Theatre Royal Bath plays Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park

Theatre Royal Bath plays Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park

Mansfield Park book cover

The autumn sees many people heading to Somerset’s spa city to enjoy one of the relaxing spa breaks in Bath and its rich cultural heritage. Bath offers visitors a wide variety of cultural experiences, and the city is widely renowned for being a centre for the Arts in the South West.

With this in mind, why not enjoy a play adaptation of Jane Austen’s famous novel Mansfield Park at Theatre Royal Bath during October 1 – 6? This play features a talented cast and the screen play has been written by Tim Luscombe, whose other acclaimed Austen adaptations include two of Ms Austen’s other popular novels, Persuasion and Northanger Abbey. This is most definitely a must-see play for lovers of classic period drama. Continue reading

Pop-Up Vintage Tea Rooms at Bath’s Green Park Station

Pop-Up Vintage Tea Rooms at Bath’s Green Park Station

Tea and cherry madeira cake

Bath’s Green Park Station is well known in the city for providing a perfect undercover venue within its wonderful historic and ornate architecture, which plays host to many of the city’s traditional markets, fairs and festivals. If you are visiting the city during early October and staying in a luxury b and b in Bath, you might want to pay a visit to the station and experience the ‘Pop-Up Vintage Tea Rooms’.

The Pop-Up Vintage Tea Rooms event is being organised by Secret Party and will be upstairs in the Bath Society Meeting Room above the Green Park Station Brasserie on October 6. This event coincides with the Bath farmers market downstairs, so when you have had a look around the market, why not pop upstairs for a cuppa? Continue reading

Celebrities and Supercars at Castle Combe Race Circuit

Celebrities and Supercars at Castle Combe Race Circuit

Ferraris at race track

Motorsport fans staying in a local b and b in Bath shortly might like to include a day visit to the local race circuit at Castle Combe as they will be holding their annual Charity Supercar Saturday event on October 20.

The Supercar Saturday is being held in collaboration with the Stroke Association and will give any visitors attending a chance to not only see some of the most exotic supercars and classic cars on the planet, but also have the opportunity to take a ride and be driven around the famous Castle Combe race circuit by a celebrity driver. Continue reading

Fun on Two Wheels with the Chew Valley Charity Bike Ride

Fun on Two Wheels with the Chew Valley Charity Bike Ride

Cycling in Somerset

If you are planning a trip to Bath shortly for a city break, why not include a little rural exercise into your holiday? This coming month sees the Chew Valley Charity Bike Ride taking place on October 7 and everyone is welcome to join in and take part.

The cycle ride is split into two routes, one which covers 33 mile route and another which takes a longer 50 mile route, depending on rider fitness. Both cycle routes start and finish in Bath’s Victoria Park. The route takes you along the old Bristol to Bath railway line to Saltford before winding down towards the picturesque Chew Valley. Both routes head north alongside Chew Valley Lake, then the shorter route heads back to Bath and the longer route encompasses Blagdon Hill before heading back to the city. Continue reading

Experience the 2012 Spooky Ball at the Roman Baths

Experience the 2012 Spooky Ball at the Roman Baths

Halloween witch

Bath’s Georgian period Grand Pump Room and ancient Roman Baths are two of city’s most famous historical attractions and are essential must-see places for any visitor. If you are staying at a local bed and breakfast in Bath and would like experience both of these wonderful buildings in a different kind of way, then how about enjoying Bath’s annual spooky Ball at these venues on October 26?

The annual Spooky Ball takes place from 7pm – 1am and offers participants a chance to a get dressed up in their favourite spooky Halloween costume and immerse themselves in this fun event. Continue reading

Enjoy the ‘The Seasons’ by Hadyn with the Bath Choral Society

Enjoy the ‘The Seasons’ by Hadyn with the Bath Choral Society

Bath Abbey in daytime

Anyone travelling to Bath soon who is looking to immerse themselves in this spa city’s culture, why not add the forthcoming performance of Hadyn’s ‘The Seasons’ by the by the Bath Choral Society into your itinerary and experience choirs in the South West?

The programme features Haydn’s late masterpiece, ‘The Seasons’, which provides a timely pictorial antidote to thoughts of winter. During the evening, the Bath Choral Society will be accompanied by:

Soprano: Elizabeth Weisberg Continue reading

Cast your vote in the 2012 Holburne Portrait Prize

Cast your vote in the 2012 Holburne Portrait Prize

Painters Palette

To see some of the greatest artists currently in the South West whilst staying in a b and b in Bath, look no further than the 2012 Holburne Portrait Prize.

The biennial competition sees artistically skilled competitors submit portraits that will be displayed from 22nd September-14th October at the Roper Gallery in the Holburne Museum. Continue reading

Free Smartphone App Available for Jane Austen Fans

Free Smartphone App Available for Jane Austen Fans

Jane Austen portrait

People visit the magnificent city of Bath for many reasons, whether it’s to take in the city’s extensive history or to sample one of the therapeutic spa breaks in Bath while staying in a local b and b in Bath during their city break. For some visitors, it’s to experience a city which is famous for being home to Jane Austen and that was influential in some of her books.

The highly-acclaimed and much-loved English romantic novelist Jane Austen is undoubtedly one of Bath’s most famous former residents. During Ms. Austen’s time in Bath, she used the city for research and inspiration, setting two of her later novels, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion, in the city. Continue reading

Kids Enjoy Halloween at Prior Park Landscape Garden

Kids Enjoy Halloween at Prior Park Landscape Garden

Halloween pumpkin

This year, children around Bath can enjoy Halloween celebrations at the Prior Park Landscape Garden during October 27 – 31 from 10am – 1pm. If you are visiting Bath during this period with your family, why not include this wonderful children’s event in your holiday itinerary?

Prior Park Landscape Garden sits in an idyllic position in its rural surroundings as it overlooks the spa city of Bath. Why not bring your children along and take part in the spooky Halloween and Bonfire night trail around this magnificent garden, which costs just £1 per child. Continue reading

Enjoy the Great British Walking Festival at Dyrham Park

Enjoy the Great British Walking Festival at Dyrham Park

Guided walks at Dyrham Park

For anyone travelling to Bath shortly for a relaxing city break, why not include some rural walking in your holiday schedule? Dyrham Park is a National Trust country house situated on the outskirts of Bath, and the Cotswold Voluntary Wardens have organised a special walk around the nearby farmland on October 28.

This is perfect if you are staying in local b and b in Bath accommodation or if you are enjoying one the therapeutic spa breaks in Bath during your city break. Dyrham Park is situated approximately 7 miles from Bath and offers visitors a chance to experience a beautifully kept 17th century mansion house with its extensive gardens. Continue reading