City of Wells

The historic City of Wells is a medieval city with its history going back to Roman times when there was a settlement, probably because of the springs that bubble up here. Wells gets its name from these springs which can today be found in the gardens of the Bishop’s Palace.

Wells is the smallest city in England with about 12,000 inhabitants. It can call itself a city because of the famous 13th century Cathedral.

Wells, England

Staying in a Castle

Thornbury Castle Hotel – Built in the 1500s, Thornbury Castle has housed kings, queens and dukes over the centuries. Today, its surroundings are a little more peaceful: nestled in the leafy landscape of South Gloucestershire, England, it offers a luxurious step back in time from the hustle and bustle of modern life.

Staying in a Castle

Thornbury Castle Hotel Courtyard

Roman Baths

The history of Bath, England is intrinsically linked with the natural hot springs that the city is founded upon. In 43 AD Britain was invaded by the Romans and by 75 AD they had built a religious spa complex on the site, which later developed into a bathing and socializing center called Aquae Sulis, ‘the waters of Sulis’.

The baths are routinely drained and cleaned to prevent too much build-up, but even after a good cleaning the algae forms rapidly, giving the bath water its characteristic green hue.

Roman Baths in Bath

Roman Baths by the Cathedral