Guided City to Garden Walk at Bath’s Prior Park

For any of those visiting Bath to enjoy a relaxing city break whilst exploring all the city has to offer and seek out the many local historical attractions, a trip to Bath’s Prior Park is a must on your holiday itinerary.

On July 7 and July 24, a 10 am start sees some specially designed guided walks for visitors, offering a scenic stroll from the meeting point at Bath Abbey in the city centre and on up to Prior Park Landscape Garden. The Prior Park guided tour offers a great way to see Bath and enjoy the tranquilly of this beautiful area. Continue reading

RS Owners Event at Castle Combe Circuit, near Bath

If you happen to be an avid motorsport fan and enjoy the excitement of watching nostalgic motoring events, you might like to add the forthcoming RS Owners day event at the Castle Combe race circuit to your itinerary when visiting Bath.

The Ford RS Owners day will be taking place on July 7, featuring around 100 visiting car clubs and a myriad of classic and modern Ford RS models in celebration of this classic racing marque. There will be a variety of track action taking place, from both enthusiasts who have modified their own cars and top motorsport professionals who will be testing their cars on the track. Continue reading

Victoria Art Gallery: Sculpture and Sport: a Celebration for 2012

If you are planning a trip to Bath during July and are looking for some of the best events and attractions around the city to visit while staying at one of the luxury hotels in Bath, why not add a trip to the Victoria Art Gallery to your itinerary?

Between July 15 and September 9 the gallery will be hosting a special exhibition called Sculpture and Sport: a Celebration for 2012. This public art event has been created to celebrate both sport in general and Bath’s links to the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Continue reading

An Evening with Herschel and Classical Music

Sir William Hershel was a German-born British composer and astronomer who went on to write 24 symphonies and is famed for discovering the planet Uranus and its moons, plus the two moons of Saturn.

Hershel is just one of the many famous former residents of the spa city of Bath and has a museum dedicated to his life and work there. July 7 will see a special evening dedicated to his love of music and astronomy with a concert performed by the Brighton Chamber Ensemble and oboe soloist Mark Andrew. Continue reading

Love Food Festival at Dyrham Park, near Bath

July 1 sees the return of the Love Food festival to the beautiful Dyrham House near Bath, and what better location for a fantastic food event? This occasion will give those attending the chance to combine a visit to one of the area’s most beautiful country properties with a stay in one of the local Bath hotels and to enjoy a wealth of carefully prepared, mouth-watering cuisine.

Visitors will be able to explore Dyrham Park, which is a spectacular late 17th-century mansion house and deer park, set in over 270 acres of beautiful countryside.

Food lovers and visitors alike will also be able to enjoy a wide variety of the delicacies that will be on offer. These will include fine local cheeses and fruit and vegetables, along with a wide array of local meat produce, such as smoked duck, chicken, pheasant, pancetta, dry-cured bacon, cooked hams, venison, beef, rose veal and handmade pies, plus a selection of honey, chocolates and handmade cakes.

The festival offers free admission to visitors; for more information, contact Lorna on: 07815 308 488.

Make sure you book your stay at one of the luxury hotels in Bath soon to secure your accommodation for this special event.

Explore the Ancient Roman Baths by Torchlight

The Somerset city of Bath is a UNESCO World Heritage site brimming with famous landmarks and unique features located throughout its cityscape. If you plan to stay in one of the local luxury Bath hotels in the area, you will most likely want to visit the most famous of all of those landmarks, the ancient Roman Baths in the city centre.

This summer there will be a chance for visitors to enjoy this attraction’s well preserved features during the evening. The Roman Baths offer a unique opportunity to experience some 2000-year-old architecture, whilst walking along pavements as night falls and the building is lit by torchlight.

Visitors can explore the ancient Roman Baths by torchlight from July 1 – August 31, with the last admission being at 9pm. General admission is £8.00 – £12.50, with family and season tickets also available. For more information, contact the Roman Baths on: 01225 477785.

So if you plan to enjoy a Bath city break, be sure to book your stay with the Bailbrook Lodge for a luxury Bath bed and breakfast, which is situated within easy reach of all the city’s local attractions.

Bath Americana Festival at the American Museum

The American day of independence is being celebrated at the Bath’s American Museum, together with various venues to make up the Bath Americana Festival. If you plan to visit the spa city and stay in one of the hotels in Bath, it’s sure to offer a real American festive and musical treat.

