Advice to Bath visitors: Get out of town April 16, 1999 Share 1 -- BATH, England -- Whether clients are visiting Bath to conduct business or for leisure purposes, they should consider spending at least a day discovering the surrounding countryside. After all, Bath is the centerpiece of a rich tapestry woven with rolling green hills, medieval villages, stately homes and gardens, castle ruins and wandering rivers.In order to encourage visitors to explore the area, Wiltshire & Bath Tourism created a guide called the Magical Ring. The 24-page booklet takes visitors on a driving route through some of the area's major attractions and lesser-known places of interest and provides a brief history of each site.The route is slated to take a full day; however, it can be altered for half-day or two-day tours, depending on time allotted.Some of the highlights of the ring are:Farleigh Hungerford Castle. Here, visitors can explore the ruins of a 14th century castle, including the well-preserved chapel, which houses paintings and a crypt.Bradford-on-Avon. Lying in a valley of the River Avon, this 14th century town of stone houses, which sits next to Kennet & Avon Canal, is a good place to shop for crafts or stop for a cup of tea or coffee.Castle Combe. This quintessential English village retains its 15th century appearance and is an ideal setting for a quiet stroll. It was the setting for the filming of the original "Dr. Doolittle."Copies of the guide as well as other area publications and videos are available through the Bath and North East Somerset Council, (011) 44-122 547-7719; fax (011) 44-122 547-7221. -- C.S.