Places To Visit Near Bath
As the largest city in Somerset and a World Heritage Site, Bath has much to offer any visitor, whether here on holiday or with some time to spare whilst on business. However, once you get outside the city boundaries, there is even more to see.
As one of the top-rated taxi firms in Bath, providing private chauffeurs to thousands of satisfied clients, the team at Bath Taxis have put together this list of five must-see attractions in the Bath area.
Distance From Bath: 1 Hour 10 Minutes By Car
Address: Salisbury, Wiltshire SP4 7DE
Without a doubt the most significant prehistoric monument in Britain, Stonehenge is famous the world over. One of the great mysteries of our island history, a visit to the site should be at the top of any Bath itinerary.
Facts About Stonehenge:
- Stonehenge is location about 8 miles north of Salisbury.
- It was built in six stages between 3000 and 1520 BCE.
- Stonehenge was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1986.
- Stonehenge is constructed from sarsen stones.
- Every year, around 20,000 people gather at Stonehenge to celebrate the Summer Solstice, which is when the sun is at its highest point in the sky.
Distance From Bath: 30 Minutes By Car
Mentioned in William the Conqueror’s Domesday Book, Westbury in nearby Wiltshire is famed for the hill carving of a giant horse across White Hill. Considered one of the oldest such carvings in the country, it can be seen from over 15 miles away.
Facts About Westbury:
- Westbury is located in the far west of Wiltshire, close to the border with Somerset.
- The town’s most famous feature is the Westbury White Horse.
- Westbury has one of the oldest working Victorian swimming pools in England, built in 1887 by William Laverton.
- Westbury has a population of around 14,000 people.
Distance From Bath: 50 Minutes By Car
Wells is the smallest city in England. Though famous for its cathedral, this is only one of several beautiful and historically significant ancient buildings in a city steeped deep in heritage.
Facts About Wells:
- Wells has had city status since medieval times, because of the presence of Wells Cathedral.
- The city of Wells was a Roman settlement that became an important centre under the Anglo-Saxons.
- Wells is twinned with Paray-le-Monial (France), Bad Dürkheim (Germany) and Fontanellato (Italy).
- Wells has a population of around 12,000 people (2018).
Distance From Bath: 42 Minutes By Car
Perhaps the most famous, certainly among the most well-regarded safari parks in the UK, Longleat is situated in 900 acres of landscaped grounds laid down by Capability Brown himself.
An eclectic mix of the natural world and historical architecture, it’s a great day out for the whole family.
Facts About Longleat:
- Longleat Safari Park was the first Safari Park outside Africa.
- Longleat Safari Park is set within 900 acres of landscaped grounds and includes 11 attractions.
- Longleat Safari is home to more than 1,200 animals,
- Longleat House was built in 1540 after John Thynn, purchased the house for £53.
Distance From Bath: 58 Minutes By Car
Despite its connections with the annual music festival, Glastonbury is well known as a place of pilgrimage and a spiritual centre for the region. With the famous Glastonbury Tor offering views across Wiltshire, Somerset, and Dorset, as well as the Holy Thorn Tree, Chalice Well, and its historic Abbey, Glastonbury is a peaceful town with much to see and do in it.
Whether you’re local to the area or visiting Bath for business or pleasure, private chauffeurs from Bath Taxi Transfers are by far the best way to discover this beautiful and historic city and its surrounding area. Get in touch with us today, either by phone or through our online form, for a free, no-obligation quote.
Facts About Glastonbury:
- As of 2011, Glastonbury had a population of 8,932.
- Glastonbury’s earliest history is closely linked with that of King Arthur.
- The first Glastonbury Festival in 1970 was headlined by T Rex.
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