The historic ‘spa town’ of Bath is located in Somerset and is actually a city by definition and royal charter. A world heritage site that’s famed for its Roman baths (hence the name), it’s got everything from classic architecture to modern culture and a lot of vibrancy.
With history stretching as far back as the Iron Age, Bath has always been a focal point for people in Britain. Obviously the Roman occupation of Britain cemented its importance, but much of the iconic architecture is actually from the Georgian era; places such as the Royal Crescent and Circus are perfect examples. It’s clearly a city for the aristocracy.
During the Second World War, Bath was targeted by German bombers and some of the most famous areas were destroyed; they have been restored to former glory now however. RAF Charmy Down, situated just outside the city played an integral part as a fighter base.
A modern day centre for culture, gastronomy, nature and also sport, there’s a myriad of reasons why Bath is such a popular tourist destination. Millions of people visit every year to see everything from the historic sites like the Abbey to the shops and the parks. With good transport links, it’s easy to get to as well.
The surrounding countryside is beautiful and makes for some excellent driving, particularly in the Cotswolds, which are well within reach. You can quickly lose yourself down a back road or two, and it’s exactly how you’d picture a brisk drive in the summer months. Of course there’s also the M4 if you opt for a motorway blast.
Motors.co.uk lists a superb selection of second hand cars for sale in Bath and nearby places including Bristol. Not only are there over 150,000 different autos on offer in total, but prices are heavily discounted. The kicker is that quality remains very high indeed, so really you’re paying a lot less for something that’s not far off showroom standard. What’s not to like about that?