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City Sightseeing Bath Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
"With great views from the top of the bus strategically placed stops and an interesting commentary this truly is the best way to see the sights of Bath.On this City Sightseeing tour you can hop-on and off as many times as you like aboard the open-top double-decker bus. There are 15 stops and the entire route takes approximately 45 minutes. The bus departs every 10 - 30 minutes from each stop. Tickets are valid for 24 hours from firs The Royal Crescent The Circus Great Pulteney Street and Pulteney Bridge
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Windsor Castle and Bath from London""Stonehenge Windsor Castle and Bath Day Trip from London""Following a courtesy hotel pickup in the morning (selected hotels only) depart from London and travel out of the city in your air-conditioned coach toward the majestic Windsor Castle. Home of the British Royal Family for 900 years Windsor is the world's largest and oldest occupied castle and widely considered one of England’s finest. Explore the lavishly-decorated State Apartments and St George's Chapel with your guide and hear of the castle’s fascinating history and heritage. a collection of stones dragged to this lonely plain near Salisbury 5
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Including Pub Lunch in Medieval Village of Lacock ""Stonehenge Windsor Castle Bath and Medieval Village of Lacock Including Traditional Pub Lunch""Start with a pickup from your London hotel
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Pulteney Bridge

Pulteney Bridge was built in 1773 by Robert Adam and was named after Frances Pulteney, an heiress in the 18th Century of the Bathwick estate. The listed bridge was built with a new town vision in mind as Bath (Bathwick) then was just a rural village. The bridge has shops and cafes on both side and only one of a few bridges in the world to have these across. Robert Adam no doubt would have got design ideas from visiting Italy especially Venice on a Grand Tour. Following editions to the bridge over the centuries it became a national monument in 1936 and was originally restored in 1951 for the Festival of Britain.

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spidermiss
Jul 04, 2012

PULTENEY BRIDGE

Pulteney Bridge, is regarded as one of the world's most beautiful bridges.

It is one of only four in the world lined by shops on both sides.
It was built for William Pulteney, whose wife had inherited rural Bathwick across the river from Bath. The bridge is named in her honour.

We viewed it from Parade Gardens park by the crescent weir. A really good view from here of a beautiful bridge!

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balhannah
Dec 28, 2013

Pulteney Bridge

Inspired by the famous bridge in Florence known as the Ponte Vecchio, this bridge was designed by Robert Adam. Like John Wood, he was heavily influenced by the Palladian school of architecture. It was built for William Pulteney, whose wife had inherited rural Bathwick (across the river). Completed in 1773, it took a while to attract tenants. But today, it has a number of thriving businesses. It's one of only four bridges in the world lined with shops on both sides.

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Tom_Fields
Jul 02, 2006

Pulteney Bridge

This is my favourite Bath scene - the river Avon cascading down and framed by steep banks, then with the lovely bridge in the back. On top of that, the bridge has shops on it, making it a bit of an English Florence. Marvellous.

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Sjalen
Feb 27, 2006
 
 
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Pulteney Bridge

First time in my life that I see a bridge with little narrow shops on it...Pultney Bridge is a one-of-a-kind in the UK--a bridge lined on both sides with permanent buildings, now filled with narrow shops of various kinds. Beautiful--especially at night.

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mvtouring
Jan 06, 2005

Pulteney Bridge

This is one of those classic bridges lined with shops that everyone takes a picture of and is probably the most photographed single item in Bath. Sort of like the bridges in Venice or Florence.
I opted for a couple of different angles.
The first is from the upstream side.

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iandsmith
Nov 03, 2004

Pulteney Bridge

There is always a crowd on Pulteney Bridge. The river Avon flows by and there are unusual water features to be seen. There are steps leading down below the bridge where there is a café and some shops, as well as the supports of the bridge itself.

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uglyscot
Mar 18, 2014

Pulteney Bridge

This is a very neat bridge, lined with shops. When crossing over I never would have realized it was a bridge if our guide had not told us. It looks like a normal street, except you can see the river through the shop windows.

nathan_j
Apr 10, 2005
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Pulteney Bridge

One of only two bridges in Europe to support shops (the other is the Ponte Vecchio in Florence), the majestic Pulteney Bridge crosses the river Avon uniting east and west Bath. The bridge was completed in 1770. Sir William Pulteney commissioned architect Robert Adam to provide a fitting approach to the Pulteney estate.

