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Roman Baths

Roman Baths Pump Room Stall Street Bath Bath and North East Somerset Post Code : BA1 1LZ Telephone : 01225 477 785  Admission Charge Visit Their Website The Roman Baths, dating from around 50 AD, are one of the best-preserved Roman sites. Lying below street level, the site features the Sacred Spring, the Roman Temple, the Roman Bath and finds… Read More »Roman Baths

North Parade Passage

North Parade Passage – Bath Bath and North East Somerset Free Admission A charming pedestrianised street leading off Abbey Green is one of the few examples of Baths pre-Georgian architecture. The timber-framed houses were built along with a former priory orchard. Most of the buildings have been rebuilt over the centuries but Sally Lunns (4 North Parade Passage) had its… Read More »North Parade Passage

Grapes – Bath

Grapes – 14 Westgate Street Bath Bath and North East Somerset Post Code: BA1 1EQ Free Admission Although this pub looks like it dates from Georgian times it is much older. In the 1600s numbers, 14 and 15 Westgate were one house. The building was given a major facelift in 1720 but many features from the early 1600s have survived… Read More »Grapes – Bath

Abbey Church House

Abbey Church House – Westgate BuildingsBathBath and North East SomersetFree Admission Abbey Church House is Bath’s only surviving Elizabethan mansion.┬áThe Master of St John’s Hospital had a house on this site but in around 1590 the house was rebuilt by Dr Robert Baker. The great chamber and Elizabethan chimney-piece still survives. In the 16th century, it was a lodging house… Read More »Abbey Church House

Number 1 Royal Crescent

Bath, set in the rolling green hills of the Avon valley, was transformed into England’s first spa town by the Romans. In the 18th century, it regained its popularity. At this time two architects, John Wood the Elder and John Wood the Younger, were responsible for creating Bath’s fine Georgian buildings. The Royal Crescent is a magnificent example of Palladian… Read More »Number 1 Royal Crescent

Bath Assembly Rooms

The Assembly Rooms, originally known as the Upper Rooms, were designed by John Wood the younger and opened in 1771. They were the third set of such rooms to be built in Bath. The Assembly Rooms were a place where the company could dance, play cards and drink tea. When work began on the rooms in 1769, Queen Square and… Read More »Bath Assembly Rooms

Featured Bath and North East Somerset Historic Houses To Visit

Bath Assembly Rooms In Alfred Sreet, Bath, east of the Circus. The Assembly Rooms were designed by John Wood the younger and opened in 1771. A place to dance, play cards and drink tea. The exterior gives no idea of the decoration inside. Ballroom, tearoom, card room. The high society of Georgian England gathered here for balls and occasions as well… Read More »Featured Bath and North East Somerset Historic Houses To Visit

Historic Houses in England to visit

England has many stately homes and unique historical houses, some fortified like castles, all of which reflect the history of England and their owners. Enjoy visiting the historic houses and stately homes of the famous and the infamous in England, ranging from the grand houses of Dukes and Lords to the more humble homes of writers and actors. Today they… Read More »Historic Houses in England to visit

Historic Castles in England to Visit

England has a wealth of historic castles from early times, all built as a response to threats, either from overseas or internal. Today they are popular places to visit, although don’t be suprised to see just ruins as many have been destroyed by their builder’s enemies ! Castles are popular tourist attractions and often have summer events for you to… Read More »Historic Castles in England to Visit

Gardens in England to Visit

England has a wide range of gardens open to the public, from small cottage gardens and kitchen gardens through to landscaped parks and gardens. These can often include collections of rare plants. Today English Gardens are very popular attractions to visit, and in the summer you may have to wait to get in. Note that many places are closed in the… Read More »Gardens in England to Visit