Bath (United Kingdom)

Bath is a city in Somerset, South West England, that is known for the curative Roman-built baths that still exist there.

The city became a spa with the Latin name Aquae Sulis ("the waters of Sulis") c. AD 60 when the Romans built bathsand a temple in the valley of the River Avon. Bath Abbey was founded in the 7th century becoming a religious centre and the building was rebuilt in the 12th and 16th centuries. In the 17th century claims were made for the curative properties of the water from the springs and Bath became popular as a spa town during the Georgian era, leaving a heritage of Georgian architecture crafted from Bath stone.

The twenty closest neighbours in the database:

Stourhead House and Garden (30 km), Stonehenge (43 km), Winchester (United Kingdom) (81 km), Blenheim Palace (86 km), Oxford (United Kingdom) (87 km), The Needles (96 km), Stratford-upon-Avon (United Kingdom) (101 km), Osborne House (103 km), Carisbrook Castle (106 km), Portsmouth (United Kingdom) (109 km), Waddesdon Manor (111 km), Ludlow Castle (113 km), Warwick Castle (113 km), Hughenden Manor (115 km), Fishbourne Roman Palace (124 km), Arundel Castle (139 km), Hampton Court Palace (140 km), St Albans (United Kingdom) (146 km), Hatfield House (155 km), Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms (155 km)

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