en.infoglobe.cz » Great Britain, Bath – Roman Spa, Jane Austen and Divine Bunns

Great Britain, Bath – Roman Spa, Jane Austen and Divine Bunns

Published: 1.9.2017
Today, we spend a day in the city of Bath. The city is located in Avon Valley between the Mendip Hills and the Cotswolds Hills. The name of the city is linked to its purpose. The city lays on 2 thousand yer old Roman baths. Moreover, the city features amazing Georgian houses which are incredibly well preserved. The city was listed in UNESCO's world heritage in 1987.

Bath

Let's begin at the Roman baths. Actually, Bath was founded as a place of recreation and rest. Local water is of constant 46,5 °C and includes 43 different minerals. The Roman baths in Bath are one of the best preserved pieces of ancient Roman architecture in England. They make Bath's architecture much more diverse. Should you want to try Bath water o your own, the bath is open every day from 9 am to 5 pm. The price is around 16 pounds. There is actually one more important piece of Roman architecture – the Temple of Minerva finished in 75 BCE.

římské lázně

The Fashion Museum is one of the best oturist attractions in the city. It features clothes typical for Georgian era but it goes on showing clothes until the present including the best of modern fashion. Therefore the museum covers 400 years of English fashion history. There are 160 figurines dressed in historic clothes. Moreover, there are fitting rooms where children as well as adults can try out various coats, hats, corsets, or dresses. Also, you can have your picture taken here. A cup of coffee in a historic environment is a nice conclusion to a tour in the museum.

Muzeum módy

Jane Austen, one of the most famous writers of all time who created the masterpiece Pride and Prejudice, was native to Bath. The Jane Austen Center documents the work of Austen in detail. It shows where the author found her inspiration to write her novels. Moreover, the museum is located in a Georgian house. A tour starts with a rich talk on Austen's life and the era she lived in. Similarly like in the Fashion museum here you can also take on historic clothes and become, at least for a while, a figure from her novels.

centrum Jane Austenové

Last but not least, we have to recommend you Sally Lunn’s House. It is one of the oldest houses in the city. The reason why it is so popular among people are Sally Lunn's bunns. These legendary bunns were made by Sally Lunn, an emigree from France who reached England in 1680.

dům Sully Lunnové

The house operates part as a restaurant and part as a museum. In the museum part, you can see a historic kitchen where the legendary Sally Lunn used to cook. The restaurant serves the best of English cuisine. For this one is a popular tourist attraction don't expect cheap prices. A Sally Lunn bunn with home-mead cinammon butter and a tea cost up to 8 pounds.

GPS: 51°22'53.2"N 2°21'34.0"W

 

Text: Maxim Kucer

Photos: Wikipedia.org, Wikimedia Commons: ArpingstoneFahdshariff, Diego Delso, Diego Delso (2), Fahdshariff (2), Mark Anderson



Discussion at the article (0)


Related Articles

Great Britain, Bristol – A Look to South West England
Published: 20.9.2013
Bristol is a large English city and an unitary authority where live around 400, one million people respectively.

Great Britain, Southampton – boats, boats, boats
Published: 20.10.2017
The Gateway to the World. This is the nickname of a port city in south England sitting on the meeting of the Itchen and Test rivers.

UK, St Davids – The Smallest Town in Great Britain
Published: 19.10.2019
St Davids is less than 2,000 inhabitants, making it the smallest town in the UK. Most of its area is occupied by the Cathedral of St. David and the premises associated with it. This building also helped the city to its unusual status, it is the largest church building in Wales and it houses the remains of St. David, so obviously can not be part of the village, but the city.

UK, Wales – A Jourey Along the Pembrokshire Coast
Published: 26.10.2019
Pembrokeshire Coast is one of the three National Parks in Wales. The Pembrokeshire Coast Path, less than 300 km long, runs through the park and attracts many walkers and coastal fauna and flora every year. It is a landscape full of rugged and cliffs which are very typical in almost all of Britain, sandy beaches, wooded delta rivers, from which the landscape rises further inland to the tops of local mountains.

UK, Wales – Bath, A Symbol of Elegance and Social Life
Published: 2.11.2019
Bath was a spa town in the past, designed especially for sick and crippled visitors. At the beginning of the 18th century, however, it began to attract individuals with a desire for entertainment and relaxation in a picturesque setting. So over time, the visit to Bath became a tradition for many, and the city soon reached its greatest fame.

Great Britain, Lewes – Traditional Anglo-Saxon Town
Published: 20.11.2019
After the natural and architectural beauty of Wales we will move to the south of England. More precisely to the historic region of Sussex, where our first stop will be the town of Lewes.

Great Britain, Brighton – Aquarium of Maritime Life
Published: 27.11.2019
Today we visit the second oldest working aquarium in the world - the Sea Life Brighton. It is interesting not only because of its history dating back to 1872, but you can also take a walk through the longest English submarine tunnel.

Great Britain, Southern Devon – Across the Land of Sir Francis Drake and Agatha Christie
Published: 26.2.2017
If you want to enjoy atmosphere of traditional England, its stone houses and glittering sea in the background mark the area of southern Devonshire.

Great Britain, Northern Devon – In the Spirit of Victorian England
Published: 5.3.2017
North Devon is a part of Devonshire, a county in the southwest of England. In the north it borders the Bristol Bay. This area is great for anyone intending to experience true English countryside and nature. Tourism and agriculture creates significant proportion of income of the local population. Thanks to that, the region has kept its 19th century atmosphere and its typical meadows, fields, and wild coastline.


Related Photogallery

Great Britain, Brighton – Sea Life
In our today's photo gallery we set out to explore the second oldest working aquarium in the worl...

Place

Czech republic

Partners:

We were awarded the certificate even thanks to you!

Dôveryhodná firma 2017

 

Guide:

Important Information:

Information and warnings on travelling abroad is to be found HERE.

Mobile application:

aplikácia Infoglobe

stiahnuť zadarmo pre Androidstiahnuť zadarmo pre iPhone

 

 

Today:sunday 15. 12. 2019
Holiday:Radana
Today:
sunday 15.12.
8 °C
Tomorrow:
monday 16.12.
4 °C