YHA Bath

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Bath, Somerset

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A city synonymous with tourism and history, Bath has a number of attractions which are perfect for an inspiring sight-seeing break. The visually striking YHA Bath, recently refurbished for 2018, makes for superb low-cost accommodation in this pretty city. Take in a show at one of Bath’s theatres, soak up the culture in one of its art galleries or museums, or simply wander around the beautiful streets, taking in this English gem.

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4 Star Hostel
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Recommended for cyclists by VisitEngland
YHA Bath
Bathwick Hill, BATH, Somerset, BA2 6JZ
Phone : 0345 3719303

About The area

Discover Somerset

Somerset means ‘summer pastures’ – appropriate given that so much of this county remains rural and unspoiled. Ever popular areas to visit are the limestone and red sandstone Mendip Hills rising to over 1,000 feet, and by complete contrast, to the south and southwest, the flat landscape of the Somerset Levels. Descend to the Somerset Levels, an evocative lowland landscape that was the setting for the Battle of Sedgemoor in 1685. In the depths of winter this is a desolate place and famously prone to extensive flooding. There is also a palpable sense of the distant past among these fields and scattered communities. It is claimed that Alfred the Great retreated here after his defeat by the Danes.

Away from the flat country are the Quantocks, once the haunt of poets Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth. The Quantocks are noted for their gentle slopes, heather-covered moorland expanses and red deer. From the summit, the Bristol Channel is visible where it meets the Severn Estuary. So much of this hilly landscape has a timeless quality about it and large areas have hardly changed since Coleridge and Wordsworth’s day.

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