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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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  • It's quite pretty, but set your expectations as it's not the most exciting thing in the world. Nice view of the river and weir though. 
    It's quite pretty, but set your expectations as it's not the most exciting thing in the world. Nice view of the river and weir though.  more »
  • crossed here a couple of times during our visit , some great views for further down river of both the bridge and the weir. 
    crossed here a couple of times during our visit , some great views for further down river of both the bridge and the weir.  more »
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  • It's a real functional bridge with shops.
  • Must visit place in Bath Spa

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