Bath Farmers’ Market at Green Park Station

For those who enjoy real seasonal country produce, which is fresh and grown or produced locally, the Bath Farmers’ Market would be the perfect place to visit. And, if you are staying in one of the local Bath hotels on your holiday or weekend break, you might like to take something home with you.

The Bath Farmers’ Market takes place at Green Park Station in the city centre; it offers an undercover, all-weather shopping experience at a beautiful Victorian train station. Most of the traders featured at the Bath Farmers’ Market are situated within a 40 mile radius of the city, with all the local produce being sold by the local producers.

A typical range of products which are usually available include seasonal organic and non-organic vegetables and meats like veal, beef, pork, lamb, salt marsh lamb, chicken, venison, game, fish and seafood. You will also be able to choose from a wide array of award-winning local cheeses, pates, savoury pies, cakes, honey, chutneys, marmalades, jams, sauces, mayonnaise, oils, dips and handmade chocolates. There will also be a range of plants, herbs and flowers for sale.

Admission to the weekly Farmers’ Market is completely free and the opening hours are 8.30am – 1pm. For further information call: 01761 490624.

To enjoy this and other special seasonal events in the spa city, be sure to book your stay soon in one of the quiet and relaxing hotels in Bath like Bailbrook Lodge and experience the sights of this cultural city.

The Global Food Revolution Day Event in Bath

This year on May 19th thousands of people are joining together for the Global Food Revolution Day. The event is being organised and launched by the Jamie Oliver Foundation across 45 countries around the world.

Anyone who wants to participate, including individuals at home, schools, businesses, restaurants and food lovers, are encouraged to stage an event to join in with the initiative. All of the events on Food Revolution Day involve participants hoping to highlight the huge benefits of better quality food.

One Food Revolution Day location which has already been announced is Jamie’s Italian at Milsom Place in Bath, which is going to be running a hog roast and serving homemade lemonade to visitors from 11am until 3pm on May 19. This is a charity event and monies which have been raised from sales will be donated.

For more details about this event in Bath, contact Jamie’s Italian on 07500 858968. Or, if you would like to get involved yourself and find out more information about what’s happening elsewhere, visit the Food Revolution Day website at www.foodrevolutionday.com.

Be sure to book with one of the luxury hotels in Bath soon to secure your accommodation in this beautiful and historic city. There is a wide variety of Bath hotels situated within easy reach of the centre and this event, plus all of the other local attractions.

70th Anniversary Exhibitions of the Bath Blitz

The city of Bath was hugely affected during World War II, being subjected to the onslaught of attacks which became known as the Bath Blitz in 1942; an event which saw a large number of properties destroyed and lives lost..

With this year marking the 70th anniversary, many of the prominent museums and galleries around the city are holding as series of special exhibitions, remembering those who fell and to show how the city of Bath got back on its feet. If you would like to visit some of these exhibitions and learn more about wartime Bath, here are some of the participating places taking part.

The American Museum in Britain at Claverton Manor is showing their Claverton Manor during World War II exhibition. The exhibition is currently open to the public, scheduled to close on 28th October, for details call their information line on 01225 460503.

Building of Bath Collection is showing its Repairing War Torn Bath exhibition, exploring the work that had to be undertaken to save and repair the 19,000 buildings damaged during the event. This exhibition is also open and is available to view until 23 July. For details and information call 01225 333895 or visit the Bath Preservation Trust website.

So, if you looking to discover more about this spa city’s historical past when you visit the beautiful city, be sure to book with one of the local Bath hotels soon for a luxury Bath bed and breakfast, so you can the city’s rich cultural heritage and attractions.

Vivaldi’s L’Olimpiade: Opening Night Gala Opera for the International Music Festival

What better way to enjoy the opening festive evening for the Bath International Music Festival in this Olympic year with the city staging the UK premiere of Vivaldi’s magical & often rarely performed opera, L’Olimpiade.

