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Georgian Bath - V&A exclusive

13 September 2020

In light of the current Coronavirus crisis, we have taken the decision to postpone departures before 30th April to a future date. We will be updating this page with new departure information once we have the details finalised, and will be contacting those due to depart regarding alternative arrangements. Thank you for your patience and understanding at this difficult time.

Indulge in a luxurious break to the historical city of Bath. Sample afternoon tea at the Grand Pump Room, head to the Museum of Bath Architecture for an exclusive curator’s talk and enjoy a guided tour of the Roman Baths.
  • Enjoy an exclusive curator’s talk in the Museum of Bath Architecture
  • Indulge in an elegant afternoon tea in the Georgian surrounds of the Grand Pump Room, where you can sample a glass of mineral-rich hot spa water
  • Take an exclusive guided tour of the Roman Baths
  • Discover luxurious Georgian home comforts in the beautifully restored No.1 Royal Crescent
Elegant Bath was built for pleasure. Although archaeological evidence suggests that the site of the main spring in Bath was originally a Celtic shrine to the local goddess Sulis, it was the Romans who capitalised on the potential of the area and built elaborate temples and bathing complexes. ‘Aquae Sulis’, as the town that grew around the springs was known, remained a popular destination until the decline of Roman civilisation in the 4th century. Much of the grand Roman architecture fell into disrepair and more modest bathing structures were built; the waters continued to be enjoyed but it was not until the Georgian era that the town once again became a fashionable destination. This sudden population boom sparked a massive expansion project. Graceful, golden streets and squares were built from the local sandstone, which unified the town’s appearance. Architect John Wood had a vision to build a city with the magnificence of Ancient Rome and, together with his son Wood the Younger, was responsible for many of Bath’s most ambitious projects, such as the majestic Circus. The city, for by now the population had swelled to some 30,000, was the fashionable place to be seen – famously Jane Austen resided here – and the streets were filled by pleasure-seeking gentry, parading around in the very latest fashions. Follow in their footsteps on this new Art Pursuits Abroad tour and escape into the glamour of Georgian high society.

Your Accommodation

No.15 Great Pulteney, Bath

No.15 Great Pulteney is a Grade 1 Georgian boutique town-house hotel, set on the loveliest street in Bath.  The hotel is well-appointed and imaginatively designed using original fittings and features blended with quirky details. Clients may opt for a larger room at an extra supplement depending upon availability.
Room Facilities & Amenities
  • En suite bathroom with toiletries
  • Complimentary drinks and snacks
  • TV
  • Nespresso machine