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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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Pulteney Bridge and many more Bath attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Bath trip itinerary planner.
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  • Alongside the Royal Crescent and the Circus, this is a must on any sightseeing tour of Bath. The little shops are very quirky and individual and the view of the bridge and weir is much photographed.  more »
  • Nice bridge and good if your a movie fan as the bridge was filmed in les mis so great for a wander And a spot of lunch after. We visited during November so the Christmas market was on so very festive.  more »
  • What a truly unique bridge, in a beautiful setting. We loved the architecture of the structure. Bath has so much to offer, and is so easy to get around. It is definitely worth the visit.  more »
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  • Great view! Across the Avon in Bath, England. This was built in late 1700s, and is unique in that it has shops/houses on both sides along the full length of the bridge. Constructed using the local sandstone, it has been rebuilt after flood damage in the 1800s
  • It's a beautiful bridge.Loved walking across it.The views are simply amazing. River Avon can be seen in all it's splendour.There are nice parks too around .One is a beautiful park but it's paid.
  • Nice looking old bridge, if you in bath worth a look don’t see bridges like this every day. Also worth a walk along river to, great photo opportunities.
  • Beautiful and unique. We were lucky enough to see the bridge from our hotel. More interesting view from the river.
  • A beautiful historical bridge with excellent shopping facilities and cafes, these all come together to enhance the atmosphere of this important part of the Bath's stunningly beautiful city.
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