The Georgian architecture of Bath borrows its style from classical architecture of Greece and Rome. It took shape at the beginning of the eighteenth century and developed through the reign of four kings, all by the name of George. Consequently the style of architecture is eponymous for all four kings.
The city boasts ancient bath houses from Roman times coupled with flattering Georgian style town houses. To the north part of the city, Bath displays some of the most venerable terraces in Britain.
At street level Bath has a pleasant feel, flowing with day trippers and coach parties of international tourists. At times the city is bursting at the seams with people. Unlike Oxford or congested parts of London however there is an unhurried feel which emanates from the obvious presence of the countryside around.