Multi-day tours, designed to complement your academics and enhance your cultural immersion, are included in all of CIEE’s Open Campus Block programs!
SPRING BLOCK I - BATH
The city of Bath, which has been a World Heritage site since 1987, is located in the county of Somerset, in South West England. It is well known for its Roman built baths and 18th- century Georgian architecture. Bath was founded by the Romans in the 1st century AD. The Romans used the natural hot springs as public Baths. During the Middle Ages, the city became important for the wool industry, but it wasn’t until the 18th century under the reigns of Kings George I, II and III that it really emerged as an elegant spa city and became known for literature and art. The city became fashionable and the population grew. Jane Austen lived in Bath in the early 19th century. Further building was undertaken in the 19th century and following the Bath Blitz in World War II.
The Roman remains, especially the Temple of Sulis Minerva and the baths complex, are amongst the most famous and important Roman remains north of the Alps. Our study tour will include a visit to the Roman Baths complex which is still located in the heart of the city. Bath is also well known for its architecture and this you will be able to see during the tour of the city and throughout our stay. Honey-coloured Bath stone has been used extensively in the town’s architecture, including at Bath Abbey, the Royal Crescent, Circus, Pump Room and Assembly Rooms. Significant individuals who are associated with the design and layout of city include John Wood Senior and Richard ‘Beau’ Nash.
FREE TIME SUGGESTIONS
Visti the historic Pulteney Bridge built in 1774 with notable architecture & rows of stores lining each side, or explore museum throughout Bath including the Holburne Musuem, the Victoria Art Gallery, and the Jane Austen Centre.