Bath is a highly popular filming location due to its great mix of 18th century architecture with contemporary lifestyle. The unspoilt and uncluttered passageways rich in history are perfect backdrops to transport Bath back in time. Films include Vanity Fair, Persuasion, Dracula and The Duchess.
Bath Racecourse is set in acres of beautiful countryside located two miles North of the city centre and just six miles South of Junction 18 of the M4 Motorway and is well sign-posted from all major routes to its location on Lansdown Hill.
Bath Racecourse is a versatile and unique venue, with excellent facilities suitable for a wide variety of events.
Literature Festival - launched in 1995, the Bath Literature Festival has become one of the UK's best known festivals for stimulating debate, lively conversation and fascinating authors insights.
Taking place annually over 9 days in February/March, and using The Guildhall in Bath as its base, the Festival seeks to make you think whilst it entertains, with unique events pairing like-minded authors, dynamic debates on topical issues, and specially commissioned work by leading contemporary writers.
Bath International Music Festival - the Music Festival has an illustrious artistic history and has long been a well-established event of national significance and international reputation, presenting a dynamic mix of world-class performers. The Festival takes place annually over 12 days in late May/early June, and showcases a rich range of high quality events featuring orchestral and classical virtuosos, jazz giants, folk, roots and world musicians, innovative collaborations and unique commissions.
The University of Bath ranks highly in the league tables of UK universities published by a number of national newspapers, including the Times, Independent and Guardian.
Its research is internationally respected, and its students are in demand by employers because of the high quality of the teaching offered here.
The University has had close connections with industry and the public and voluntary sectors since its inception in 1966. It has developed strong links with universities abroad.
The University's buildings are set in an attractive campus about a mile from the centre of Bath. It is a safe and friendly campus with strong student services and good social opportunities. Its sports facilities are first-class.
Chapel Arts Centre
Chapel Arts Centre is a venue for all of the performing arts in the heart of the City of Bath: Jazz, Folk, Classical, Country, Theatre, Comedy, Dance and things that are simply uncategorizable.
As well as promoting its own events, Chapel Arts is available for hire by organisations and independent promoters with programs that fit into our overall artistic policy - which is very broad.
Anyone interested in any aspect of Chapel Arts Centre may contact Svanur Thorkelsson through this website.
Chapel Arts Centre is a not for profit company which operates from its base at St James's Memorial Hall, Lower Borough Walls. The centre is dedicated to promoting the performing arts, the arts in general, and arts-based community events.
Bath City Facts
Bath and North East Somerset (commonly referred to as B&NES) is a unitary authority created in April 1996, following the abolition of the County of Avon.
Bath and North East Somerset occupies an area of 220 square miles (570 square km), two-thirds of which is green belt.
The City of Bath is the principal settlement in the district, but B&NES also covers Keynsham, Midsomer Norton, Radstock and the Chew Valley.
B&NES has a population of 170,000, about half of whom live in Bath, making it 12 times more densely populated than the rest of the district.
The Royal Bath & West Showground was founded in 1777 by the Royal Bath & West of England Society - a Somerset based registered charity that aims to encourage agriculture, the arts and commerce. The Society owns the Royal Bath & West Showground, a 240 acre site near Shepton Mallet, which is home to a series of world class shows and events in Somerset throughout the year.
The biggest event in the calendar is The Royal Bath and West Show held end of May. It's probably the biggest agricutural show in England and a great day out for Cotswold visitors. Located 24 miles south of the city of Bath.
Nearest Steam Railways
Avon Valley Steam Railway is 6 miles from Bath.
Brecon Mountain Narrow Guage Steam Railway is 68 miles from Bath.
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