The city of Bath has been awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site status and is notable for its remarkable architecture, much of it in the attractive Georgian style and its rich history dating back to the Roman era and beyond. It is a popular tourist destination in its own right but is also an ideal base for exploring nearby Bristol and the county of Somerset.
Staying in hotels in Bath will allow you to see this magnificent and unique city and explore its many great attractions. It is particularly famed for representing an excellent cross-section of British history, from the restored Roman Baths to the 21st-century Thermae Bath Spa, which makes use of the only naturally hot mineral waters in the UK. Bath Abbey is also an important building, with origins dating back as far as the 7th century and was the site of the coronation of Edgar, King of the English, in 973AD.
Bath hotels, of which there are more than 80, also allow visitors to appreciate the fantastic Georgian architecture for which the city is renowned. There are many specific structures that show off this unmistakeable style, including the Pulteney Bridge that crosses the River Avon and is notable for the fact that it has shops lining both sides. The Royal Crescent is one of the foremost examples of Georgian architecture in Britain and was voted the country's second most picturesque street in a 2010 survey. Other examples of this characteristic design include the Circus and the Bath Assembly Rooms.
Bath attracts a great number of visitors all year round as the majority of sights can be appreciated in any season. However, visiting Bath in December has many additional benefits, including the large and renowned Christmas market, much of which takes place in view of the majestic Abbey.