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Bath: officially one of the world’s most incredible cities

Discover why Bath in England ranked #49 in our countdown of ‘100 Most Incredible Cities in the World’.

Population:

176,000

Best known for:

Romans, the water, and Jane Austen.

Did you know?

Bath is such a delightful little city steeped in history – oh the wonder of the Roman Baths and the elegant charm of the Georgian architecture – and sheer Englishness.

Up until recently the bulk of accommodation was of the B&B persuasion (doilies and fat cats and shared bathrooms and all), but now The Gainsborough Bath Spa has arrived: built within two listed buildings with direct access to the mineral rich waters the city has been celebrated for for Millennia.

And not a doily in sight (if you miss them take tea at Bea’s Vintage Tea Rooms).

 

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This article appeared in issue 19

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