Things to Do in Bath and its Surroundings

1- Bath : a guided tour of the city and the Roman Baths

Bath is a town located in Somerset, it was originally founded by the Romans due to the proximity of thermal baths. Thanks to the baths and the gorgeous Georgian architecture the city slightly became more and more famous. It is now classified as a UNESCO world heritage site. Have a guided tour of the city to admire the numerous architectural buildings and above all, visit the Roman Baths, a symbol of the city.

 

2- Cardiff : a guided tour, the castle and the Big Pit Museum

Cardiff is Wales’ capital city, it is located to the West of Bath (approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes away). Cardiff is famous for hosting many high-profile sporting events, it was even awarded the title of European Capital of Sport in 2014; rugby is the “favourite” welsh sport. If you are a fan, do not miss the Millennium Stadium.

Have a stroll in the city centre freely or have a tour held by a local guide, end the tour by a visit of Cardiff castle which was built by the Romans in 1091!

At approximately an hour’s drive from Cardiff centre you’ll arrive at the Big Pit, a museum classified as an industrial heritage museum which was a coal mine from 1880 to 1980. Nowadays you can visit the mine and school groups can have special workshops. It is very interesting to see how life was for the thousands of men working there at that time.

 

3- Bristol : Banksy Street Art

Bristol is located in England, less than an hour’s drive from Bath. The town was once a major port, especially for textile trade and unfortunately slave trade. This is a colourful city, built high-up, among which the famous Clifton Suspension bridge stands.

The well-known artist Banksy first painted in Bristol’s streets, Banksy is a filmmaker and a painter specialising in street art, he paints to pass on messages, often with a political meaning. Go on a special guided tour of Banksy’s street art and finish with a painting workshop (send us an email for further information).

 

4- Cheddar Gorge

 

The Cheddar Gorge is located very close to Cheddar’s village in Somerset. The Gorge hosts several caves in which were found many archaeological remains including the oldest skeleton of Great Britain (9000 years old). The most surprising cave is Gough’s Cave; you can see hundreds of stalagmites! One of the roads leading to the Gorge (the B3135) was even elected Best road for driving in the UK as its view is so spectacular!


 

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