With its Roman baths located in the south west of England, Bath, which can be defined as a hot springs city, is among the must-visit cities in Britain m with its centuries-old historical buildings, lush nature, happy people making music at every corner.
The city of Bath and the lush green areas surrounding it are described as one of England’s most beautiful places to visit. Located in the south west of England, Bath is one of the cities that must be visited in England with its hot springs, Roman baths, houses bearing the effects of magnificent Georgian architecture, regular streets, colorful gardens and impressive Stonehenge. The city of Bath, which can be easily visited on foot, offers visitors the opportunity to have a very pleasant trip with its various restaurants, theaters, bars. In the city, where Roman spas and Georgian houses are concentrated, you can feel yourself hundreds of years ago in the buildings that the history of the city has erased. The city, which was established as a spa by the Romans, who reigned for 400 years in the region, is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The historical Turkish bath complex, opened in 1897, was designed by famous architects such as John Wood, the Elder, John Wood, the Younger . The Holy Spring consists of 4 different sections with the Roman Temple, the Roman Bath House and the Roman Bath Museum, where historical ruins are exhibited. Original and wax sculptures are also on display in the museum. The complex, which receives more than 1 million visitors every year, has created pools of geothermal waters that are thousands of meters below the ground. However, it is not allowed to enter these pools. Visiting Roman Baths, founded by the Romans nearly two thousand years ago, is the first and most important of the activities in the city of Bath. The King’s Bath section, built in the 12th century, sprays 1,170,000 liters of hot spring water from bottom to top at a temperature of 46 degrees every day. When you enter Roman Baths, we first encounter a place like a terrace. This place was built in 1897. The pool that appears here is the place called “Great Bath”. The person who does not see this place is already affected. There are nine sculptures around the place like a terrace. These are sculptures of the emperors and Romans’ governors who served in Britain in some way. You can also see the place called King’s Bath and the bubbling spring water. On the other side of the Roman Baths, there is a section where hot water comes out and the pool where people throw money and wish. Again, there is a natural and hot spring water that visitors can drink near here. The waters coming from the spring called Sacred Spring (Sacred Spring) have a temperature of 46 degrees. It is gathered in a central pool surrounded by columns. You can be affected by its size and technical equipment when you walk around the pool, which is shaped over time. The beautiful bath, built for pleasure and relaxation, has been a health center since Roman times. The waters are home to the only natural thermal spas that can be washed both in ancient Roman Baths and in the UK.
Bath Abbey: It is a church built in 1499 on the ruins of an old Norman Cathedral. The current church was the third church built on its location. There are various marble slabs on the walls and floor in Bath Abbey. In addition to those made for members of the church community, there are war memorials and other important figures on these plates. Picture windows of the church are also worth seeing. Bath Abbey is also important as the place where the dressing ceremony of King Edgar, the first king of England, was held in 973.
Pulteney Bridge: The historical bridge, the construction of which was started in 1769, was opened to service in 1774. The iconic building designed by architect Robert Adam is built on the Avon River. The bridge, which is 45 meters long and 18 meters wide, has opposite shops from the beginning to the end. The bridge, which is among the symbols of Bath, has become one of the key attractions of the city.
Jane Austen House: You can visit the Jane Austen Center to discover the life of Britain’s favorite writer. Exhibitions and costumed characters tell the story of Austen’s time in Bath between 1801 and 1806, and the impact on his work.
Circus: The building is one of the most valuable examples of Georgian architecture, a two-minute walk from the Royal Crescent, in the boundaries of Somerset district of Bath. The Circus, designed by famous architect John Wood and built between 1754 and 1768, is a circular structure consisting of 3 equal parts. The charming building, which has 3 gates facing each other, has a length of 200 meters. Circus, designed by old John Wood and completed by his son in 1754, also has three streets. The friezes in the houses have 528 different carvings representing Art and Science. The masterpiece designed by master architect John Wood is considered his most important work. In this structure, the inspiration for John Wood was the ‘Colosseum’ structure left from Ancient Rome, located in the capital of Italy, Rome.