Arts & Culture Bath
The entire city of Bath is a world famous UNESCO World Heritage site, best known for its iconic Roman Baths and stunning Georgian town planning and architecture, plus, almost 5,000 listed buildings and more museums per square foot than any other city in the UK.
When you visit this absolutely pristine site, it’s hard to believe that the Roman Baths were built in 70 AD. Not surprisingly, the Roman Baths in Bath is one of the best-preserved Roman remains in the world. Even more impressively, over a million litres of steaming spring water still fills the site every day, its source - rainfall from the nearby Mendip Hills. Originally designed for public bathing and socialising, four main features are preserved below street level: the Sacred Spring, the Roman Temple, the Roman Bath House, and an interactive museum which holds many treasures, including relics from Aquae Sulis, the small Roman settlement built around the site. You’re literally walking in the footsteps of the Romans here - a unique experience not to be missed!
Just a short walk from the hotel you’ll find Holburne Museum, the city’s first public art gallery, which has been housed in the Grade 1 listed, former Sydney Hotel since 1916. Located in Sydney Gardens, a favourite strolling spot for Jane Austen, the museum holds an impressive collection of fine and decorative art, ranging from Renaissance treasures to masterpieces by Gainsborough. These, combined with regularly-changing temporary exhibitions, make this museum well worth a visit. Walk through to the museum’s own Garden Café in Sydney Gardens, notable themselves as the only remaining 18th century pleasure gardens in the country.