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An early rise on Sunday mornings give visitors the best chance to explore the city in peace
A revered attraction in England's Southwest, Bath owes its name to the natural hot springs discovered and then revered by the Romans some 2,000 years ago. The site itself is interesting, with an updated museum and educational component, while the town's charm is enhanced by the volume of independent businesses, boutiques, and dining options.
Accessible from London or Bristol, the city lies just beyond Stonehenge and Salisbury if you wanted to make a day trip of your visit. For those looking to stay a night or longer, there are markets to be found throughout the year but the Christmas market is by far the most anticipated in the region.
From London, ground transportation might best be facilitated from Heathrow (LHR) while Bristol International Airport (BRS) is by far the closer option for arriving into England or for jumping on to your next European destination.
Many visitors include Bath as part of a larger day trip from London to see Stonehenge and occasionally even Windsor, while the roadways west from London carry drivers onto Bath on the M4 via Swindon. If you're not enjoying a guided tour to the region, train and bus services operate from London. Fast train from London Paddington is roughly 90 minutes direct, while bus services from London Victoria take 2.5-3 hours. Train journeys from Bristol are quick, with the journey time from Bristol Temple Mead to Bath Spa lasting only 10-15 minutes.
From Southampton, Bath may best be reached as part of a day trip or excursion with private car or as part of an arranged tour group.
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