As a postgraduate student majoring in literature, I was delighted to have the opportunity to visit Bath where Pride and Prejudice was created.
Bath is quite a fabulous place where you can explore the charming cobbled streets or enjoy a trip to traditional Roman buildings. According to Wikipedia, Bath is the largest city in the county of Somerset, England, known for and named after its Roman-built baths. The city of Bath was founded in 1 AD by the Romans who used the natural hot springs as a thermal spa. It is now a UNESCO World Heritage site, famed in literature and art.
When I first visited here, I had the strong impression that I was in Europe (It’s true). Unlike the other cities in England, Bath has well preserved the remains of ancient Rome. As you stroll around Bath, you can sense history and culture from every stone.
There are several lovely locations to explore. Among the attractions is the most well-known, the Roman Bath, which is a must-see for history buffs. The entire bathing complex still flow with hot spring, and when you step into the museum, it may give you a real feel for Roman life.
Furthermore, Bath’s stunning honey-coloured Georgian architecture is straight from a Jane Austen novel – highlights include the Bath Abbey, iconic Royal Crescent and the majestic Circus. If you are a fan of Jane Austen’s work, you’d better not miss these spots.
Look to the south from Bath city centre, you will see a a wooded hillside. On the summit lies another must-see attraction in Bath: Alexandra Park, a magnificent spot for panoramic views of the entire city. You may see the stunning sunset from this place if weather permits.
For me, Bath is definitely a good place offering people an escape from busy city life. I really dig the tranquility and peace of this ancient city. So, if you’re looking for a respite from work or pressure, I‘ll highly recommend this place. For our UCL students, reading week is absolutely a good time to visit here!
The following attachment is the itinerary of Bath, which is for reference only.
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