The University of Bath is a public university, established in 1966. This University is located in Bath, England. The University operates out of two main campuses: Claverton Down and Oakfield. More than 13,000 students are currently enrolled at the University. The major academic strengths are in the fields of Physical Sciences, Mathematics, Engineering and Technology. The other subjects offered are Business & Management, Architecture & Civil Engineering, Economics, Computer Science, Electronics & Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics & Operational research, Education, Molecular Biosciences, Bioscience, Physics, Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation, Sports & Tourism, and Social Policy & Administration.
Visit the heart of the World Heritage Site. Around Britain's only hot spring, the Romans built a magnificent temple and bathing complex that still flows with natural hot water. See the water's source and walk where Romans walked on the ancient stone pavements. The extensive ruins and treasures from the spring are beautifully preserved and presented using the best of modern interpretation. Roman baths were part of the day-to-day life in Ancient Rome. Bath in Somerset, contains one of the best examples of a Roman bath complex in Europe. There are two good examples at Pompeii.
Castle Combe Circuit has been contributing to the world of motorsport in the UK for over 55 years, over this period we have developed and expanded our race circuit to meet the highest of standards. Circuit activities here at Castle Combe Circuit include Race Car Meetings, Motorcycle Race Meetings, both Motorbike and Car Track Days, and Driving Experiences, where you can feel the thrill of driving our race cars around a race circuit. Imagine the thrill of driving a single seater racing car around a real race circuit following in the tyre tracks of Hill, Coulthard, Mansell, Moss and Irvine? Castle Combe Circuit has been offering award winning driving experiences in Wiltshire for over 20 years.
Farleigh Hungerford Castle Somerset Sir Thomas Hungerford acquired and fortified Farleigh manor in 1370 and,over time, it became Farleigh Hungerford Castle. Of the original castle, the two south towers, parts of the curtain wall, the outer gatehouse, the 14th-century chapel and the crypt remain. Following major conservation works, the chapel is now open containing a unique wall painting of St George on foot, slaying the dragon.
Bath Spa station was built in 1840 for the Great Western Railway by Brunel. It is in an asymmetrical Tudor style with curving gables, and lies on the north bank of the Avon, with the line swerving elegantly across from the southern bank to the station and then back again. A convenient characteristic for passengers is that ramps lead up to both platforms, permitting the disabled or those with luggage to have ready access from the platforms to cars or taxis. There is also a footbridge, formerly tolled, leading directly from the station across the Avon and allowing direct access to the village of Widcombe.
The Players Club is a new 18 hole championship course situated just one mile from junction 18 of the M4. Open in May 2002, one of the striking features is its maturity with woodland, lakes, trees and gorse coming into play. At over 7,600 yards, it's the longest course in the United Kingdom but from the front markers dips below 6,000 yards. Six sets of tees will ensure that whatever your handicap, you will enjoy your round. Put this on your 'must play' list as one notable golf writer said, "well, this is about as good as it gets".
Wiltshire College was formed in 2000 and, following the merger with Salisbury College in January 2008, is now the main provider of further and higher education in Wiltshire. The College conducts courses from the pre-entry to the degree level, offering Higher Education, responsive Further Education and effective Business, Professional and Skills-based education. Currently over 3,300 full-time students and 6,000 part-time students are enrolled at the College. Courses are offered in the fields of administration, art and design, agriculture, beauty therapy, biology, business, catering, chemistry, childcare, computing, construction, English, engineering and motor vehicle, etc.
Avebury & Stonehenge: exemplary of the historic sites dotted across Wiltshire, the stone circles of Avebury in the north and Stonehenge in the south are two ancient attractions that are definitely worth visiting.
Stonehenge, the better know of the two, is a few miles outside Salisbury and roughly forty-five minute´s drive from Norbin Farm. Avebury is less well-know but much grander (large enough to contain a village!), and closer at about thirty minute´s drive away. Avebury stone circle is the centre of a wider landscape of prehistoric monuments including West Kennet long barrow and the impressive man-made Silbury hill. Allow a full day to explore the area.
Steeped in history from the Roman era right up to the present day, the beautiful Georgian city of Bath is a day out in itself. In the city centre, the roman baths, pump rooms, Thermae Spa, and the abbey are all close to each other; allow a day and take time to explore the roman baths museum before moving on to the abbey and finishing off with some shopping!
Bath is a small city with a compact city centre (packed with interesting little shops), so it´s easy for sightseers to walk between most of the city´s major attractions. But if you´d like to take in the sights at a more leisurely pace, there are several open-top bus tours which will guide you around the city. Boat trips along the river Avon are also available.
Corsham has the picturesque stone buildings and quiet main street that you´d expect from a Cotswold market town — it´s a great place to shop or pick up provisions for a trip further afield.
To the east of the the town, the house and gardens of Corsham Court are also well worth a visit, although we recommend you check the Corsham Court website for opening hours before visiting.
Bradford-on-Avon is an attractive town with buildings dating back to the 1600´s, including a saxon church and tithe barn. The Kennet and Avon canal runs through the town on its way from Devizes to Bath — narrow boats and cycles are available to hire for trips along the canal.
We suggest allowing half a day to visit either Corsham or Bradford-on-Avon.
Lacock: timeless and untouched, Lacock village stands at the gates of Lacock abbey, which was founded in 1232. The village is famous as a location for films such as Pride and Prejudice and Harry Potter. Delicious cream teas are also available!
Generally regarded as "the prettiest village in England", Castle Combe is situated in a deep, wooded valley — peaceful, secluded, and utterly charming. Village pubs serve food, and there are lovely country walks to be taken through the surrounding woods and farmland.