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Like Rome, Bath is built on seven hills and it spreads out over 11 square miles or so.
However, despite its size, the main attractions in Bath are all fairly central and are pretty much within walking distance of each other.
Perhaps the best place to head for if you want to explore Bath is the Abbey, for this is one of the most obvious landmarks in the city. Next to the Abbey you will find the Pump Room and one of the most famous attractions of all, the Roman Baths Museum.
Also close to the Abbey, just to the north, is the Guildhall and the Victoria Art Gallery, and the famous covered bridge, Pulteney Bridge.
The streets to the west and north of the Abbey comprise Bath's main shopping district. A tangled mass of winding alleyways, these are a delight to explore, and are a real shopaholic's paradise.
As you head up the hill northwards, it is worth heading for Queen Square - one of Bath's main squares. From Queen Square, if you head up hill along Gay Street you will reach The Circus, a stunning example of Georgian architecture and one of the most famous parts of Bath.
And to the west of The Circus is Royal Victoria Park and perhaps the most famous street in the whole of the city - Royal Crescent.
All of these attractions are within reasonable distance, so you should be able to walk between them. It is also worth noting that it is notoriously difficult to park in Bath so if you are travelling by car it is best to park at one of the city's Park and Ride car parks and then catch a bus into town. If you don't fancy walking, there are plenty of tour buses available - these are also a good way to get an overview of Bath to help you get your bearings around the city.
The Royal Photographic Society's main headquarters is located on Milsom Street in central Bath.
The building is home to, among other things, an excellent museum tracing the history and development of photography from the early 19th century right to the present day. As well as the permanent displays, there are also numerous temporary exhibitions held here throughout the year, many of which receive excellent reviews. The museum opens daily from 9.30am to 5.30pm. Admission costs around £2.50 for adults.
This wonderful little museum is located in Broad Street, just to the north of the Victoria Art Gallery. The location of the museum is appropriate for this building has played a central role in the development of modern postal systems all around the world - for it was from this building that the Penny Black, the first postage stamp in the world, was sent in 1840.
The collection traces the history of the British postal system since that monumental date, right up to the present day.
As you would expect a large part of the collection is comprised of old and rare stamps, however the exhibitions also include things such as old postcards and greetings cards.
The Bath Postal Museum is open daily from April to October but times vary according to day so do check in advance.
Situated right next door to the Roman Baths in the Abbey Courtyard is Bath's famous Pump Room. Built in the 1790s, these rooms were at the very centre of Georgian high society. Today they are well preserved and they are an excellent example of 18th century elegance and formality. Today the Pump Room is home to a small cafeteria where you can drink morning coffee or afternoon tea overlooking the remains of the Roman Great Bath.
And as if that wasn't enough, for added atmosphere there is usually music provided by the Pump Room Trio as well