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Sunday, December 20, 2009

Bristol Weather Forecast

For an in depth look at Bristol's weather www.bristolweather.org.uk as charts showing Bristol's weather since 1900 and how the winter's have become milder over the last 30 years.


This weather forecast is generated by the Met Office Weather Widget

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Royal Crescent Bath

The Royal Crescent is one of Bath's most famous landmarks.

Royal Crescent Bath, UK


The crescent of 30 houses was designed by John Wood the Younger and constructed between 1767 and 1774. The buildings are grade I listed buildings and superb examples of Georgian architecture.

Royal Crescent Bath

Only the facade was constructed by John Wood and the houses behind them were built by different contractors after the property was purchased.

Royal Crescent Bath

Number 1, the first house to be built in the Royal Crescent is now a museum. Each room has been refurbished with authentic furnishings, paintings, carpets and textiles. Downstairs is a fully-equipped Georgian kitchen.

At number 16 is the Royal Crescent Hotel.

The Royal Crescent has been home to a number of famous individuals including Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany (1763-1827), Elizabeth Montagu (1718-1800) and Isaac Pitman (1813-1897) - the inventor of shorthand.

Royal Crescent Bath

1 Royal Crescent
Bath
BA1 2LR
United Kingdom
Tel: 01225 428 126

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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Bath Weather

Like all of the south west, Bath enjoys warm and wet weather in the summer and cooler, though not cold weather in the autumn and winter. The overall climate is changeable with sun and showers a feature.


This weather forecast is generated by the Met Office Weather Widget
Overall Bath has more annual precipitation than nearby Bristol. Pollution counts are low.

If it does rain, there's much to see and do in Bath including the world famous Pump Rooms, the Roman Bath and the Jane Austen Centre.

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Gay Street Bath

Gay Street is one of the finest examples of Georgian architecture in Bath. The street and its townhouses were designed by John Wood the Elder (1704-54) and completed by his son John Wood, the Younger.

Gay Street links Queen's Square to the Royal Circus and at number 40 is the interesting and informative Jane Austen Centre. The author was actually resident at number 25, however.

Gay Street, Bath.

Many of the three storey houses are Grade I or II listed buildings. The dwellings are noted for their Mansard roofs and Ionic columns.

Gay Street Bath

Many of the houses have been converted into offices for accountants, architects and solicitors.

Gay Street Bath

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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Express by Holiday Inn Bath

The 126 room Express by Holiday Inn Bath is an excellent accommodation option for visitors to the city.

Express by Holiday Inn Bath

Located a shortish walk south of the historic centre and right on the main road to Bristol, the Express by Holiday Inn Bath has modern, bright and clean rooms with shower and cable TV included. The morning breakfast buffet is good value (included in the room rate) as is the hotel bar with large TV. Free car park available and Internet connection for a fee.
Lower Bristol Rd/ Brougham Hayes
Bath
BA2 3QU
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 303 000

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