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Situated about fourteen miles to the south east of Bristol, in the Avon valley, on the southern edge of the Cotswolds, Bath is famous for its natural spa baths fed by hot springs. Bath grew as a resort for the wealthy, who came to bathe in the hot spring water, believed to be a cure for many ailments. Now a city of around 80,000 people, the largest in Somerset, Bath is famous for its fine Georgian architecture attracting many tourists, who are well catered for with an abundance of hotels and restaurants. Apart from the Roman Baths, popular attractions include Bath Abbey; the Circus, Queen's Square and the Royal Crescent; several museums including the Carriage Museum and the Toy museum. Its main railway station, Bath Spa, lies on the Great Western Railway, which links Bristol and London. Popular boating centre, for users of narrow boats on the River Avon and the Avon canal. The map below shows the features of the city as they were in the mid twentieth century. Click on a selected area of the map below to see an enlargement.

 Bath City Map

Map of Bath

Old map of the city of Bath circa 1950

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Map of Bath

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