Tourism in Bath, Past and Present
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This month we're celebrating tourism in Bath - discovering what has drawn people to live in or visit Bath since neolithic times.
Paul Simons is the man who brought Thermae Baths to the city and is now Chair of the Trustees of the Cleveland Pools Project. In addition he is also the Secretary General of the Great Spa Towns of Europe! This is a world heritage site covering 7 countries and 11 internationally famous spa towns. He tells us about this and how Bath Spa has been re-invented 5 times in its history.
Kirsten Elliott, historian and Mayor Guide Emeritus, takes me on a walk around Georgian Bath to find out what the Georgians might expect when visiting. And we discover what they did when they weren’t bathing...
The Bath Christmas markets are in full flow, drawing thousands of visitors to the city and enchanting their senses with the beauty of the lights, sounds and the smells.
Kathryn Davis, Director of Tourism at Visit West, brings us right up to date and tells us about what they’re doing now to attract visitors.
Bath City Jubilee Waits
"Cathedral Bells" by InspectorJ (www.jshaw.co.uk) of Freesound.org
Produced by Pommy Harmar