This spa city will see a plethora of international opera singers, who will be accompanied by the 19-strong Baroque ensemble and the award-winning company ‘La Serenissima’ who are the world’s foremost experts in Vivaldi, which is sure to make this an evening to remember.

This fun-filled, high energy opera brings an evening to tell the story of the Olympic champion Megacle & his love for Princess Aristea. This is a fast-moving production, which will be staged in the beautiful Bath Abbey and offers an epic opera full of wit, mistaken identity and show-stopping arias.

The evening will open with a free spectacle for onlookers of a traditional Baroque Carnival outside the Abbey at 6.30pm, followed by the Wells Cathedral School natural trumpet ensemble playing music by Girolano Fantini, Cesare Bendinelli and Claudio Monteverdi.

The Vivaldi’s L’Olimpiade: Opening Night Gala Opera will take place on 30 May; for more information, call the Bath Box Office on: 01225 463362

Be sure to book with one of the hotels in Bath soon for a luxury Bath bed and breakfast, so you can enjoy one of the annual music festival highlights in the city but also much of Bath’s rich cultural heritage.

Beckford’s Tower & Museum in Bath

Bath has a whole host of different things to see and do all year round, with many of its historical attractions and buildings open to the public throughout a large duration of the year. If you are staying in one of the beautiful Georgian period Bath hotels for your accommodation, you will be able to appreciate this spa city’s heritage.

A special building which should feature on your itinerary and has recently opened after it was extensively and painstakingly restored to its former glory is the Beckford’s Tower and Museum located just off the north side of the city centre and offers visitors truly magnificent panoramic views across the city of Bath and the surrounding countryside.

Beckford’s Tower and Museum is a 120 foot unique neo-classical tower and was originally built by the wealthy historical Bath resident William Beckford in 1827. At the time William Beckford was one of England’s most accomplished and intriguing characters and he used the building as study retreat.

Today it is now open to the public and visitors can look around the tower and museum, which houses a collection of Beckford’s personal items and artefacts to illustrate his life and interests.

Beckford’s Tower Museum is open during weekends from 10.30 – 17.00, and admission ranges from £2.00 – £8.00, for more information, contact: 01225 422212 / 460705.

Make sure you book a well placed luxury Bath bed and breakfast within easy reach of the city’s attractions like Beckford’s Tower Museum and the city centre.

Bath VA: Vintage & Antiques Market at Green Park Station

Anyone who enjoys frequenting antique shops and fairs and is visiting the historical spa city of Bath around the end of May for a well earned city break is sure to relish the forthcoming Bath Vintage & Antiques Market on Sunday May 27.

The Bath Vintage & Antiques Market (or Bath VA) takes place at the city centre’s Green Park Station. The venue is a lovely former Victorian railway station which offers a weatherproof area for the many antique and collectables traders that will be displaying their wares for sale and for visitors to browse.

This market offers a great day out for vintage, antique and art lovers, as well as going some way to helping the revival of Bath’s reputation as a centre for antiques and collectables. On display will be a wide array of antiques, art, furniture, decorative accessories, upholstery, curiosities, ceramics, crafts, militaria, books and collectables, which are all set up on display under the 130-year-old vaulted iron and glass roof.

Admission to the Bath Vintage & Antiques Market is completely free for visitors and the opening hours are 9.30am – 4.30pm. For further details and information call: 07723 611249.

If you are currently looking for Bath Hotels for your accommodation in the spa city, why not stay at a luxury Bath bed and breakfast like Bailbrook Lodge? This is ideally situated for the Bath VA Market and offers easy access to all of Bath’s attractions.

Castle Combe Steam Rally in Bath

If you enjoy countryside events, festivals and an interest in historical vehicles, then you may well be interested in attending the Castle Combe Steam Rally, being held at the Castle Combe Circuit on 19 and 20 May.

The Castle Combe Steam Rally offers a great day out for all the family, which will give children a chance to see these fantastic historical vehicles up close. On arriving at the event’s car park, you will start your Castle Combe Steam rally experience by being transported to the event area by way of a tractor and trailer ride.

