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Historical interest: Bath

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Bath lies on the River Avon, surrounded by the Cotswold Hills, and has been described as the "most nobly placed and best-built city in all England".

The city is said to have been founded by the mythical King Bladud in 863 BC, around the sacred hot springs that have made Bath so famous. Later, the Romans built a vast religious complex around this sacred spring, having associated it with their goddess of wisdom, Minerva, thus naming the city Aquae Sulis. The city became a popular pagan pilgrimage centre with large numbers of inns for visitors from across the Empire. Soon it also became a centre for commerce and trade, as well as a cosmopolitan settlement, rich in arts.

Bath's first charter was granted in 1189, bringing with it considerable privileges for the city, however the city was not formally incorporated until 1590. Various fairs were held in Bath and it again became an important commercial centre, when the wool trade was flourishing in Somerset. The local cloth, 'Bath Beaver', was known throughout the country. However, as the cloth trade declined later in the century, so did Bath, and it fell into a low period in its history, even the baths fell into disrepair.

It was not until the 18th century that the city entered its 'Golden Age'. The baths became popular once again and the city was transformed into a fashionable health resort. This resurgence was linked with building work undertaken by architects such as John Woods, Ralph Allen and Richard Nash. A grand architectural scheme included Queen square, the Royal Crescent and the North and South parades.

Today it attracts more tourists than ever, thriving predominantly as leisure town, with only one (recently opened) hot springs bath available to the public.

Selection of hotels in this region:

Ston Easton Park

Royal Crescent Hotel

Homewood Park

The Bath Priory Hotel & Restaurant

Hilton Bath City

Lucknam Park Hotel

Abbey Hotel

Pratts Hotel

Lansdown Grove Hotel

Menzies Waterside Hotel

Macdonald Hotels, The Francis

Macdonald Hotels, The Bath Spa Hotel

Limpley Stoke Hotel

Combe Grove Manor

Travelodge Bath

Comfort Inn Bath

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