More Britons are choosing to forego their annual foreign holiday and vacation in the UK instead. They are shunning the high prices of international travel and looking to save money and avoid ‘travellers tummy’.
In the first three months of 2016, 7.3 million people chose to take their holiday in England, discovering that the UK has plenty of its national treasures.
Bath – The Only World Heritage City
The historic city of Bath is the UK’s only whole city to be given world heritage status. It boasts a complete Roman Baths in the world. Constructed around 70 AD, the almost 2,000-year-old bathing and socialising hub still have working springs that fill the bathing areas with hot, natural spring water daily. Visitors to the site can taste some of the water in The Pump Room, a health-giving blend of 42 minerals that has given Bath’s ‘waters’ the reputation of being a healing remedy for a multitude of ailments.
To enjoy the benefits of spa baths as the Romans did, the Thermae Bath Spa is Britain’s only natural thermal spa that people can bathe in. It is dramatically situated on a roof top to give fantastic views over the city.
For period drama fans, a visit to Jane Austen’s town house, decorated in the Georgian styles of the time, is a must. For families, there is also the opportunity to dress up in Regency costumes and have a picture taken.
The Brasserie Brunel
For a special treat, why not have afternoon tea at the Brasserie Brunel, a French style brasserie set in a grade two listed hotel, designed by the famous architect, Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Guests can stay at the hotel, opened in 1846, and enjoy the luxurious surroundings – the top of the crop of Bath city centre hotels.
Don’t pay over the odds for a break abroad. There are lots of places worth a visit closer to home. The historic city of Bath is one of them.