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Bath View of Bath Bath is a city in the county of Somerset in England. It is 97 miles (156 km) west of London and 13 miles (21 km) southeast of Bristol.The population of the city is 83,992.Along with the rest of South West England, Bath has a temperate climate which is generally wetter and milder than the rest of the country. The annual mean temperature is approximately 10 °C . Seasonal temperature variation is less extreme than most of the United Kingdom because of the adjacent sea temperatures. The summer months of July and August are the warmest with mean daily maxima of approximately 21 °C . In winter mean minimum temperatures of 1 °C or 2 °C are common.Climate and main information HistoryThe city gets its name from the famous Roman baths in the town. The Romans built the baths as part of a spa, in the year 43 BC. They called it Aquae Sulis, which means "The waters of Sulis". Sulis was a local goddess.During the Middle Ages, it was an important city for buying and selling wool.Bath became a city in 1585, when Queen Elizabeth I declared it to be one.Bath is where Roald Dahl's short story "The Landlady" takes place. The city is also mentioned in many of Jane Austen's books, like Northanger Abbey, Sense and Sensibility, and Pride and Prejudice.style.colorfillcolorstroke.colorfill.type Bath became the leading centre of fashionable life in England during the 18th century. It was during this time that Bath's Old Orchard Street Theatre was built, as well as architectural developments such as Lansdown Crescent,[ the Royal Crescent, The Circus and Pulteney Bridge. Today, Bath has five theatres – Bath Theatre Royal, Ustinov Studio, the egg, the Rondo Theatre, and the Mission Theatre. The city is home to the Victoria Art Gallery, the Museum of East Asian Art, and Holburne Museum of Art,[numerous commercial art galleries and antique shops, as well as numerous museums, among them Bath Postal Museum, the Fashion Museum.
The Royal Crescent is a street of 30 terraced houses .Many notable people have either lived or stayed in the Royal Crescent since it was first built over 230 years ago, and some are commemorated on special plaques attached to the relevant buildings.The Royal Crescent now includes a hotel and a Georgian house museum, while some of the houses have been converted into flats and offices. It is a popular location for the makers of films and television programmes, and a major tourist attraction in its own right.style.colorfillcolorstroke.colorfill.type Bath has two universities. The University of Bath was established in 1966.The university was named University of the Year by the Sunday Times (2011) and is known, academically, for the physical sciences, engineering, mathematics, architecture, management and technology.Bath Spa University was first granted degree-awarding powers in 1992 as a university college, before being granted university status in August 2005.The city contains one further education college, City of Bath College.Bath is also home to Norland College, a provider of childcare training and education.Education
SportBath Rugby is a rugby union team which is currently in the Aviva Premiership league and coached by Gary Gold.Bath City F.C. is the major football team. Bath City gained promotion to the Conference Premier from the Conference South in 2010. Many cricket clubs are based in the city, including Bath Cricket Club, who are based at the North Parade Ground and play in the West of England Premier League.
The city has several public parks, the main one being Royal Victoria Park, which is a short walk from the centre of the city. Other parks in Bath include: Alexandra Park, which crowns a hill and overlooks the city; Parade Gardens, along the river front near the Abbey in the centre of the city; Sydney Gardens, known as a pleasure-garden in the 18th century; Henrietta Park; Hedgemead Park; and Alice Park.
The Abbey Church of Saint Peter, Bath, Bath Abbey is one of the most prominent examples of Gothic architecture available in the modern western world. With space for up 1,200 people, the Abbey holds a regular congregation for its frequent members, with it still being a popular place of worship to this day. As one of the most visited places in the South West, the Abbey welcomes over 420,000 people through doors each year. Everybody can admire the magnificent architecture, to enjoy wonderful choral music. Bath is a City many consider a historic venue only – which is far from the truth. Its historic values are large, but its arts, music, food and shopping areas are becoming more and more popular year in and year out – making Bath a place to visit whatever your interest.r The end