The city of Bath, near London, which was the backdrop of many Jane Austen novels, offers diverse experiences.
If you are a lover of heritage and cultural tourism, Bath, located nearly 100 miles from London, is a place you must have on your bucket list. Roman ruins, Georgian architecture, legacy and tradition are aplenty in this city situated in the valley of the river Avon. Declared a Unesco World Heritage Site in 1987, the city, intrinsically associated with the evocative ruins of the 2000-year-old Roman baths, has close to four million visitors a year. A stupendous piece of Gothic architecture and one of the finest in the west of England, the Bath Abbey is one of the major attractions of the city. Constructed using the trademark, locally available honey-coloured Bath stone, the church dates back to the seventh century.