Bath preparing for Paralympic Lantern Arrival

Bath preparing for Paralympic Lantern ArrivalExcitement is still buzzing in Bath for London 2012, and anyone staying in a b and b in Bath on 25th August will be able to see some fantastic entertainment along with some of Bath’s most inspirational people.

The Paralympic lantern will be heading through Bath on the 25th, leading a special Rio Carnival procession to the Recreation Ground for 3.30pm. The carnival procession will draw upon all the colour and magnificence of a Brazilian carnival, and several workshops held earlier in the month will be producing the stunning handmade costumes. Continue reading

Bath is World’s Best Health Tourism Destination

Bath is World’s Best Health Tourism DestinationThose currently enjoying spa breaks in Bath will be very happy to hear that they are receiving some of the best treatment available; Bath has received a top award as the best health tourism destination in the world.

Bath Tourism Plus picked up the award at the yearly 50+ Awards Gala Reception earlier this month, beating the likes of Spain and Cyprus to the number one spot. The 50+ Awards Gala celebrate and award the best that life has to offer for people who are over 50, and the winners are chosen after an internet nomination followed by public votes.  Continue reading

Rugby Summer Holiday Raceday in Bath

Rugby Summer Holiday Raceday in BathThis August sees the return of Bath Rugby Summer Holiday Raceday, a highly anticipated event for those living in the local area and people staying in a bed and breakfast in Bath.

The sporting event will be held on Thursday 23rd August at Bath Racecourse, a stunning location for a horse race as spectators enjoy all the excitement of a race in the beautiful countryside whilst overlooking the picturesque city of Bath.

The day will feature 6 races; the first race will be held at 1.50pm and the last at 5.35pm, promising exhilarating fun that will leave spectators on the edges of their seats. There will also be several rugby events going on, including a skills session for under 16s.

Premier tickets are £20, and Grandstand and Paddock tickets are £15. These can be booked on the Bath Racecourse website and horse racing fans can receive discounts by booking their tickets in advance. Booking a B and b in Bath early along with your tickets is another good idea to guarantee a stress free day at the races.

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Bath Abbey to receive a Facelift

Bath Abbey to receive a FaceliftBath is a city renowned for its stunning architecture and Bath Abbey is one of these beautiful buildings frequently visited by people enjoying Bath bed and breakfast stays. The Abbey will soon receive even more attention as plans have recently been submitted to develop the Abbey to the needs of the 21st century.

Plans have been received by the council for an £18 million project to strengthen and improve the medieval features of the church, including the creation of 2,000 sq ft of extra floor space at vault level and a subtle upgrade to the Georgian terrace of Kingston Buildings.

The scheme has been designed by architects following people’s feedback, which called for choir school facilities, learning spaces and communal meeting areas. An eco-friendly heating system is also being installed that will utilise the natural hot spring’s of the city, which are world famous for being the reason behind popular spa breaks in Bath.

These improvements to Bath Abbey are set to bring the building up to date whilst retaining its medieval features, good news for the residents of Bath and for future visitors to the splendid city.

 

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18th Century Tour and Tea at Prior Park

Century Tour and Tea at Prior ParkFor those staying in a bed and breakfast in Bath there are plenty of fantastic cultural experiences to get stuck into. Prior Park is one of the city’s most beautiful areas and, on 19th August, there is going to be an exclusive house and garden tour in honour of Ralph Allen, the man who created Prior Park.

The 18th century landscape gardens are home to the beautiful Palladian bridge and a majestic mansion, both of which will be explored on the tour which is on at 10am-12.30pm and 2pm-4pm. Ralph Allen will also be making an ‘appearance’ along the tour to tell people about his life when he lived there 250 years ago.

After the tour visitors are invited to enjoy 18th century tea and biscuits in the picturesque gardens, a fitting end to a day that takes people back in time to the prosperity of the Victorian upper-class.

This event makes for a wonderful summer day out, so book your accommodation at a B and B in Bath soon to take advantage of this event and others like these in the Bath area.

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Enjoy the Castle Combe Cycling Festival

Enjoy the Castle Combe Cycling Festival

Enjoy the Castle Combe Cycling Festival

For people who enjoy therapeutic spa breaks in Bath, you might like to combine your stay with an activity holiday or maybe include some fitness in the mix with the forthcoming Castle Combe Cycling Festival this summer.

The Castle Combe Cycling Festival is taking place on August 26 and offers a great event for cyclists at one of top motor sport racing circuits. The cycling festival is all about promoting cycling and to show off the many forms and activities which cyclists can enjoy. Continue reading

See Shakespeare’s The Tempest at Bath’s Theatre Royal

See Shakespeare’s The Tempest at Bath’s Theatre Royal

See Shakespeare’s The Tempest at Bath’s Theatre Royal

One of Shakespeare’s much loved plays is to be performed at Bath’s Theatre Royal, as ‘The Tempest’ takes to the stage from August 23 – September 8, which will be perfect for anyone staying in a b and b in Bath for a relaxing city break during this period and looking for some classic entertainment.

‘The Tempest’ is a play all about romance, magic and a deserted island, with Shakespeare’s extraordinarily lyrical final work pitting the desire for revenge against the power of love. Continue reading

Visit the Nick Cudworth Summer Exhibition in Bath

Visit the Nick Cudworth Summer Exhibition in Bath

Visit the Nick Cudworth Summer Exhibition in Bath

If you are looking to get away for one of the therapeutic spa breaks in Bath soon, you might like to include some of the city’s cultural highlights while enjoying this wonderful location and all it has to offer.

Throughout August, the local artist Nick Cudworth will be showcasing an eclectic mix of his exclusive original oil paintings and prints of his work at his London Street gallery in Bath’s city centre. Continue reading

August Bank Holiday Raceday at Castle Combe

August Bank Holiday Raceday at Castle Combe

August Bank Holiday Raceday at Castle Combe

August 27 sees the annual August Bank Holiday Raceday at the Castle Combe motor racing circuit. This track is just 15 miles from the spa city, so make sure you secure a luxury bed and breakfast in Bath for your accommodation, and then you will be within easy reach of the event.

This occasion is a must for anyone who enjoys the thrills of racing or has a passion for cars, as Castle Combes’ August Bank Holiday Raceday sees a range of championship competitors battle it out on the track for top position on the podium. In this event you will see the Porsche Open Championship, Porsche Club Championship, Continue reading

The Egg Theatre presents Peter Pan at Bath’s Ball Court

The Egg Theatre presents Peter Pan at Bath’s Ball Court

The Egg Theatre presents Peter Pan at Bath’s Ball Court

If you happen to be staying in a bed and breakfast in Bath during your break in the UNESCO World Heritage City, you might be looking for fun events or show’s to see during your stay.

The Royal Theatre Bath will be showing a delightful performance of Peter Pan, as adapted from J M Barrie’s classic adventure story for their summer programme. This story will be a real treat for children and adults of all ages, as this tale combines a magical land of fantasy and fantastical storytelling in a timeless story.   Continue reading