Taking place from July 4 – 8, The Bath Americana Festival is one of the South West’s favourite festivals of American folk music, focusing on Appalachian and bluegrass music. This year the festival features a wide array of supremely regarded artists from the American folk scene and offers a number of performances and educational workshops.

This year’s celebrations kick off at the beautiful Claverton Manor with a fun day of music from bands like, Sharps & Flats (bluegrass boy band), Buffalo Gals (distinctive blend of old-time mountain tunes and foot-stomping rhythms) and Appalachia (playing American roots inspired music).

Admission is completely free and visitors can enjoy local food and fun in the great outdoors of rural Claverton Down, there will be a BBQ and soft-drinks on offer to buy or you can bring you own picnic! For more information contact American Museum at Claverton Manor on: 01225 460503 or visit their website.

To enjoy the Americana Festival book into one of the Bath hotels, like the beautiful Bailbrook Lodge offering luxury accommodation in a wonderful Georgian period property with a relaxing atmosphere.

Father’s Day at Dyrham Park, near Bath

Sunday June 17, Fathers Day, is a date marked on many Dads’ calendars, so what have you got in store? Maybe you are planning a trip to the beautiful spa city of Bath for a weekend break whilst staying at one of the local hotels in Bath? If so, how about a wonderful day spent at the wonderful National Trust house and grounds at Dyrham Park, just 8 miles from Bath.

Dyrham Park is a spectacular late 17th-century mansion house, grounds, garden and deer park, set in over 270 acres of beautiful countryside. Inside, visitors have a chance to experience a unique and well kept 17th-century historical property, with lavish collections which reflect the fashion for Dutch paintings and furniture of the time. Later you can see influences from the additions of 18th-century furniture by Gillow and Linnell.

This year’s Father’s Day celebrations at Dyrham Park offer a barbeque and beer tent in the garden, plus a car display of historical Morgan cars all of which will be taking place between 10am – 5pm.

For more information contact Dyrham Park on: 0117 937 1330 or visit the National Trust website.

If you plan to visit Bath and want to include this special Father’s Day event be sure to book into one of the luxury Georgian period Bath hotels nearby.

2012 Keynsham Music Festival, near Bath

If you enjoy outdoor summer music festivals, then you might just like to get along to the 2012 Keynsham Music Festival on the 1st of July. This year’s event is bigger and better than before and offers a week long build up with various live performances, before the penultimate festival day on Sunday July 1.

The music festival at Keynsham is just 8 miles from the city of Bath which is accessible by both public transport or by road. This year’s festival has four music stages, featuring various genres of music from around the world including, folk, pop, rock, classical and choral to electronic, jazz, brass, orchestral and world music.

Onsite will also be interesting stalls with traders selling their wares, including arts and crafts, as well as food vendors selling their locally sourced food. All in all it is sure to be a fantastic outdoor event, which celebrates live music.

For more information contact Keynsham Music Festival Association on: 0117 986 8683 or visit their website.

If you plan to visit Bath during July and want to enjoy the Keynsham Music Festival Association, be sure to book one of the luxury hotels in Bath soon. Why not book your stay with the Bailbrook Lodge for one of the luxurious Bath hotels? Then you will be well placed for all the local attractions.

Classic & Sports Cars Action Day at Castle Combe near Bath

The Classic & Sports Cars Action Day is a special one-off event taking place at the Castle Combe race circuit near the spa city of Bath on June 30. If you enjoy the thrills and excitement from watching motorsport or you would like to browse around some amazing classic cars, this could be just the event for you.

The theme for the Castle Combe Classic & Sports Cars Action Day event is the 50th anniversary of the Ford Cortina and the MGB sports car. Visitors and spectators can watch the track event and walk around the static car show, while enjoying some rare and fantastic classic cars and a whole host of displays and traders attending the event.

The race circuit at Castle Combe is less than 15 miles from the spa city of Bath, so make sure you secure one of the local luxury hotels in Bath, so you can be sure you are well within easy reach of the motoring event.

The event commences at 9.00AM on Saturday, ticket prices ranging from £10.00 for adults, and free-entry for under 16s. For more information on this great motoring event call 01249 782417 / 782929 or visit the Castle Combe Circuit website.

So enjoy this classic car event by booking into one of the luxury Georgian period Bath hotels and maybe extend your stay in Bath to enjoy all local attractions in this beautiful Somerset city.