UNESCO City

Bath – A UNESCO City

If you asked people what the key features would be of a place they would love to live, one of the answers would surely be somewhere that was beautiful. Did you know that the whole of Bath is a UNESCO World Heritage Site? That means that its architecture and history is so important that it’s protected, and that tells you something about the beauty of the city.

Bath was founded when the Romans invaded Britain and used it as a thermal spa. It grew into an essential part of the wool trade during Medieval times and then during the 1700s, became a stunning, elegant town full of neoclassical buildings.

Bath Has Outstanding Universal Value

UNESCO awarded Bath with the status of having outstanding universal value for several cultural attributes that it has. The Roman remains, in particular the Temple of Sulis Minerva and the complex of original baths are some of the most significant and well-known in this area of Europe. The city itself was founded by the Romans in the first century AD as they discovered the natural hot springs. This marks the birth of Bath’s famed history as a spa town.

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It was during the 18th century that the town developed into a thriving centre of art and literature, encouraged by the efforts of John Wood Senior, Richard Nash and Ralph Allen to make Bath into one of the most attractive cities in Europe. For those wishing to visit Bath to experience the benefits of its spa waters, these men wanted to create a harmony of landscaping and architecture to put Bath firmly on the map. Read more Bank Holiday City Breaks

The neo-classical buildings that were built during this time can be seen in famous structures such as the Pump Room and the Assembly Rooms. There are many individual Georgian buildings that sit within the centre, surrounded by picturesque landscaping, to give the area a real garden city feel. The city retains its reputation for elegant and aesthetically pleasing design. If you’d love to live in such a place, contact Estate Agents Bath at https://www.pritchards-bath.co.uk/

UNESCO recognises the crescents, squares and terraces that extend over the hills and in the valley, noting that harmonious integration of landscaping, architecture and urban design are second to none in creating a beautiful city. This creation is mostly testament to the works of 18th and 19th century designers and architects. The urban spaces are created by buildings that surround and enclose them, giving interlinking spaces that flow perfectly and draw in the surrounding greenery.

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The city reflects two great eras in our history, the Georgian and Roman periods. The way in which 18th century architecture and urban planning incorporated the Roman heritage and grew around it, instead of surpassing it, has led to Bath’s unique UNESCO status today. It is a wonderful example of different histories co-existing in harmony, for example the medieval Abbey Church is located right next to the Roman temple and baths.

The hot springs and Roman remains are extremely well-preserved, protected and tastefully displayed. The Georgian buildings have remained in constant habitation since their construction and still retain high levels of original fixtures and décor. Repair work has remained sensitive to the need for historical preservation and the retention of authentic, original fittings.

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Holiday City Breaks

Bank Holiday City Breaks

With a glut of Bank Holidays coming our way – Easter and 2 more in May – it gives us all the opportunity to have a much-needed long weekend away from work. Many head to the coast but we all know what the notorious British weather can be like – especially on bank holidays, which are often rain soaked and windy affairs! Not great weather for the beach! So, if you are in need of a break away from it all it might be wiser to make your time away a city break.

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It is completely up to you where you go, or what you want to do on your break away – that is the great thing about cities, there is always so much to do that you will never be bored! If it is culture that you are after head to London – The Natural History Museum and the Science Museum are fantastic places to visit if this is your first trip to the city, but there are so many museums that it would be impossible to be able to list them all here let alone visit them all, so have a look and do some research – planning your trip away is essential if you are planning on seeing as much as you can. It is worth having a tube map with you in London too, to ensure that you make the most of your trip around the city, it is by far the best way to travel in London. Continue reading Top maintenance tips for vans

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If shopping is what you are in need of, head to Birmingham for some real retail therapy in the famous Bull Ring shopping centre. You will be spoilt for choice with the huge range of shops on offer, make sure you wear comfortable shoes! In Birmingham serviced apartments http://www.8waterloostreet.co.uk/ are a great place to stay to make the most of all the city has to offer. If it jewellery that you love, make sure you head over to the famous Jewellery quarter – for all of those sparkly treats, you are sure to find plenty of delights here – there really is something for everyone. If you are a chocolate lover, head over to Cadbury World whilst you are staying in Birmingham – a journey through the history of chocolate and so many tasty treats it is a chocolate lovers paradise! You can stock up on tasty chocolates too in the gift shop – perfect fuel for all that shopping!

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Back from Hiatus

Back from Hiatus!

It’s been a while since I’ve blogged here. Probably too long! But I’m back just in time for the holiday season. I took some much needed time off to get my business affairs in order, take a vacation, and breathe a little bit.

Things are shaking out with my dream quite nicely. I’ve hired my first employee. I’m releasing new services and products in the next few days for 2018. I’ve got big plans for a blogging course in the new year. I’m so excited that business is doing well. In fact, last month was my best ever in terms of revenue and profits!

Having an employee is certainly helping me from drowning in work like I was right before I brought her on. (And yes, I decided to bring someone on as an employee, not a contractor. I believe in doing right by my workers, not just my business’ bottom line.)

Life has been living and breathing for a little while now and I’m really excited to get back into life other than just sleep, eating, and dreaming about work!

It can seriously feel like you’re entombed inside of a growing business when you’re building one. It’s nice to be able to see the sky right now.

Tell me, what have you been up to lately?