This is the perfect place for a city break or for a longer holiday combining the best of beautiful Bath with the lovely countryside of Somerset, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire.
Just a few suggestions:
The Roman Baths - Walk on ancient paving stones and admire the baths the Romans created
The Pump Rooms - glorious Georgian architecture and a chance to taste the famous waters believed by the Georgians to be a healthy tonic (be warned, its not to everyone’s taste but it is an experience!). Afternoon tea here is a real treat.
The Circus - a glorious sweep of Georgian architecture, unmissable en-route to
The Royal Crescent - Bath's most famous Georgian Crescent, a delight which can be combined with a visit to
Number 1 Royal Crescent - a Georgian showhouse! See the interior as it would have been when it was first built.
Pulteney Bridge - along with the Ponte Vecchio in Florence, this one of only a handful of bridges in the world with shops built into it. A beautiful and romantic Palladian style bridge (with some good shops too!).
The Holburne Museum - a high quality art collection in a lovely Georgian building that was a hotel in Jane Austen's time. Only a couple of hundred metres from Herschel Place. (Also a good café in the new glass wing overlooking Sydney Gardens!).
The Assembly Rooms and the Fashion Museum - see the elegant rooms where the Georgians met to play cards, dance, gossip and be seen (not much changes – this is still the venue for some superb concerts, balls and quite a lot of gossip!). Then visit the world class collection of contemporary and historic dress in the basement (also dressing up clothes to amuse the children!).
The Jane Austen Centre - situated in a Georgian townhouse (with a lovely tea room!), this is a permanent exhibition dedicated to one of England's most famous authors. They also organise the famous Jane Austen Festival.