Bath is a small city in Somerset, in the West Country of England. Although many people of heard about it, many people have never taken the trip to Bath themselves. This post aims to change that. If you’ve never paid much attention to Bath, you should. Commonly voted as the most idyllic place in the UK, and as one of the most beautiful places in all of Europe, it makes for an excellent place to go on a short holiday. So, pack your bags, book your stay at a delightful little hotel like the Chic Retreats Bath branch, and plan your trip. Here are some of the best things that Bath has to offer to get you motivated.
Roman Bath Museum
Bath gets its name from the fact that it was home to one of the finest Roman bath and spas ever constructed in the UK. Unfortunately, the original baths structure is long gone, and only the ruins remain, buried deep beneath the city. Thankfully, a new reconstruction has been built in an effort to preserve a crucial piece of Bath’s Roman heritage, and now, it has been opened as a museum and tribute to the original Roman built ones. You can now walk round the baths, learn about the Roman bathing experience, and – if you’re travelling with children – they can take part in a range of fun play activities.
Guided Hawk Walks
West of England Falconry is a charity organisation that provides welfare and shelter to a variety of birds of prey, including hawks, falcons and owls. At the moment, families can pay to participate in our “Hawk Walks”, which last around 90 minutes and show off the birds’ natural talents in an open air setting. In the future, the centre is hoping to offer more educational seminars and even some interactive experiences to better engage its visitors. As a charity, even the smallest donation helps to keep the centre open, with HMRC adding an extra 20% to all contributions – an even better incentive for why you ought to visit.
The Little Theatre
Bath isn’t just a place with a significant historical heritage. It also has a thriving cultural sector, and if you want to experience this first hand on your visit, it would be worth taking a trip to the Little Theatre Cinema. A small, independent cinema that plays films of all genres from all across the world, if you want a taste of world film and independent cinema, it’s worth your time.
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