Bath Heritage Tour

Saturday 21 June
Coach leaves Northwich Memorial Hall at 8.00am
Other pick-ups available
£28.00

The attractions and museums in Bath take you on a trip through time. There's such an exceptional choice of things to see and do - from the world famous Roman Baths and the Jane Austen Centre (a shrine to the city's most famous resident) to the Herschel Museum of Astronomy, Bath Abbey and Fashion Museum. Take a trip back in time and visit No.1 Royal Crescent, a Georgian town house that offers a vibrant picture of life in Georgian Bath.

Around Britain's only hot spring, the Romans built a magnificent temple and bathing complex that still flows with natural hot water. Walk where Romans walked on the ancient stone pavements around the steaming pool. The extensive ruins and treasures from the spring are beautifully preserved and presented using the best of modern interpretation. Meet Roman costumed characters and hear the stories of those who lived and worked here 2,000 years ago. Enjoy lunch or afternoon tea in the magnificent 18th c. Pump Room, accompanied by music from the Pump Room Trio, and try a glass of Spa water from the fountain.

Celebrating Bath’s most famous resident, The Jane Austen Centre offers a snapshot of life during Regency times and explores how living in this magnificent city affected Jane Austen’s life and writing.

There is nowhere else quite like Bath Abbey. Magnificent stained glass windows, columns of honey-gold stone and some of the finest fan vaulting in the world, create an extraordinary experience of light and space.




 
No.1 Royal Crescent is a Georgian town house that creates a wonderfully vital picture of life in Georgian Bath. Built between 1767 – 1774 to the designs of the architect John Wood the Younger, the Royal Crescent is justly considered one of the finest achievements of 18th century urban architecture and represents the highest point of Palladian architecture in Bath.

19 New King Street is a delightful and unique example of a fully restored modest Georgian town-house. It was home to the astronomer and musician William Herschel and his sister Caroline. Particularly evocative features include Herschel’s workshop, his music room and a charming eighteenth century formal garden where, with a telescope of his own construction, Herschel discovered the planet Uranus in 1781.

Click here for Map of Bath City Centre.

History of No. 1 Royal Crescent pdf here.

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