Bath is a must-visit for anyone interested in Georgian life and, at the Museum of Bath
Architecture, you can learn more about how classical design in !uenced the look of the spa city (museumo" bath architecture.org.uk). Adam was originally tasked with designing the Georgian estate of Bathwick – across the Avon from the old city – and his plans drawn up in 1780 survive. Although his grand designs for Bathwick never took shape – the job went to the architect Thomas Baldwin – Adam was responsible for what is possibly the city’s most romantic landmark – Pulteney Bridge. Built in 1770, it was inspired by the great bridges of Rome and Venice and is one of the few in the world to feature shops entirely across its span. As with many of Adam’s works, the Grade I-listed edi #ce has been modi #ed since its completion, so to fully behold his original vision, be sure to get a good glimpse of the southern external side.