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Trains to Bath

Dating back to Celtic times the beautiful city of Bath, in the West Country, has been known for its warm, inviting, mineral rich spa waters for over 2,000 years. The Romans initially developed the city, building a series of baths around the hot springs. These were created to cure ailments as well as encourage bathing. Elsewhere, Bath's Abbey has exceptional stained glass, and the city's architecture, in particular the Royal Crescent and Circus, is renowned worldwide. The whole city is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Popular train routes to Bath

London to Bath
Bristol to Bath
Cardiff to Bath
Swindon to Bath

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Visiting Bath

Many visitors come for the spa waters and the thermal Bath Spa in the city's heart is the only place in the UK where one can bathe in naturally warm, mineral rich waters. It has an open-air rooftop pool with stunning views over the city, steam rooms and many spa treatments and packages.

The Roman Baths, constructed around 70 AD, have been preserved to a high standard and are a prime example of the skills of their builders. An audio guide in many languages takes visitors through the fascinating history and steaming spring water fills the huge bathing site daily.

One of the best ways to get a feel for the city is by taking an open top bus tour. Seeing the architectural gems from the top of the bus adds a different sense of proportion to being at ground level.

Jane Austen was Bath's most famous resident, and the Jane Austen Centre offers a snapshot of all the things that would have inspired her Regency novels – the society, fashion and food.

Museum buffs have 17 museums to choose from, and for those who are fascinated by architecture, Bath Abbey's interior is a magnificent example of Victorian Gothic by Sir George Gilbert Scott.

Bath river

  Photo: Brian Heard


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