Bath is a town in western England in the county of Somerset on the River Avon, about 20 km from the larger city of Bristol removed. She is famous for its Roman baths, from the year 43 AD by the then living here the Romans have been developed from the warm springs. The only hot springs in England were following the tradition of pre-Roman times known. Since the time of Elizabeth I in the spa town of Bath has developed more and more of the wealthy population. Therefore, there are many historic buildings, particularly from the Georgian period, in the city. The cityscape shaping stone is mined in the neighborhood of Bath Stone.
One of the most famous buildings from this period is the Royal Crescent. Bath is on the UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage classified. In the administrative district of Bath and North East Somerset 2001, there were almost 170,000 people in the city itself, some 86,000 people who Bathonians call. The University of Bath Bath is a university town.
Bath lies approximately 25 kilometers southeast of the great port city of Bristol, with which it is connected by the highway A4. At the same distance north is the M4 motorway. The city covers an area of 29 square kilometers. The main railway station “Bath Spa” is from the First Great Western operates and is on the main route between Bristol and London. The Cardiff Portsmouth route through the city.
The current flowing through Bath River Avon linking the city to Bristol with the sea. The river is navigable by locks and can Narrowboats can be cycled. There is also a waterway, the city with the River Thames and London connects, the Kennet and Avon Canal. The canal was closed for many years, but towards the end of the last century, restored and can once again be driven by Narrowboats, which have developed into a tourist attraction. In previous years the canal was an important water route to London. The Avon in previous years often caused flooding in the city. Flood protection measures in the 1970s managed to finally remedy.
Bath is located at the southern end of the Cotswolds in the valley of the River Avon. The Cotswolds is known as a ridge of scenic beauty. The hills surrounding the city are high at the highest point, the land Down plateau, 238 m. These hills that surround the entire city, provide for the steep roads and the visual impression that the houses climb the hill practically.