To make sure you cross Pulteney Bridge daily during your stay – and you honestly won't get tired of doing so – you might want to consider to staying in Bathwick. This neighborhood, just on the other side of the River Avon to much of the rest of the City Centre, is still very much central; after all, Bath is not that big a city. But it's relatively compact size does mean it tends to feel a bit busy at times, and so Bathwick and the area just to its north provide the luxury of both a central location and a somewhat less hurried place to stay. You'll see more of that fine, pale gold Georgian architecture along Great Pulteney Street, which runs on from Pulteney Bridge, and around Sydney Place and Laura Place. The art collection at the Holburne Museum is one of the country's finest, too, with some particularly striking examples of works by the 18th-century painter, Thomas Gainsborough. There are some great, mid-range hotels in Bathwick, too, that deliver both on luxury and location.