Located is Bath, a modern city that still utilizes and promotes the mineral springs that first led to its prominence as a spa in the early Roman years. The city itself is a World Heritage site not only because of the incredibly preserved vestiges of Rome, but because of the archetypal Georgian architecture representative of 18th century building practices. When visiting Bath from nearby Bristol or London 156 km (97 miles) to the northeast, put aside a full day to tour the Britain's oldest city's cultural touchstones.
Three of the most significant attractions are all located together at Bath's city center. First are the Roman baths, which were developed nearly 3000 years ago to harness the only geothermal springs that exist in the England. Today, you may visit the underground remains of the bathhouses and temple, as well as a museum of related artifacts, but you can no longer use the baths themselves. Sadly, the shower in your hotel room will have to suffice; you may settle for a taste of the "bath" water served at the end of tours or in the restaurant. The other two approximate attractions are Bath Abbey, a large, ornate Gothic structure; and Pulteney Bridge, a historic enclosed bridge that has the distinction of having shops built along both of its sides.
Continue your stroll along Pulteny Street if you're up for examples of Georgian architecture with a few fountains and museums tossed in for good measure. Then again, the Georgian example everyone comes to see is the Royal Crescent, located off of Royal Victoria Park. This literal crescent of Georgian townhouses contains a hotel and museum and are worth it for their sheer grandeur and architectural grace.
Of course, there's much more to do in Bath than take in old buildings and drink bath water, which is why we've included the city's official tourist page.