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Bath is a city in Somerset, South West England, just about 20 kilometres from Bristol and has roughly 85,000 inhabitants. Originally established as a spa resort by the Romans in 43 AD, it now is one of the most popular tourist cities in England, with yearly thousands of visitors coming to seek architectural gems and cultural highlights. The city of Bath became a Unesco World Heritage Site in 1987.
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Bristol has a maritime climate with warm and relatvely dry summers from June to August and mild but wetter winters from December to February. Average daytime temperatures in summer are mostly between 19 and 22 °C while nights are around 10-12 °C. Winters are mostly around 8 or 9 °C during the day and a few degrees above zero at night. Precipitation is quite evenly distributed throughout the year though spring and summers tend to be a little drier. October to January is the wettest time of the year.
Bristol International Airport (BRS) is just a short drive away from Bath. Easyjet has flights to/from Alicante, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Bastia, Belfast, Berlin, Biarritz, Bordeaux, Corfu, Edinburgh, Faro, Funchal, Geneva, Glasgow, Grenoble, Ibiza, Innsbruck, Inverness, Krakow, La Rochelle, Lisbon, Madrid, Marseille, Málaga, Milan, Minorca, Murcia, Newcastle, Nice, Olbia, Palma de Mallorca, Paris, Pisa, Prague, Rome, Split, Toulouse, Valencia and Venice.
Ryanair has flights to/from Alicante, Belfast, Beziers, Bratislava, Budapest, Cagliari, Dublin, Girona, Knock, Lanzarote, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Málaga, Malta, Marrakech, Milan, Poznan, Reus, Rzeszów, Seville, Shannon, Tenerife-South and Wroclaw.
There are half-hourly trains to London Paddington (1½ hours) and Cardiff (1¼ hours), and several each hour to Bristol (11 minutes), where you can connect with the main line trains to northern England.
Trains travel to Oxford approximately hourly (1½ hours); Weymouth (2¼ hours) every two hours via Bradford-on-Avon (15 minutes) and Dorchester West (two hours) and to Portsmouth (2½ hours) hourly via Salisbury (one hour).
National Express has buses to London (3½ hours, 10 daily) via Heathrow (4 hours), and to Bristol (45 minutes, two daily) for buses to the north.
|Bath Backpackers||Bath Backpackers 13 Pierrepont Street||Hostel||81|
|Bath YMCA||International House Broad Street Place||Hostel||83|
|St Christopher's Inn Bath||9 Green Street||HOSTEL||83|
|University of Bath||Claverton Down Bath||Hostel||83|
|YHA Bath||Bathwick Hill Somerset, BA2 6JZ||Hostel||80|
|Wentworth House||106 Bloomfield Road||Hotel||79|
|Ashley Villa||26 Newbridge Road||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Glenade Guest House||Glenade Junction Road||Guesthouse||88|
|Anabelle's Guest House||6 Manvers Street||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Lambrettas Hostel||8-10 North Parade||HOTEL||-|
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