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13 Argyle Street
Bath
Somerset
BA2 4BQ

Why move to Bath?

As an internationally renowned UNESCO World Heritage City, arriving in Bath can feel like stepping into a beautiful period drama but it’s a very modern city too. It is a vibrant, thriving centre for arts, culture sport and education, with outstanding schools, fascinating museums, and a tempting array of independent shops. With the surrounding rolling countryside to explore, you are never short of things to see and do in Bath.

Some things to love about living in Bath

The annual Jane Austen Festival attracts fans from around the world who often dress up in costume for the duration of their visit, and for the costumed parade through the city.

See the cinematic sights of Bath with a movie map of Bath's most famous backdrops, downloadable at http://visitbath.co.uk/ideas-and-inspiration/filming-locations.

In nearby Frome, visit the increasingly popular St Catherine's Artisan Market - and cheese lovers will be in heaven at the annual cheese festival.

While the green fingered should mark the National Gardening Show, held annually at Shepton Mallet showground, in their diaries.

Bath locals are entitled to a free Residents' Discovery Card for free or discounted entry to a number of attractions, museums and galleries in Bath. Get yours at http://www.bathnes.gov.uk/services/tourism-and-heritage/discovery-card.

A little bit of history

Our city is famous for its Roman Baths, but the Romans were not the first to enjoy the waters of Bath, there is evidence that the main spring was treated as a shrine in the Iron Age. But, nor were they the last; references to the hot waters of Bath can be found through medieval and early modern times, right up to Georgian times when Bath boomed as a spa and resort town attracting many well-to-do visitors, including novelist Jane Austen. Today you can visit the Roman Baths and even experience the naturally warm waters for yourself when you take a dip at Thermae Bath Spa.

Need to know

Bath is a popular location for many internationally acclaimed film and TV productions including Vanity Fair and Dracula. The streets are often closed and transformed into 19th Century Georgian England for filming.

Shopping

Bath’s excellent shopping attracts many visitors to the city. Most popular retailers are here, in the new Southgate shopping centre, or along the famous shopping streets of Bath, including Marks and Spencer, Debenhams and House of Fraser (Jolly’s). For the fashion conscious there is Hollister, Jack Wills, Urban Outfitters, Banana Republic and The Kooples. And for technophiles, a large Apple store.

Bath is famous for its many independent shops. You’ll find specialist shops selling home-wares, cheese, classical music CD’s, sausages and even a shoe shop selling ladies’ boots in 21 different calf sizes. There is a thriving independent book shop sector too, complete with a programme of local and international author events. And lots of the city’s craft shops and restaurants host sewing, cooking and craft workshops, to suit all ages and abilities.

AS A CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION, FROM PRE-SCHOOL TO PHD, BATH IS REGARDED BY MANY AS A CITY WITHOUT PARALLEL. ONE DOESN’T HAVE TO LOOK FAR TO FIND A SKILFUL ENTREPRENEUR OR ACCOMPLISHED PROFESSIONAL. THIS IS A REMARKABLE PLACE IN WHICH TO LIVE AN

Transport

By Road:

Bath is accessible via the M4 and the A36/A303 from London. Plus there are good road network links to the West Country, Wales and the Midlands. - See more at: http://www.winkworth.co.uk/estate-agents/bath/our-area

By Train:

Bath and environs are well-served by Bath Spa station. Regular services connect directly to London Paddington (90 minutes), Bristol (15mins), Cardiff (67 mins) and beyond. And recent station improvements have brought disabled access to the platforms and station car park.

By Bus:

There is an excellent bus network covering most of Bath and environs, including specific services to Bath University (www.bath.ac.uk) and Bath Spa University (www.bathspa.ac.uk), and regular services to Bristol and beyond. Youll find the main Bath bus station close to Bath Spa train station.

By Bike:

Bath and the surrounding areas are well-served by cycle paths many of which are away from the roads along canal towpaths and disused former railway tracks, both of which help overcome some of the steep hilly slopes surrounding the city. The network allows access to Bristol, Wells, Frome and beyond. To find out more go to www.cycle-route.com/routes/Somerset-Routes-100.html. You can hire a bike at one of Baths bicycle hire shops. Bath is also currently trialling a scheme where bikes can be hired from roadside bike racks, similar to the Boris bike system in London.

By Bike:

Bath and the surrounding areas are well-served by cycle paths many of which are away from the roads along canal towpaths and disused former railway tracks, both of which help overcome some of the steep hilly slopes surrounding the city. The network allows access to Bristol, Wells, Frome and beyond. To find out more go to www.cycle-route.com/routes/Somerset-Routes-100.html. You can hire a bike at one of Baths bicycle hire shops. Bath is also currently trialling a scheme where bikes can be hired from roadside bike racks, similar to the Boris bike system in London.

Other:

Bath is a great city for walking, with a number of pedestrian areas, handy short cuts and canal towpaths to take you away from the traffic. Many residential areas are near the city centre and on the flat but if you live further afield, since Bath is surrounded by hills, it is worth noting those handy bus stops for your homeward journey.

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