To say that Bath is a city steeped in history is something of an understatement. With everything from ancient Roman ruins to Georgian masterpieces waiting to be explored, it’s the perfect destination for anyone who appreciates beautiful architecture and places of historical interest. In this article, we’re going to take a quick look at some of Bath’s most beautiful buildings.
The Royal Crescent
The Royal Crescent is probably Bath’s most well-known building. This stunning Georgian terrace is made up of 30 houses and is a great example of Palladian architecture. Many of the houses have now been converted into apartments or hotels but their beautiful façades have, of course, been retained.
The Circus is another of Bath’s iconic Georgian terraces, comprised of three curved segments. The façades of the townhouses in each segment feature ornate stone carvings and intricate wrought iron balconies.
Bath Abbey is a stunning Gothic structure that dominates the city skyline. Founded in the 7th century, it has been renovated and added to many times since. With gorgeous stained-glass windows, intricate stone carvings and breathtaking vaulted ceilings, it’s a must-visit destination for visitors to Bath.
Pulteney Bridge is one of the most famous bridges in the UK, and it’s easy to see why. This stunning bridge spans the River Avon and has shops and cafes built into its arches. Designed by Robert Adam in the 18th century, it is designated as a Grade I listed building. You can take a stroll along the bridge and enjoy stunning views of the river and the city at the same time.
The Roman Baths
No list of Bath’s most beautiful buildings would be complete without the Roman Baths. Built by the Romans in the 1st century AD, they were a major centre of social and cultural life in Roman times and beyond. The beautiful mosaic floors, towering columns and steaming hot springs still make it a magical place today. These are just a few examples of what awaits you in Bath and if you stay with us at the Royal Hotel, you’ll be in the perfect location to explore everything the city has to offer.