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'''Bath''' is an ancient and beautiful city in the South West of [[England]].
 
'''Bath''' is an ancient and beautiful city in the South West of [[England]].
  
It was originally a [[Roman]] settlement known as Aquae Sulis, famous for its natural [[hot springs]]. In Georgian times it was again a popular [[spa]] resort, and it is from this period that much of its distinctive architecture dates - the unique yellowish hue of the local limestone permeates almost all its buildings and gives the city an unusually homogeneous appearance.
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It was originally a [[Roman]] settlement known as Aquae Sulis, famous for its natural [[hot springs]]. The Roman Bath built at that time still exists and visitors can take guided tours round it. In Georgian times it was again a popular [[spa]] resort, and it is from this period that much of its distinctive architecture dates - the unique yellowish hue of the local limestone permeates almost all its buildings and gives the city an unusually homogeneous appearance.
  
 
Bath was for a time the home of novelist [[Jane Austen]], and many of her books refer to the city.[http://www.janeausten.co.uk/] Today there is a Jane Austen Centre in Gay Street in the city, and to explore the association with Jane Austen is just one of many reasons for visiting the city. Bath is one of the most popular tourist destinations in England, along with [[Oxford]], [[Cambridge]], and [[York]]. Not to mention [[Stratford-upon-Avon]], which is only a few miles north of Bath and is well known as the birthplace of [[William Shakespeare]], the Bard of Avon.
 
Bath was for a time the home of novelist [[Jane Austen]], and many of her books refer to the city.[http://www.janeausten.co.uk/] Today there is a Jane Austen Centre in Gay Street in the city, and to explore the association with Jane Austen is just one of many reasons for visiting the city. Bath is one of the most popular tourist destinations in England, along with [[Oxford]], [[Cambridge]], and [[York]]. Not to mention [[Stratford-upon-Avon]], which is only a few miles north of Bath and is well known as the birthplace of [[William Shakespeare]], the Bard of Avon.
  
 
[[Category:United Kingdom Towns and Cities]]
 
[[Category:United Kingdom Towns and Cities]]

Revision as of 20:39, March 29, 2008

Bath is an ancient and beautiful city in the South West of England.

It was originally a Roman settlement known as Aquae Sulis, famous for its natural hot springs. The Roman Bath built at that time still exists and visitors can take guided tours round it. In Georgian times it was again a popular spa resort, and it is from this period that much of its distinctive architecture dates - the unique yellowish hue of the local limestone permeates almost all its buildings and gives the city an unusually homogeneous appearance.

Bath was for a time the home of novelist Jane Austen, and many of her books refer to the city.[1] Today there is a Jane Austen Centre in Gay Street in the city, and to explore the association with Jane Austen is just one of many reasons for visiting the city. Bath is one of the most popular tourist destinations in England, along with Oxford, Cambridge, and York. Not to mention Stratford-upon-Avon, which is only a few miles north of Bath and is well known as the birthplace of William Shakespeare, the Bard of Avon.