Grande Parade, Bath, Somerset
The old seven storey Empire Hotel in Bath built in 1901 and used by the Admiralty from 1939 to 1989 was converted into retirement apartments in the 1990s. It is opposite the magnificent Abbey and has an impressive array of facilities with restaurant, lounge, dining room with bar, guest suites, library, fitness room and sauna, billiard room, hairdresser, and video cinema . Some of the apartments have stunning views of a city that remains one of the most elegant in Europe.
Bath is one of Europe‘s most beautiful cities. It owes its start in life to the hot springs which gave it a magical presence first to the Celts and then the Romans. In the fifteenth century Bath was still a relatively small market town but by the end of the sevententh century it had started becoming a fashionable place to visit outside London. It was propelled by such national figures as Richard ‘Beau‘ Nash into the countries psyche as the place to be seen.
The city‘s Georgian heyday is celebrated in the Pump Room, built above the famous Baths, and where eighteenth century society came to take the waters. John Wood is perhaps the most famous architect to be associated with Bath and Queen Square is his interpretation of the Palladian architectural style. The city has numerous mansions and villas and one of the most beautiful crescents in Europe, Royal Crescent. Bath Abbey is known as the lantern of the west as it features more glass than wall.
Bath lies about eleven miles south east of Bristol and seven miles north-west of Bradford-on-Avon. The M4 Junction 18 is about ten miles north of the town. Corsham is about eight miles and Frome twelve miles. Fast Trains to London (Paddington) take about an hour and a half.
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