Details on Bath? Construction & Kids

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Aug 5th, 2008, 03:48 PM
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Details on Bath? Construction & Kids

I'm contemplating a trip to Bath from London in October, but I've heard there is major construction underway that might impact our decision. Anybody know the latest and how much of a nuisance it would be? Also, we're bringing our 4 year old daughter, and we've found that a nice swim is the ultimate cure for jetlag -- but it looks like those wonderful baths at Bath (or at least the Thermae Spa) don't allow children. Are there any places in Bath that do? Thanks.
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Aug 6th, 2008, 01:29 AM
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Hi Kenman - I live near Bath and I can tell you the construction work need not affect your visit. The places of tourist interest - the Roman Baths, cathedral and city centre - are completely unaffected.

The construction work - a big new shopping precinct - is at the bottom end of town near the railway station.

Just make sure you book a hotel away from that area.

There is an indoor public swimming 3 mins walk from the centre - just across the river

Hope this helps ...

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Aug 6th, 2008, 01:38 AM
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Steve, do you mean that at last they have knocked down that awful precinct. Thank god for that!
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Aug 6th, 2008, 01:45 AM
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Hi Ribeira - Yes - and not before time!

Just hope the new one is an improvement ...

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Aug 6th, 2008, 02:22 AM
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I was last week in Bath and can confirm that there is nothing to see of construction.

We stayed at the Macdonald's Bath Spa hotel which has a breathtaking ensemble of thermal indoor and outdoor pools. Kids will love it.

We paid 164 pounds for a large double room including continental breakfast. There would be enough space for an extra bed in room.

www.macdonaldhotels.co.uk/bathspa/

Here is my review:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserR...t_England.html
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