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paradisedreamer
Jul 24, 2003

Inspired by Florence's Ponte Vecchio

One of the famous Attractions in Bath Besides the Roman Baths and Bath Abbey is the famous Pulteney Bridge, which crosses the Avon River and was inspired by the famous Ponte Vecchio Bridge in Florence Italy. It was made in 1774 and connects the City of Bath with Bathwick of which the bridge features commercial shops within it, like the ponte vecchio and the bridge is still used today for buses and cars going to and from Bath to Bathwick. The Pulteney Bridge is about 45 meters in length and 18 meters wide and is one of the four bridges in the world to have shops across its full span on both sides. It was designe by famed architect in those times, Robert Adam.

Bath is located about 182 kilometers west of london (about a 2 1/2 hour drive) in Somerset, South West England. Among the attractions in Bath Besides the Popular Roman Baths and Bath Abbey are the Royal Crescent, The Circus, Jane Austen Center, the Pulteney Bridge (a replica of the famous Bridge Ponte Vecchio of Florence Italy), Queen's Square and a lot more.

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machomikemd
Aug 25, 2015

Pulteney Bridge & Ponte Vecchio Photo Comparison

This will be my pictures of the scenic Ponte Vecchio Bridge in Florence Italy, which was the Inspiration of the Pulteney Bridge so you can see the similarities and differences of both bridges.

One of the famous Attractions in Bath Besides the Roman Baths and Bath Abbey is the famous Pulteney Bridge, which crosses the Avon River and was inspired by the famous Ponte Vecchio Bridge in Florence Italy. It was made in 1774 and connects the City of Bath with Bathwick of which the bridge features commercial shops within it, like the ponte vecchio and the bridge is still used today for buses and cars going to and from Bath to Bathwick. The Pulteney Bridge is about 45 meters in length and 18 meters wide and is one of the four bridges in the world to have shops across its full span on both sides. It was designe by famed architect in those times, Robert Adam.

Bath is located about 182 kilometers west of london (about a 2 1/2 hour drive) in Somerset, South West England. Among the attractions in Bath Besides the Popular Roman Baths and Bath Abbey are the Royal Crescent, The Circus, Jane Austen Center, the Pulteney Bridge (a replica of the famous Bridge Ponte Vecchio of Florence Italy), Queen's Square and a lot more.

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machomikemd
Aug 25, 2015

Pulteney Bridge

Pulteney Bridge is one of the most beautiful buildings in Bath. It croses river Avon and it is one of only four bridges lined with shops in the world.

The view of the bridge at night is magical.

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mardaska
Sep 03, 2004

Things to Do Near Pulteney Bridge

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Royal Crescent

30 Georgian style houses lay out The Royal Crescent. Designed by the John Wood the Younger, an architect, and built between 1767 and 1774. The listed exterior hardly has changed as it was when it was...
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River Avon

If you have at least two days or more to explore the City of Bath and not in a hurry, You can go on an Avon River Boat Tour and or Cruise of which You can take the Narrow Boats in the downstream of...
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Queens Square

Designed by John Wood, the Elder, during the Georgian times in the 18th Century. Wood lived in one of the square's houses with its Palladian architecture. The square's obelisk was erected by Beau Nash...
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Circus

Bath was a kind of experiment: In the 18th century, Ralph Allen, a rich businessman, bought the sandstone quarries of Claverton and Combe Down near Bath. Together with John Wood sr., he fulfilled his...
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Bath Abbey

Bath Abbey may look like a cathedral, but it isn't. A cathedral is the principal church of a diocese, and for whatever reason Bath Abbey wasn't important enough to become that. Instead Wells' majestic...
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Great Chalfield Manor

The parish church which adjoins the Great Chalfield Manor is at least a century older than the manor house. It is definitely worth taking the time to visit for its connections with Thomas Tropnell,...
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