Baths boost local property prices, figures suggest
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.