The Roman Baths
The picturesque town of Bath is named after its ancient Roman baths. Together with the Grand Pump Room, it's a unique historical treasure. Originally a Celtic shrine to the goddess Sulis, geothermal energy heated the Roman baths which are cleaned by limestone aquifers.
Brunel's Great Britain
This award-winning museum-ship was the longest passenger ship in the world from 1845-54. Designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, it was also the first ship to combine an iron body with a screw propeller. She was also the first iron steamer to cross the Atlantic, a journey that took 14 days. Discover her story here.
Not the reptile, but the most South-Westerly corner of the UK. The Lizard is known for its rugged geology, coastline teeming with granite-girded fishing villages, and luscious seafood. Plumes of smoke rise cosily from thatched cottages and Cornish pubs that resound with traditional folk music. Dig into the best clotted cream and new potatoes in the land.
Watch ballet, Shakespeare and concerts as the sun sets and the waves wash in beneath you at this magical theatre, carved right into the cliffs. Modelled on the amphitheatre, there's not a theatrical experience like the Minack. It seems to melt into the horizon, a fourth wall without compare.
Of all Britain's ecclesiastical buildings, Salisbury is one of the oldest and most impressive. Founded in 1092, it has seen the Hundred Years War, Reformation and Restoration periods. An example of late Gothic architectural style, its skeletal structure houses chapels consecrated to the Virgin Mary and the saints, as well as serene cloisters. Its choir and musical calendar are among the country's most prestigious.