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Short Breaks in Bath

Bath is the only UNESCO World Heritage city in the United Kingdom and in addition is ever-present in TripAdvisor’s list of the World’s top spa destinations to visit, with the Thermae Spa receiving wonderful reviews and praise for its facilities and the natural mineral waters which have flowed through the city since the Roman’s laid the foundations in 60AD. Bath’s many other attractions, including the Roman Baths and Pump Room, museums, gardens, wonderful theatre coupled with sporting activities and excellent shopping makes it the perfect location for an enjoyable short break.

Bailbrook Lodge, on the fringe of the city, is an ideal Guest House to stay in as a base to enable you to appreciate the splendour of the City of Bath but at the same time enjoy the tranquillity of its peaceful location. We are the B&B choice of those in need of memorable short breaks in Bath. Our 15 individually decorated rooms, including 5 with four poster beds (uniquely the only hotel in Bath with this number) offer "more than a room”. You will find in your room quality toiletries, soft, luxurious feather and down duvets, together with complimentary cafetière coffee and quality teas, biscuits and mineral water. An outstanding breakfast is offered which includes a glass of champagne and which has been recognised for its quality with an AA Breakfast Award, to add to our AA 4 star gold rating. Car parking is free.

Bath has been welcoming visitors for over 2,000 years. Enjoy a short break at Bailbrook Lodge and experience its delights for yourself. Whether you are after a relaxing, or a livelier break, Bath has something for everyone.


Explore the elegant and historic streets where you can discover the plethora of museums and galleries. Visit the "Lantern of the West”, Bath Abbey, delve deep into the past at The Roman Baths, gaze in wonder at the Georgian splendour of the Royal Crescent, or enjoy contemporary exhibitions at The Victoria Art Gallery. You’ll be walking in the footsteps of the great and good, from Kings and courtiers, to artists and astronomers. See where Jane Austen danced, where Thomas Gainsborough painted, and where Mary Berry baked.




For those of you who want to shop until you drop, then you need to head to the Southgate Shopping area, Kingsmead Square, as well as Milsom and Walcot streets, where you’ll find both big brand names as well as fantastic independent boutiques. Bath also has the Guildhall Market to explore, plus at weekends a Saturday Farmer Market and on alternate Sundays Artisan, and a Vintage and Antique Market located at Green Park Station, where you can find trinkets and treasures galore.


If you’re seeking peace and tranquillity then head to one of the many parks and gardens of the city, listen to the bands during the summer in the Parade Gardens while overlooking beautiful Pultney Bridge and Weir. Stroll along the riverside, take a cruise along the Avon, pamper yourself at the world famous Thermae Bath Spa, or simply sit back and relax in one of the many cafes and restaurants.


Bath is home to many world renowned annual festivals. Whatever your interests there will be something to entice. From festivals for children, comedy, film and food, to literature, music, Fashion and Christmas, the city comes alive pretty much all year round.

By the evening the entertainment doesn’t stop. The many restaurants of the city serve food from all over the world, from Moroccan to Mediterranean, plus you can choose to enjoy a drink in anything from a funky cocktail bar, traditional pub or lively wine cellar.

For theatre lovers there is always a great programme at the Theatre Royal, or maybe catch a comedy show at Komedia, enjoy folk music at The Bell, or chill to some Jazz at the Chapel Arts Centre. For those who wish to dance all night then there is a wealth of clubs in the city to cater to all tastes, from the renowned Moles nightclub to the quirky Common Room.

So, immerse yourself in our beautiful and historic city, perfect for that short break you’ve been seeking. Bath has it all.

Midweek Breaks at Special Prices

Midweek breaks at Bailbrook Lodge are exceptionally great value and are available from Sunday to Thursday.

Please see the seasonal promotion which is always highlighted on our Home Page and the great deals available under the Special Offers Page.

You will also find that weekdays in Bath are much more pleasant in general for getting around and visiting the attractions, some of which are priced at a lower rate compared to weekends.

Also you can extend your short break to three days and we will only charge you for two.

For Relaxation and Romance

Whether you’re looking for a perfect environment to rest your mind and/or body, or spend a romantic time with your partner, Bailbrook Lodge has everything available to ensure that you do return home relaxed and if it is romance you have been seeking that you will have found a romantic environment with us. Our Romantic Break package will ensure that this will be the case.

Relaxing short breaks in Bath

What people say about our Short Breaks ....

"Relaxing City break”

What a lovely place....from the moment we arrived, we were given a warm welcome from Terance who showed us round the hotel. We had a twin room on the ground floor, it had everything that you would need, fresh towels daily. The breakfast was lovely, you could choose anything from the buffet, plus there were plenty of cooked choices too. Although the hotel is near the main road, it was very peaceful and quiet. It is right on the number 13 bus route which takes you into Bath. We booked the Thermae spa though the hotel, which I can thoroughly recommend. Truly relaxing morning. I would also recommend the city bus tour, which takes you around Bath and provides you with a lot of history of the city. Would definitely return to this hotel.

TripAdvisor – July 2015

"Lovely city break.”

Pleasant stay for 3 nights last week. Welcoming staff, clean rooms and lovely gardens. Champagne even on offer at breakfast. A short walk down the lane for a regular bus service to Bath. Key fob to room also had discount card for places in Bath. Coffee and tea supplies were plentiful in the room, including Horlicks and hot chocolate. You even get a chocolate on your pillow.

TripAdvisor – July 2015

Bath ... England’s only World Heritage City