No. 144, Bath - Somerset, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
N 51° 22.855 W 002° 21.579
30U E 544563 N 5692380
Quick Description: Although this Tourist Stamp is for the city of Bath, England, the scene depicted on it is of the Roman Baths in the city of Bath.
Location: South West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 6/22/2012 5:12:40 PM
Waymark Code: WMEPDH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member pavlikVB
Views: 21

Long Description:
"The World Heritage Site of Bath and the stunning countryside surrounding it is one of England’s most beautiful places to visit. Bath is a unique city; its hot springs, Roman Baths, splendid Abbey and Georgian stone crescents have attracted visitors for centuries. Set in rolling Somerset countryside, just over 100 miles west of London, it is a beautiful and unforgettable place."

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"Bath is a city in the ceremonial county of Somerset in the south west of England. It is situated 97 miles (156 km) west of London and 13 miles (21 km) south-east of Bristol. The population of the city is 83,992. It was granted city status by Royal Charter by Queen Elizabeth I in 1590, and was made a county borough in 1889 which gave it administrative independence from its county, Somerset. The city became part of Avon when that county was created in 1974. Since 1996, when Avon was abolished, Bath has been the principal centre of the unitary authority of Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES).

The city was first established as a spa with the Latin name, Aquae Sulis ("the waters of Sulis") by the Romans sometime in the AD 60s about 20 years after they had arrived in Britain (AD43), although verbal tradition suggests that Bath was known before then. They built baths and a temple on the surrounding hills of Bath in the valley of the River Avon around hot springs. Edgar was crowned king of England at Bath Abbey in 973. Much later, it became popular as a spa town during the Georgian era, which led to a major expansion that left a heritage of exemplary Georgian architecture crafted from Bath Stone.

The City of Bath was inscribed as a World Heritage Site in 1987. The city has a variety of theatres, museums, and other cultural and sporting venues, which have helped to make it a major centre for tourism, with over one million staying visitors and 3.8 million day visitors to the city each year. The city has two universities and several schools and colleges. There is a large service sector, and growing information and communication technologies and creative industries, providing employment for the population of Bath and the surrounding area."

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Opening Times:
The Roman Baths is open daily apart from 25 and 26 December, at the following times. January - February 0930 - 1630, exit 1730 March - June 0900 - 1700 - exit 1800 July - August 0900 - 2100 - exit 2200 September - October 0900 - 1700 - exit 1800 November - December 0930 - 1630 - exit 1730

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