Beautiful Bath! A visual tour of this must see historic British city

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Royal Crescent

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Let’s begin the journey with an aerial view of the famous Royal Crescent, so you can get a general idea of the look and feel of the buildings. The Crescent, a Georgian masterpiece, was designed by the architect John Wood the Younger and built between the years of 1767 to 1774. It’s a Grade 1 listed building which means it’s highly protected from changes.

Bath has an ancient and interesting history that dates to at least the Bronze Age. Before the Romans arrived and built their baths, the spring that they used was used as a shrine by the Britons. The city’s history is also linked to the legendary King Arthur and the infamous Battle of Mons Badnoicus around 500 AD. By the end of the 6th century Bath was under the control of the West Saxons. By the time King Alfred ruled the region in the 9th century, the Roman layout of the city was mostly lost and the city fortified by defensive walls.

Over the next centuries the popularity of Bath as a spa town declined until this was revived in the 16th century.

Next: The world famous Roman Baths which are situated right in the heart of the city.

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Blimey! is your daily dose of British news and features for anglophiles everywhere! This article was carefully written by Tim Holt, a British blogger, photographer and actor based back in the UK after many years of living in America. Forever torn between two magnificent slices of sod.

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