One of the oldest cities in the world, the Romans developed the city of Bath believing that the mineral-rich thermal springs cured Prince Bladud of his leprosy. The city saw the heyday of Roman Civilization and its decline, Bath falling into the hands of the Saxons. The coronation of the first King of England happened in this city. All of Bath’s vibrant and colourful history left behind stunning architecture that now allows tourists and locals to get a glimpse of a glorious past. The UNESCO World Heritage Site has many historical sites and attractions. Bailbrook Lodge recommends these brilliant structures you must not miss:
Built in 1499, Bath Abbey is a magnificent medieval church. Tourists frequent the site for its stained glass windows, glorious architecture and this story: that the bishop, Oliver King, dreamt of ascending and descending angels telling him to restore the church. At the West Front of the structure, builders carved angels onto what looks like a ladder on the facade. This piece is the Church’s most outstanding feature.
Sitting at the heart of Bath, Queen Square is a square of Georgian houses built from the imaginings of John Wood, the same man who conceptualised the Circus and the Royal Crescent. Historians credit Wood in restoring the city of Bath and its glory, hence designers created Queen Square to appear as though it is a huge mansion. It also features an obelisk at the centre to commemorate the visit of Frederick, the Prince of Wales.
There are many more famous architectural jewels you can find in Bath, including the breathtaking Pulteney Bridge, the Circus and the Royal Crescent. Book yourself a stay at one of the best boutique B&Bs in Bath and see for yourself why the city is a World Heritage Site.