Bath is a natural spa in the UK, is located in the county of Somerset, in the south-west of England, just 15 km from the city of Bristol. Its spas were famous since Roman times, they, in fact, exploited the thermal springs intensely during the centuries of their control of Britain, at that time Bath was known under the name Aquae Sulis. In the Middle Ages, around the seventh century there was founded an abbey, Bath Abbey, which in later centuries was repeatedly destroyed and rebuilt. Bath became popular as a spa town in the Georgian era – that is, during the period between 1714 and 1830. The historic center of Bath, which has been listed as world heritage sites by UNESCO, features Georgian style buildings dating from the eighteenth century, the historic Gothic abbey and the famous Roman Baths.
BATH CHRISTMAS MARKET
Dates of the Christmas Market:
Usually end of November – December
Bath Christmas Market. The city of Bath is known in England as the Christmas City. The more than 170 stalls of this market fill the streets of the historic center of this English town between the historic Bath Abbey and the Roman Baths. The products offered in the market are the classic of Christmas tradition: handmade crafts, Christmas decorations, traditional Christmas food. To make Christmas atmosphere even more intense and real are the songs of the choir of the abbey echoing in the streets of the market. The Christmas Market in Bath is known for careful selection of vendors which largely offer items locally sourced and hand-made works.
Bath Christmas Market is the biggest shopping event in the South West and has been running for 15 years (with 2016 being its 16th year). This year’s 2016 dates are 24th November – 11th December, giving you 18 days to enjoy the magic of Bath and all that the World Heritage City has to offer. The wooden chalets are found in the streets around Bath Abbey, offering handmade Christmas decorations, local artwork, bespoke jewellery, festive food and drink, toys, clothing and so much more. New this year to Bath Christmas Market is The Christmas Lodge, an indoor venue at the heart of the event on Stall Street.
Opening Hours: from Monday to Wednesday from 10am to 7pm; from Thursday to Saturday from 10am to 8:30pm; Sunday from 10am to 6pm.
Info: Bath Visitor Information Centre, Abbey Chambers, Abbey Churchyard, Bath, BA1 1LY. Telephone: 0906 711 2000. Email: email@example.com