Overall pictureAs of the Roman time , Bath was famous for its thermal baths, which probably existed before this time. These baths were regarded as a treatment for many chronic diseases. During times élisabéthaine and géorgienne, there was a great custom of easy people, with the result that the city nowadays has many buildings cossus of style géorgien, in particular the Royal Crescent or Royal Croissant . The population exceeds 90 000 inhabitants and the city is classified with the world heritage of UNESCO.
The channels Kennet and Avon, formerly of important access roads bound for London, were restored recently.
SituationBath is located at 51°23 ′ N2°22 ′ O. It is distant of approximately 24 km of the more important city and port of Bristol, to which it is connected by the trunk road A4. Its station, named Bath Spa , is served by the railroad company Great Western Railway. The city is located in the southern part of the hills Cotswolds, and much of its streets are sloping.
Bath is connected to Bristol and to the sea by the river Avon, navigable for small boats by means of lock S. the river was connected to the the Thames and London by the channel of Kennet and Avon in 1810 via the locks of Bath; this river road, closed for many years, but restored in the last years of the 20th century, is from now on very popular near the users of narrow boats, and is historically an important waterway towards London.
ClimateThe climate of Bath is moderate, although the temperatures are appreciably higher there than in some other of the same places latitude, because of the action of warming of the Gulf Stream. The climate of Bath is on average drier and more heat that of areas more in north of the United Kingdom. The dominant winds are of south-western direction, because of the current of North Atlantic. The risks of natural disasters are weak, although there can be, particularly in winter, of the strong winds and the floods.
AdministrationThe city occupies to it quasi totality of the county of Bath and North East Somerset, which was created in 1994 during the dismemberment of the county of Avon.
HistoryThe site of the independent source was regarded as a temple by the Celtes and was dedicated to the goddess Sulis, that the Roman identified like Minerve. However, one continued a long time to use the name Sulis to indicate this place.
During the Roman occupation, increasingly large installations were built. Redécouvertes at the 18th century, they became principal attractions of the city. Towards the end of the Roman period, defensive walls were set up around the city.
With the Norman ones, the city was entrusted to the royal doctor Jean de Tours, who became bishop and made build a cathedral and new buildings to lodge the baths.
In 973, the first legitimate king of England was crowned in the abbey of the city, where one can admire a stained glass representing besides this episode symbolic system of the English history.
The men of the church named later on preferred the town of Wells. The maintenance of the cathedral ceased. In 1500, it was decided to build one of them, of more modest size. It is the bishop Oliver King who will undertake construction of it. On the frontage, between angels which go up and go down from the sky, one can also see, on the side, the name of Oliver King in the form of rebus. At the end of the century, the baths became again with the mode and the city took a rise, following aligned and homogeneous streets, that the use of the fair stone increased. At the beginning of the 18th century a theater was built, as well as pumps and gathering places. As Master of the ceremonies, Beau Nash governed the social life of 1705 until its death in 1761. It wrote a label for the public distractions. But the city saw its vogue decreasing at the 19th century.
CultureNowadays, Bath has three theaters - the Royal one, Ustinov and the Rondo - with troops of international repute. An annual festival of music, like other demonstrations, in particular a festival of Cinema, animate the cultural life.
Royal Circus de Bath is of form circular. Three ways make it possible to circulate in its enclosure. It is not a question of a circus, but its configuration evokes it and of the houses were built inside its walls.
Royal Crescent is in the form of half-circle. Seen of face, right-sided, one can see a hospital there. What remains are only apartment buildings. The rents are there obviously very high. It was built between 1767 and 1774 by John Wood, father and wire, originators of the town planning of the city at that time, making city one of the géorgiens whole best successful of British Isles.
IndustryPrincipal industry is the Tourisme, in particular in the fields cultural and historical, and it is the city most visited in the United Kingdom after London.
Universities and sportThe city has two universities - the Université of Bath, a university like such, and the Bath Spa University College, a college - and a team of Rugby - Bath Rugby. This team is the only well-known one outside, the two football teams of the city being in the subsoils of the Championnat of England of football and never were great successes.
- Bath Abbey
- Postal Bath Museum
- Beckford' S Tower
- Claverton Pumping Station
- Great Pulteney Street
- Kennet and Avon Channel
- Prior Park
- Pulteney Bridge
- To rivet Avon
- Romance Baths, Bath
- Solsbury Hill
- St Catherine' S Short
- The Circus (Bath)
- Royal Crescent
- Thermae Bath Spa
- William Herschel Museum
- Town of Bath
Simple: Bath, England
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