Bath Chronicle

Baths boost lo­cal prop­erty prices, fig­ures sug­gest

- Urbanism · Somerset · United Kingdom · Bath · Glastonbury · Stonehenge · Harare · Stonehenge · Wiltshire

Liv­ing close to some ma­jor Som­er­set land­marks could have se­ri­ous ben­e­fits for the price of your house.

Fig­ures, as­sem­bled by Homedit, used prop­erty search site Zoopla to find the av­er­age house prices close to UK land­marks and in the wider ar­eas to see which tourist hotspots have the big­gest ef­fect on nearby prop­er­ties.

The re­search states that the Ro­man Baths, inset, are the UK land­mark that prompted the third-big­gest in­crease in house prices.

The Baths could see prices nearby boosted by al­most 44 per cent on the av­er­age house price in the wider city. The re­search sug­gests the av­er­age house price near the Baths is £623,698.40, while the av­er­age for the wider Bath area is al­most £200,000 lower, at £433,045.

An­other Som­er­set land­mark also landed in the top five, with Glas­ton­bury Tor rais­ing the prices of nearby houses by 37 per cent.

House prices in the wider area come at an av­er­age of £301,728, but those sur­round­ing the Som­er­set beauty spot came in at £412,853.

Stone­henge, mean­while, was found to cause a sig­nif­i­cant de­cline in house prices, with prop­er­ties around the Wiltshire mon­u­ment 37 per cent cheaper on av­er­age, at £225,812.50, than those in the wider Sal­is­bury area which av­er­aged out at £359,026.

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