On arriving at the event area, you and your family will be able to enjoy a range of activities and witness a variety of displays and exhibitions which include a wide selection of magnificent steam engines, agricultural machinery, military vehicles, vintage cars, motorcycles, commercial vehicles and miniature steam models.

Admission is £6.00 for adults and free entry for under 14’s. For more information on this great countryside event call: 01249 782417 or visit the Castle Combe website – www.castlecombecircuit.co.uk

If you are looking to enjoy a weekend stay in Bath and you are planning to include this unique event in your itinerary how about staying in a luxury Bath bed and breakfast, only 15 miles from the racing at Castle Combe venue? It is an ideal choice for any of those attending the event looking specifically for hotels in Bath.

A Night at the Museums in Bath

As Bath is recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, it only follows that the spa town has a fantastic selection of museums that any city would be proud of. Bath’s museums feature a wide variety of subject matter and sources of interest, which are sure to engage with anyone.

During the month of May, many of the city’s best museums will be holding a range of unique evening events, taking place at various museum locations throughout the city from May 18 – 20.

The following museums will be participating in the events: the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, the Bath Postal Museum, the Museum of East Asian Art, the Museum of Bath at Work, No. 1 Royal Crescent, and the Roman Baths, whilst the Building of Bath Collection will be hosting a 1940s night.

Many of these special evening exhibitions and events are free, although some have an entry fee as they offer additional entertainment. These are part of the national events organised by Culture24. For more details and information either contact any of the individual museums directly or call 01225 477757

So, if you are planning a visit to the spa city during these events and are looking for Bath hotels, why not stay at the Bailbrook Lodge for a luxury Bath bed and breakfast? This offers the ideal location for all of the city’s attractions.

Bath Abbey: A Joyful Jubilee with Bath Choral Society

May 12 sees a very special event taking place at Bath Abbey, with a performance in celebration of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee entitled A Joyful Jubilee. This special concert is a celebration of English music for brass and voices.

The concert sees the highly renowned Bath Choral Society offer an engaging, high-quality performance which will be enhanced by the glorious surroundings and acoustics of the Abbey, all making for a packed musical programme fit for a Queen.

The concert programme will include new and old favourites from composers like Wesley, Bob Chilcott and Handel. As you would expect, you will also be able to enjoy music from the coronation itself, such as Walton’s Crown Imperial and the Taverner Hymn for the Sovereign. Plus, there will be audience participation with Vaughan Williams’ Old Hundredth and Jonathan Dove’s Open to me the Gates.

Ticket prices range from £8 – £20. To book or for more information, call the Bath Box Office on: 01225 463362

So, if you are visiting the city during May and looking for hotels in Bath, why not book your stay with Bailbrook Lodge for a luxury Bath bed and breakfast? You will find that it is within easy reach of the city centre and its many local attractions.

Bath Abbey: A Joyful Jubilee with Bath Choral Society

May 12 sees a very special event taking place at Bath Abbey, with a performance in celebration of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee entitled A Joyful Jubilee. This special concert is a celebration of English music for brass and voices.

The concert sees the highly renowned Bath Choral Society offer an engaging, high-quality performance which will be enhanced by the glorious surroundings and acoustics of the Abbey, all making for a packed musical programme fit for a Queen.

The concert programme will include new and old favourites from composers like Wesley, Bob Chilcott and Handel. As you would expect, you will also be able to enjoy music from the coronation itself, such as Walton’s Crown Imperial and the Taverner Hymn for the Sovereign. Plus, there will be audience participation with Vaughan Williams’ Old Hundredth and Jonathan Dove’s Open to me the Gates.

Ticket prices range from £8 – £20. To book or for more information, call the Bath Box Office on: 01225 463362

So, if you are visiting the city during May and looking for hotels in Bath, why not book your stay with Bailbrook Lodge for a luxury Bath bed and breakfast? You will find that it is within easy reach of the city centre and its many local attractions.