Things to Do and Activities in Bath During April: A Brief Guide
The city of Bath is famous for its extensive Georgian architecture throughout the highly esteemed city and it’s unique and well-preserved Roman Baths.
The Baths were constructed by the occupying Roman Empire around 60-70 AD, as the Romans wanted to harness the hot geothermal springs which were discovered in the centre of the city.
Today the well-preserved Roman Bath’s are still standing and the site is shared also with Bath’s famous Georgian era Grand Pump Room, both are well worth a visit. The Grand Pump Room also houses a restaurant and bistro, offering wonderful lunches, daily afternoon teas or the more intimate and sometimes formal evening dinners for visitors. You can also plus enjoy the in-house pianist plays during lunchtime’s and in the evenings you can enjoy the music of the Pump Room’s classical musician’s.
For a more modern take on this historical spa location you can visit the city’s Thermae Bath Spa located in the city centre. Today you can enjoy the naturally warm, mineral-rich waters which were enjoyed by the Romans and previously the Celts more than 2000 years ago. Bath’s reputation as a spa city has grown, which sees it now being recognised as the number one spa destination in the United Kingdom.
Bath is a historical and cultural city, playing host to many annual festivals, exhibitions and concerts throughout the year, at a range of local venues and historical places and landmarks in and around the city. These events and festivals can range from classical to contemporary musical concerts, literary festivals, art exhibitions and festivals, comedy and theatrical events, traditional local themed events and sports events. No matter what you preference, there will be something for everyone in Bath throughout the annual calendar of events.
If you are looking to explore and learn more about Bath’s historical past, you will be spoilt for choice when choosing one of the city’s museums to visit. Notable museums worth short listing are the Building of Bath Collection, Victoria Art Gallery, Herschel Museum of Astronomy, Beckford’s Tower & Museum, the Holburne Museum, Number One Royal Crescent and the Jane Austen Centre.
Bath was home to the famous English novelist Jane Austen, she lived in the city from the age of 25 when her father retired from the ministry and decided to move the westwards to the fashionable spa city. It is said she drew on inspiration for some of her novels and characters, when she lived in Bath. Today many visitors come to Bath to see the city for themselves.