Bath, Somerset - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bath (pronounced /ˈbɑːθ/) is a city in the ceremonial county of Somerset in the south west of England. It is situated 97 miles (156 km) west of London and 13 miles (21 km) south-east of Bristol. The population of the city is 83,992. It was granted city status by Royal Charter by Queen Elizabeth I in 1590, and was made a county borough in 1889 which gave it administrative independence from its county, Somerset. The city became part of Avon when that county was created in 1974. Since 1996, when Avon was abolished, Bath has been the principal centre of the unitary authority of Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES).
City of Bath - UNESCO World Heritage CentreFounded by the Romans as a thermal spa, Bath became an important centre of the wool industry in the Middle Ages. In the 18th century, under George III, it developed into an elegant town with neoclassical Palladian buildings, which blend harmoniously with the Roman baths.
Bath in the Cotswolds - Cotswold ScenesAt the southern edge of the Cotswolds, is a city most famous for its hot spring baths. It is situated 160 km (100 miles) west of Central London and 21 km (13 miles) southeast of Bristol.
Buildings of Bath are mostly made from mastered color bricks and give warm impression of the town.
Mastered color bricks are commonly used for buildings around Cotswolds area.
Here are some B&W photos of central Bath.
Castle Combe has been voted the prettiest village in UK many times and locates south end of Cotswolds area.
Castle Combe by Wikipedia
Castle Combe page on VisitWiltshire website
Castle Combe Tourist Information and Travel Guide
The Manor House Hotel
Tea Room in The Manor House Hotel
Newly built hotel extension.