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Pulteney Bridge, Bath

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No ordinary stop on your tour of the region, Pulteney Bridge is one of only four bridges in the entire world designed to be lined by shops on both sides. The bridge was built in 1773 for William Pulteney, whose wife had inherited property on the other side of the Avon River, directly across from the city of Bath. Pulteney was something of a visionary, recognizing in the simple village settlement across the water a great potential for becoming a prosperous city suburb. Pulteney hired noted Scottish architect Robert Adam, who based this elegant structure on the bridges he saw and admired in Italy. Stroll across the river at dusk, and photograph the grand old bridge as the sun sets over the landscape. Put Pulteney Bridge and other Bath attractions into our Bath tourist route planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • This bridge drew its inspiration from the Ponte Vecchio in Florence. Built of stone and containing shops on both sides. An Italian touch is added by the Venetian shop which sells wonderful carnival ma...  more »
  • This is a lovely bridge and great to look at from the high vantage point which also looks down the river. It's also pleasant to walk over and look in the little shops, including a coffee shop. It is a...  more »
  • If you are in Bath visiting Pulteney Bridge is a must although if you drive across it you could be forgiven for missing it! This ancient bridge has shops and cafes occupying the buildings on the bridg...  more »
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  • The ladies here truly saved our day. We had purchased our button holes elsewhere and traveled to Bath for our wedding. Unfortunately the men's button holes clashed colour-wise. There followed a mad dash around Bath which included purchasing a colouring pen from an arts and craft shop!! We arrived in Pulteney Bridge Flowers just before they closed. They produced some beautiful button holes in time for the ceremony the following morning. Thank you for your excellent service.
  • Best flower shop I've encountered in many years. Quality.
  • As a Wedding Planner I regularly work with Viv and her staff from Pulteney Bridge Flowers - I highly recommend them, top quality and nothing is too much trouble as they care about what they do.
  • We took a stroll along Grand Parade, across the Bridge, then the few steps down into the park.A nice stroll alongside the river with nice views of Pultney Bridge, Bath Abbey etc, then across North Parade and a loop back to where we strarted, well worth 30 minutes on a beautiful Spring day.
  • Lovely view.