Study English in the picturesque city of Bath famous for its Roman baths and Georgian architecture.
Founded on natural hot springs, the city's baths were built by the Romans around 2,000 years ago. They are some of the most well-maintained Roman baths in the world and are one of the city's most popular tourist attractions. Nowadays they are not for bathing in as they form part of a museum, but those who would like to relax in the city’s mineral-rich hot water can visit the new Thermae Bath Spa complex.
During the eighteen century, Bath became a popular destination with the wealthy members of Georgian society. It was during this time that many of the city's most iconic buildings were constructed, including the Royal Crescent, Circus, Grand Pump Room and Assembly Rooms. The writer Jane Austen lived in Bath during this time and her novels, such as Persuasion and Northanger Abbey, immortalize this incredibly prosperous period in the city's history. You can find out more about this time in the Jane Austen Centre and by visiting No. 1 Royal Crescent.
The city's rich history and beautiful architecture led Bath to be named a UNESCO World Heritage site. However, there is much more to see here than just museums and attractive buildings. Bath is also known for its independent boutiques and trendy cafes, its cosy pubs, the horse races at Bath Racecourse and its lively nightlife. For nature lovers, Bath is perfectly situated between Somerset and the Cotswolds, two areas rich in attractive traditional villages, rolling hills and long riverside walks.