Living in Bath

Location, Location, Location

Bath is a small but thriving and vibrant city in the south west of England, just under two hours by train from London. It offers the pleasure of beautiful, heritage architecture nestled in landscaped surroundings.

The city boasts a diverse range of museums, galleries, green spaces and leisure attractions. It has a year round programme of festivals and events involving theatre, music, literature and sport.

The College is located just one mile from the centre of Bath and is set within extensive grounds overlooking the National Trust Landscape Gardens. These 18th century Gardens feature a Palladian Bridge - one of only four of this design in the world - and were once part of the Prior Park Estate, owned by Ralph Allen.

A five minute walk across the site leads to the Skyline Walk which offers a six mile round route taking in beautiful countryside and views -meadows, woodlands, an Iron Age hill fort, Roman settlements and 18th century follies.

Bath is the only entire city in Britain to have been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The city is rich in Roman and Georgian architecture, with important examples such as the Royal Crescent, the Circus, Bath Abbey and Pulteney Bridge. The Roman Baths is one of Europe's finest ancient monuments, and the new Thermae Bath Spa, with its rooftop pool, revives this 2,000 year old tradition.

Prior Park students are indeed fortunate to live and learn in such an extraordinary location, with such inspirational surroundings and world class attractions at their disposal.