Seeing the Sights of Bath on Two Wheels

A lot of the people who visit the city of Bath every year often come to enjoy a relaxing stay in the city with one of the many Bath Spa breaks that are on offer. Apart from Bath’s famous naturally occurring Spa waters and beautiful Georgian architecture, the city of Bath has so much to offer, even on two wheels.

For a recreational activity, combined with a little exercise, and a great way to get around the city, why not hire a bicycle from one of the many bike shops or cycle hire companies, making it easy to navigate around Bath on two wheels to see all the sights.

The Bath & North East Somerset Council has made large investments and improvements to the existing cycle paths around the city, plus making it safer and easier for cyclists in Bath – meaning now you can take a leisurely ride around the city for sightseeing, or if you feel a little more energetic, take a ride along the Bristol & Bath Railway Path alongside the canal and stop at one of the many pubs along the way for refreshments.  

Bailbrook Lodge B&B always welcomes cyclists who are travelling in & around the city or the surrounding area of Bath, offering accommodation in a luxury bed and breakfast, which includes secure overnight storage provided for bicycles.

 

Royal Photographic Society: Innocence of Childhood Exhibition

Throughout the month of October, the new exhibition “Innocence of Childhood” opens at the Royal Photographic Society at Fenton House in the Spa city of Bath.

 

The Innocence of Childhood is an exhibition by the highly acclaimed photographer John Chillingworth Hon. FRPS. The display is a collection of work taken from his large historical portfolio. It is largely made up of pictures of children from the 1950s & ‘60s, picturing daily life in that era. This exhibition is just a small fraction of John’s lifetime of work in photography.

John Chillingworth has often been described as one of the “makers of photographic history”. He was a member of the ‘star’ team of photographic journalists in the 1950’s, whose images told stories for the influential British picture magazine, the “Picture Post”.

 

So, if you are planning a trip to Bath shortly and would like to see this exhibition or alternatively you would like to take one of the many relaxing Bath Spa breaks in the city, then why not stay with us in our luxurious Georgian period house and enjoy the perfect bed and breakfast in relaxed surroundings.


 

Bath Spa Breaks and the Thermae Bath Spa

The city of Bath is renowned worldwide as a special Spa break destination. So it’s no wonder that so many people enjoy many of the Bath Spa breaks that are on offer to visitors looking for a relaxing break.

 

It’s well known that the therapeutic waters were enjoyed by the locals before the Romans arrived in ancient Britain. The Romans were so taken by these naturally occurring heated underground waters, they wanted to capture them and in turn construct the purpose built Roman Baths which still stand today and are open for visits by the public.

In contrast, next to the old Roman Baths today, is the modern looking and styled “Thermae Bath Spa”; it is a combination of the historical spa and a contemporary building. The Thermae Bath Spa offers visitors a tranquil and therapeutic Spa experience and if you venture up onto the rooftop pool you can see beautiful panoramic views of the city and much of its Georgian architecture.

 


The 2011 Bath Beer Festival

The spa city of Bath always has a diverse range of festivals, events and exhibitions all year round, October the 14th and 15th sees the return of the annual “Bath Beer Festival” which is being held at the Bath Pavilion.

 

Bath Beer Festival is an event organised by the Somerset brewing company, who is showcasing a range of around “80 Real Ales” and nearly “30 Traditional Ciders”, which are readily available for visitors to try. The festival also has a mixed line up of live music in-store for everyone attending to enjoy.

 

This event takes place over three sessions, Friday, Saturday daytime and Saturday evening. Tickets are available for each event and the festival is strictly for over 18’s only. So check online for further details and to purchase advance tickets.

 

For many other cultural festivals and annual events, Bath has so much to offer. If you are looking for a relaxing Bath bed and breakfast, why not come and stay at our luxurious Georgian period property, which is within easy reach of all Bath’s attractions.


 

Jamie Cullum & Autumn at the Abbey in Bath

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It would seem that October is set to be a very musical month. For the first time the High Sheriff of Somerset’s Concert called “Autumn at the Abbey” takes place in the city of Bath. The concert is organised by local charities as a fund raising event, which takes place on Saturday the 8th of October at 7.30pm and tickets are £15.

 

 

The “über cool” Jazz singer-songwriter “Jamie Cullum” will be headlining and performing at the Bath Abbey concert. The “Silver Ring Choir” of Bath will also be performing alongside Jamie for a special mix of Jazz and choir music.

 

 

This is the second time this year Jamie Cullum has played with the Silver Ring Choir. This is set to be a very special musical evening, with all the funds going towards worthy charities.

 

 

So if you are heading to Bath for this concert or a similar event and you are looking for Bath accommodation with a relaxing atmosphere, then come and stay in a Georgian period property for a luxurious bed and breakfast.

