to enter a park is a bit much…Do wander around the town though to see many older buildings and quiet streets. The Royal Crescent is a beautiful example of colonnade architecture town houses surrounding a (circular) park containing an extremely old, large tree. Quite a sight.

Bath - The Royal Crescent

Driving into Bath is NOT recommended and an excellent park and ride is available, parking just outside of the town and taking a quick and efficient bus into the town centre (prices are also reasonable).


Bath is served by several mainline train stations: The centrally located NRLOGO Bath Spa (on the southern edge of the town centre) and NRLOGO Oldfield Park, a bit of a distance to the west. For cars the best idea is to use the “Park and Ride” service which offers a cheap way to access the town and avoids trying to find parking on the small, busy streets.

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