Bath, designated a World Heritage site, is steeped in history back to the Celtic times. Its Roman period is well documented and their legacy remains today with outstanding buildings such as the Roman Baths.
During the Georgian period the city blossomed and the grand Crescents, Circus and many of its splendid Streets were built. It was granted city status by Royal Charter by Queen Elizabeth I in 1590. Bath has been and continues to be very heavily associated with the arts and in particular literature. The Crescent is very fortunate to have Number One as a Museum run by The Bath Preservation Trust and sharing what a Georgian House would have been like yesterday.
Roman Baths, Bath Abbey, Pulteney Bridge, The Royal Crescent, The Circus, Bath Street and Sally Lunn's museum to name but a few.
Bath is within easy reach of Southampton with a picturesque route via Salisbury. An 8 hour 'Day' trip will allow plenty of time for exploring this beautiful city before returning to your cruise terminal.
Ideal on foot with numerous signposts to help you find all the attractions and maps to plan your day. All are within easy walking distance from the city centre and central car parks.
On the journey to Bath consider the National Trust village of Lacock with it's cottages and inns dating back to the 15th century forming a breathtaking backdrop, much admired by film makers. From Pride and Prejudice to Harry Potter, Lacock has starred in many film classics.