A Day Well Spent: Bath
LIKE YORK, Bath can only be sampled in a day. It is, however, England’s other “must-see” heritage city. Just an hour by train from London Paddington, Bath can be done as a day visit, or better, a two-night excursion from the city. Jane Austen meets the Romans at this ancient hot springs on the River Avon. The Roman resort spa and 18th-century playground pairs wonderfully well with a road trip north into the Cotswolds, or as a closing leg on a rail trip through Wessex.