Cooler Jazz and Blues Festival in Bath

If you enjoy Jazz and Blues music, then you will probably be in your element with the “Cooler Jazz and Blues Festival” in the spa city of Bath. The festival runs from the 7th to the 16th of October.

The city of Bath in North Somerset is well known for its eclectic mix of culture, music and the Arts which regularly take place throughout the year. The annual Cooler Jazz and Blues Festival is a 10 day event which is in celebration of the music and artists from the world of Jazz and Blues.    

This year’s line-up is a mix of some of the top Jazz and Blues artists, with some newcomers thrown into the mix. The festival climax’s with a completely free all day musical extravaganza at Green Park Station in the 16th of October.

If you are visiting Bath during this time and you are looking for accommodation or you plan to enjoy one of the many Bath Spa breaks, then come & stay at a luxurious Georgian period property, with a relaxing atmosphere.


Bath Artists’ Studios and the Open Studio Weekend

This coming weekend on the 25th & 26th of September sees a special annual event taking place at the “Bath Artists Studios” which is situated in the Old Malthouse in Bath. This is an opportunity for budding artists of all ages or anyone keen on developing a skill by way of “Taster Sessions” & artistic orientated workshops that interest them.

 

The Bath Artists Studios is made up of nearly 50 studios and around 60 artists, so the building is buzzing with experimentation and creativity. The gallery exhibition takes “work in progress” as its theme, exploring, through sketchbooks, drawings and other processes how artists plan and develop their ideas and concepts.

 

Anyone attending the Bath Artists Studios event this year will be able to try one of the following taster sessions; print making taster sessions, children’s rafts drop in workshop, A to Z of letter carving, a Mosaic taster session, a pottery wheel “throwing” demonstration and sampler session.

 

If you plan to visit this event and other exhibitions and events in Bath, why not stay at in luxurious Georgian period for Bath accommodationwith a relaxingatmosphere.


 

Poetry of Shakespeare’s Seasons in Bath

Anyone interested in or who enjoys poetry will be in for a treat, as the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution have a programme of readings from Shakespeare’s plays and poetry entitled “Shakespeare’s Seasons”, which illustrate the bard’s views on the seasons of man’s life.

The event takes place on the 28th of September at 7.30pm and is organised by Evelyn Bates and being held at the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution at their premises in Queen square, Bath. The institution is charity based and often offers a various selection of programmes of discussions, talks and exhibitions on science, the arts and current affairs and houses an extensive collection of books, fossils and historical artifacts.

This particular poetry event is open to visitors and there is a £4 entry fee for non-members, contact the BRLSI for more information.

So if you are looking for bed and breakfast Bath and you would like to experience this and other cultural events in and around spa city of Bath, why not stay at a luxurious Georgian period property, with a relaxingatmosphere.


The Stratum Photographic Exhibition in Bath

The forthcoming “Stratum Photographic Exhibition” at the Walcot Chapel in Bath is well worth a visit, where a group of gifted up and coming photographers make their professional debut. The photographers featured are; Ryan Tabor, Michael Langford and Susie Whitaker, who have all recently graduated from University in Falmouth.

This photographic exhibition covers many themes that are explored in their work; these encompass the subtle changes that take place in internal spaces; the female experience; beauty in the male figure; the human impact on landscapes.

The exhibition name Stratum was used because the photographer’s objective was to explore deeper levels of meaning in their subjects, by delving beneath the superficial image displayed. Visitors can see the exhibition between 20th to the 25th of September at the Walcot Chapel and the admission is completely free.

So for this exhibition and many other free events like it, why not visit Bath and stay at a luxurious Georgian period Bath accommodation with a relaxingatmosphere and within easy reach of all Bath’s attractions.


Nick Cudworth’s Landscapes Exhibition in Bath

For art lovers there is a special exhibition of works by local artist Nick Cudworth. Although Nick is based in Spa city of Bath, his works have been exhibited internationally to wide critical acclaim.

The exhibition is called “Bath in Repose” and showcases many of Nick Cudworth’s landscapes, featuring oil paintings and limited edition prints of his depiction of images of Bath in early morning before it fills with the busy daily routines of residents and visitors. Nicks’ exhibition was inspired by walks taken as dawn broke over the city and these paintings reflect his experience and the sights he has encountered at this time of the day.

It’s worth noting that this exhibition has completely free entry for visitors daily from now until the end of September, which is being held at the Nick Cudworth Gallery, 5 London Street, in central Bath. So for this and other free exhibitions and events, why not visit Bath and stay at a luxurious Georgian period with a relaxing atmosphere and maybe enjoy one of the Bath Spa breaks.