Two things I associate with Bath after having visited it a few times, the
slopes and the Roman architecture.
The Park and Ride is at the top of the hill, and it is a good idea to make
use of this facility to get down to the town and back, specially if you have
done a bit of shopping in between. There is a very quaint indoor market which
has all these fantastic goodies to captivate the famished.
There is a hot spring feeding the Roman
Baths. These baths are no longer functional and are now simply tourist
attractions. It is interesting to see here that the Roman conquerors have
managed to blend in with the local culture and called this after the pagan
God of hot springs in these parts, Aquae Sulis. The whole town
in built from Bath stone, which only exists in quarries around this part of
the world, giving the buildings their distinctive look.
If you have the time, do visit a few other places around Bath, which are
also worth seeing. Wookey Hole is a cave with some spectacular stalagmites,
looking pretty serene under the dim lights along the passages. Worthy of
mention is also Street, another small nearby town in Somerset which has
factory outlets for Clarks shoes. You can pick up your favourite designer
goods for half the usual high street prices here.