Bath as a location
Bath is a small but thriving and vibrant city in the south west of England. It is easily accessible via major road and rail networks and is 1 hour 30 minutes by direct train from London Paddington Station. Bristol International Airport is 20 miles away and London Heathrow is 100 miles (2 hour drive). It is a popular city for families looking to relocate out of London and for those who commute.
Bath was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1987. 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.
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.
Prior Park 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 school 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. There is plenty to see and explore beyond the city too, with attractions such as Stonehenge and Longleat Safari Park close by.
Prior Park College is indeed situated in an enviable position, where students benefit from both city and countryside locations.