Bath is a Unesco World Heritage site — the only one in the UK — for good reason.

From the ancient Britons and the 1st-century Romans, to Beau Nash and the cream of Georgian society, the hot springs have always drawn visitors, and they continue to come to experience the unique architecture (the Royal Crescent, the Circus, the Roman Baths, the Assembly Rooms, Pulteney Bridge) and unrivalled choice of things to do.

Whether you want to visit museums, go shopping, attend a concert, take in a festival, watch world class rugby, or just relax over dinner in one of Bath's award-winning restaurants, the city has so much to offer. And if you want to explore further afield — the Cotswolds, Stonehenge, the West Country — Bath makes an ideal base.

Lansdown lies to the north of the city, just 15 minutes from the M4 and a short walk into the centre of town. The neighbourhood is peaceful and secluded, but visitors can enjoy a game of golf, a moment of repose in the tiny but perfect Millennium Garden, a view from the top of Beckford's Tower (built by the richest man in England!) or a refreshing drink at a pub overlooking the whole of Bath, all within ten minutes' walk of the cottage.

Bath has so much to offer, from the Roman Baths and gorgeous Georgian crescents, to the ultra-modern Thermae Bath Spa, quirky independent shops, museums and cultural festivals, that you may want to plan a longer stay to explore the glorious countryside: just let us know!

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