Bath Spa station was built in 1840 for the Great Western Railway by Brunel. It is in an asymmetrical Tudor style with curving gables, and lies on the north bank of the Avon, with the line swerving elegantly across from the southern bank to the station and then back again. A convenient characteristic for passengers is that ramps lead up to both platforms, permitting the disabled or those with luggage to have ready access from the platforms to cars or taxis. There is also a footbridge, formerly tolled, leading directly from the station across the Avon and allowing direct access to the village of Widcombe.
Bath Academy provides further education and is situated in Queen Square, Bath. The College offers traditional A level courses as well as (UFP) University Foundation Programs. All the courses are accredited by the British Accreditation Council. The College offers a wide range of subjects for A Level courses such as Business and Social Sciences, Mathematics and Science, and Humanities and Languages. The Academy has an independent Sixth Form Centre totally dedicated to providing courses at GCSE and A Level subjects.
At City of Bath College we have vast facilities and resources on hand just to ensure that our students achieve their potential. For full-time students there is a well-established personal tutor system, part-time students will be supported by their lecturers in these aspects. Tutoring is able to draw on the help of a counselling service that is free and confidential for all students. Student Services has particular knowledge of financial support that can be used by students. The College has a Prayer Room for use by students and staff of any faith. We also have links with organisations in Bath that represent a range of faiths and cultures and we can provide students with information about these on request.
The University of Bath is a public university, established in 1966. This University is located in Bath, England. The University operates out of two main campuses: Claverton Down and Oakfield. More than 13,000 students are currently enrolled at the University. The major academic strengths are in the fields of Physical Sciences, Mathematics, Engineering and Technology. The other subjects offered are Business & Management, Architecture & Civil Engineering, Economics, Computer Science, Electronics & Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics & Operational research, Education, Molecular Biosciences, Bioscience, Physics, Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation, Sports & Tourism, and Social Policy & Administration.
Farleigh Hungerford Castle Somerset Sir Thomas Hungerford acquired and fortified Farleigh manor in 1370 and,over time, it became Farleigh Hungerford Castle. Of the original castle, the two south towers, parts of the curtain wall, the outer gatehouse, the 14th-century chapel and the crypt remain. Following major conservation works, the chapel is now open containing a unique wall painting of St George on foot, slaying the dragon.
Visit the heart of the World Heritage Site. Around Britain's only hot spring, the Romans built a magnificent temple and bathing complex that still flows with natural hot water. See the water's source and walk where Romans walked on the ancient stone pavements. The extensive ruins and treasures from the spring are beautifully preserved and presented using the best of modern interpretation. Roman baths were part of the day-to-day life in Ancient Rome. Bath in Somerset, contains one of the best examples of a Roman bath complex in Europe. There are two good examples at Pompeii.
Bed and breakfast guests enjoy traditional English breakfasts cooked using fresh ingredients supplied, wherever possible, by local producers. Many of these farmers and growers trade also at Bath’s Farmers’ Market, which was co-founded by Robert Barnard-Weston, proprietor of Bloomfield House. Non-local goods such as coffee are fair-traded and/or organic vegetarian options are always available. Vegan options upon request.
Being a world-famous tourist destination, Bath offers a huge range of restaurants of every kind - and they are all within a few minutes’ taxi-ride from the guest house.
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