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    UK City Break - Visit Bath

    BathWith the UK being our Destination of the Month, we can suggest some ideas about where to go and what to do on your city break in the UK this summer.Bath is in Somerset and only 97 miles (156kms) West of London. If you are flying in to Heathrow Airport, you can collect your hire car and drive straight there, as it is only a 2 hour drive away. The city was originally founded among an array of hills and natural hot springs (which are unique in the United Kingdom), within the valley of the river Avon. This is where the Romans built the baths and a temple, the 'Aquae Sulis'. With many different historical landmarks, the city of Bath is indeed a World Heritage Site. Why not book a car hire and enjoy what this city has to offer you.

    The Roman Baths: These are below street level and have four main features. The Sacred Spring, The Roman Temple, The Roman Bath House and the Museum which holds findings from the site, mainly coins from the ancient Romans times which have been thrown into the Sacred Spring. To visit The Roman Baths tickets for Adults cost from £11.00 - £11.40 per ticket, Children £7.20 and Concessions £9.50. There are also package offers where you can enjoy a whole day out with your meals included!

    Bath Abbey: This grade I listed Anglican Parish Church was founded in the 7th Century and rebuilt in the 12th and 16th century. Monuments dedicated to several significant people also lay here. Inside the church the main organ is a site to see as well the second organ within the Abbey. In history the ringing of six bells were traditional, however these have been replaced by ten rings of the bells now. To go inside the church is free. Bath Abbey is open for Guided tours every day except Sunday. Open Monday to Saturday a tour of the bells run every hour at a cost of £5. You can walk up the 212 steps to the top of the tower and enjoy the views too.

    Jane Austen Centre: One of UK's most famous Authors resided in Bath, her most famous book was Pride and Prejudice released in 1813. She also wrote Sense and Sensibility. Here in Bath you have the chance to visit this interesting centre, which will give you an insight into her life during the Regency times. The centre includes 'Live' guides, costumes and an amazing gift shop. A must see attraction! Adult tickets are £6.50 per ticket, Senior/Student at £4.95 per ticket, Children (6 - 15) £3.50 and any child under 6 can enter for free.These are just some suggestions within Bath, there are many more for you to discover including Pulteney Bridge, The Royal Crescent and The Circus. Also, if you decide to book a cheap car hire from Bath, you can also visit nearby cities such as Bristol which is only 30 minutes away by car and see places such as Bristol Cathedral, The floating Harbour and the Avon Gorge, or Weston-Super-Mare which is a seaside resort town that holds the world's largest helicopter collection at the Helicopter Museum, Grand Pier as well as now every year hosting T4 on the Beach!Have you been to Bath? What would you recommend to see? Give us your reviews of the city and what you thought of your visit.(Thank you to Alun Salt on Flickr for the use of this photo)

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