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Think you know Bath? New Visit Bath ‘blockbuster’ shows the city’s alternative side

10th September 2018

Bath is visited by tens of thousands of tourists every year, but it isn’t only for the Georgian architecture or the city’s historic associations – from the ancient Romans to the more recent Jane Austen connection. The city has so much more to offer, including many things that may surprise you.

A brand-new video by Visit Bath has lifted the lid on what Bath residents have known all along, that Bath is a vibrant, modern and energetic city, not only one that is rooted in the past. The Bath promotional video is a fantastic, fun way to showcase this side of the city, and the creative Visit Bath team have even roped in some famous names to help out.

Spot those celebrities!

A surprising number of celebrities come from Bath, most notably some of the country’s best sporting stars. The ‘Think You Know Bath?’ video is star-studded with local famous faces, including Bath and England rugby union stars Jonathan Joseph and Freddie Burns who you’ll spot enjoying afternoon tea in full rugby kit in The Gainsborough Bath Spa at the end of the film.

Other sporting stars who make an appearance include Olympic skeleton gold medal-winning athlete and Bath resident Amy Williams, who’s enjoying a hot air balloon ride above the city, Paralympic swimmer Kate Grey and gold medal-winning swimmer and TV presenter Sharron Davies. Eagle-eyed viewers will also spot modern pentathlete Samantha Murray, who studied like so many of the city’s sporting stars at The University of Bath and its famous world-class sporting facilities.

Other famous faces who are proud to celebrate the city in the Bath blockbuster video are comedian Jarred Christmas, baking champion Richard Bertinet, TV chef Martin Blunos and footballer Luke Moore.

Reimagining Bath’s landmarks

One of the best things about the new Visit Bath promo video is the fresh look it takes on some of the city’s most recognisable landmarks.

Playing on traditional perceptions of Bath as a place of historical and architectural interest, the film uses landmarks such as Bath Abbey – one of the most visited and famous places in the city – to show a new, alternative side to Bath. For example, did you ever imagine you’d see a DJ set taking place at the very top of the centuries-old Bath Abbey? Or how about a rugby star kicking a ball over the top of the majestic Royal Crescent (caught by swimming star Sharron Davies, no less)?

Other landmarks and visitor favourites showcased in the Think You Know Bath? film include the Jane Austen Centre, Roman Baths and Fashion Museum Bath, as well as Prior Park, Thermae Bath Spa and SouthGate shopping centre.

Want your own ‘Think You Know Bath?’ experience?

To celebrate the launch of the video, Visit Bath have an exciting competition with some amazing prizes on offer. You can win a full Bath experience, from afternoon tea at the Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa to a Thermae Bath Spa session and free entry to museums, rugby matches and other attractions around the city.  

Head to the Visit Bath website to find out more about how the video and to enter the competition.

Whether you win or not, make sure you book a sumptuous self-catering Bath apartment with us to complement your visit to this wonderful city. There are Bath Holiday Rentals properties all over the city centre, so you’re only a few minutes away from all that Bath has to offer.