Bath & Beyond


In and Around Bath

Strip Bath

Bath Abbey and Heritage Vaults – Celebrate 1600 years of Christianity; Saxon and Norman stonework; reconstruction of great Norman Cathedral; restored 15th century

Roman Baths – Britain's only natural hot spring. King's Bath, Temple of Sulis Minerva (Romano-Celtic goddess of the springs), Pump Room and Museum

The Circus – Complete circle of Georgian town houses

Claverton Manor – The principal museum of American history and culture in Europe

Prior Park
023 – 18th century landscaped garden; magnificent views of Bath; Palladian bridge

Dyrham Park – Baroque country house, designed by Talman for William Blathwayt, Secretary at War during the reign of William III

Beyond Bath

Strip Glastonbury
Glastonbury Abbey and the Tor 012 – fabled Isle of Avalon in Celtic mythology; 12th century monks discovered evidence of King Arthur's and Guinevere's burials; the Holy Grail was believed to have been brought here

Strip Longleat
Longleat 015 – Elizabethan stately home and safari park

Strip Stourhead
Stourhead House and Gardens 016– early 18th century English landscaped gardens, lakes temples and Palladian mansion; rare trees and plants

Strip Wells Cath
Wells Cathedral 017 – Cathedral of St Andrew and early 13th century moated Bishop's Palace

Strip Cheddar Gorge
Cheddar Gorge 020 – gorge and underground caves; cheddar cheese village

Strip TetburyWestonbirt
Tetbury 022 – home of Prince Charles; antique shops
Westonbirt Arboretum
029 – 18,000 trees from all over the world in 600 acres

Strip AveburySil Hill
Avebury Manor 026 – 16th century house with Queen Anne alterations, and Edwardian renovations by Colonel Jenner; medieval walled topiary and flower gardens
Avebury Stone Circle – major megalithic ceremonial monument from 2500 BC. 28-acre site; circles of sarsen stones with megalith avenue linked to Stonehenge
Silbury Hill (nr Avebury Stone Circle) – prehistoric burial ground near Avebury Stone Circle; largest man-made hill in Europe

Strip Stonehenge
Stonehenge 027 – prehistoric monument of unique importance; bluestones from Wales, immense sarsen stones from Marlborough Downs near Avebury

Strip Old Wardour Castle
Old Wardour Castle 030 – French style hexagonal castle in a magical lakeside setting