Experience the American Civil War Weekend at Claverton Manor

Experience the American Civil War Weekend at Claverton Manor

American Civil War Re-enactment in Bath

The American Museum in the spa city of Bath, will be welcoming back the Southern Skirmish Association with their annual American Civil War Weekend display during October 13 – 14.

This spectacular event will take place in the beautiful grounds of the American Museum in Britain’s on the 120 acre site of Claverton Manor. This an

nual event will see the biggest living-history event of the season with over 100 costumed re-enactors take part in this historical re-enactment weekend. Continue reading

Enjoy a Good Read at the 2012 Bath Autumn Book Festival

Enjoy a Good Read at the 2012 Bath Autumn Book Festival

Library reading books

Bath will see its annual Bath Autumn Book Festival get underway from October 5 – 16, which focuses on both authors and readers. The city of Bath can boast an enormous independent spirit for books and independent book sellers within the Georgian city.

If you are planning to stay in a local b and b in Bath during this period to soak up some of the city’s culture, why not add this festival to your itinerary and see some well-known visiting authors and speakers at some of the events. Continue reading

Free Classical Music Recitals at the Bath Collection Museum

Free Classical Music Recitals at the Bath Collection Museum

Classical violinist

If you are looking forward to an enjoyable stay in a luxury b and b in Bath for your accommodation in this historical spa city, you might like to include some of the local events and culture into your visitor itinerary. If so, how about the forthcoming lunchtime classical music recitals at the Building of Bath Collection Museum?

These special free lunchtime classical music recitals at the Bath Collection Museum in the Paragon offer a wonderful way to spend your lunchtime during October whilst enjoying talented local musicians playing a range of classical pieces. Continue reading

Bargain hunters head to the Bath VA Trader’s Antique Market

Bargain hunters head to the Bath VA Trader’s Antique Market

Antique ceramics and collectables at Antiques fair

Anyone who is a regular visitor to Somerset’s spa city will already know about some of the great value accommodation available by staying at a bed and breakfast in Bath, and will also know about the many wonderful historical attractions and great shopping opportunities around the city.

If you are heading to Bath soon and you enjoy shopping or you are always on the look out for a bargain, then why not get along to the forthcoming VA Trader’s Antique Market in early October? The Bath VA Trader’s Antique Market takes place on October 9, from 8.30am – 3pm at Green Park Station, a fully undercover venue making it the perfect place to browse through this market. Continue reading

Enjoy the Autumn Classic at Castle Combe, near Bath

Enjoy the Autumn Classic at Castle Combe, near Bath

1956 Jaguar D-Type

The Castle Combe race circuit near Bath sees one of the annual highlights in its racing calendar, the Autumn Classic race meeting, take place during October 6 – 7. This event is a must for anyone interested in classic cars or historical race cars.

Visitors will be able to see an extensive selection of pre-war classic cars, right up to the more modern classics both on and off the track. Highlights will include pre-war sports cars, pre-1966 Jaguar cars, historic Aston Martins, big Healeys, 50s Intermarque, HVRA V8s and pre-70s classics. Continue reading

Join in the Free Widcombe and Prior Park Guided Walk

Palladian Bridge, Prior Park, Bath

Join in the Free Widcombe and Prior Park Guided Walk

On your next city break to the historic spa city of Bath, why not include a little physical exercise in your holiday itinerary in the form of city and rural walks? They’re sure to reward you with some of the best scenic routes around the city.

As part of the Great British walking festival, taking place from September to November this year, walkers around the UK will be able to enjoy more than 1270 of the National Trust’s trails and events and discover the nation’s favourite walks. One such walk is the National Trust’s Prior Park Landscape Garden walk, which takes you from Bath Abbey in the city centre through Widcombe. Continue reading

Experience Ray Davies and his classic British songbook at Bath’s Forum

Ray Davis in concert

Ray Davies in concert at Bath’s Forum

For anyone heading to the UK’s top spa location for a relaxing city break or to indulge in one of the therapeutic spa breaks in Bath during October, why not add the forthcoming Ray Davies concert to your entertainment itinerary?

Ray Davies, often referred to as the “Godfather of Brit Pop”, will be bringing along his songbook of classic British hits to The Forum in Bath on October 18, which will be the final date on his current UK tour. The concert starts at 7.30PM and will feature Ray and his band playing a variety of his work, with many of his classic songs from his days in The Kinks, right up to his recent solo repertoire. Continue reading

Oktoberfest returns to Bath Racecourse for the season finale

Horse racing at Bath Racecourse

Oktoberfest returns to Bath Racecourse for the season finale

Visitors taking a well earned break to Somerset’s spa city and staying in a local luxury b and b in Bath during October will be able to enjoy a special event at Bath Racecourse as it will be celebrating the season finale with their annual Oktoberfest.

This event offers a wonderful programme of fun, excitement and a thrilling atmosphere for the day’s racing fixtures, along with a taste of the famous Munich beer festival featuring a variety of continental beers, lagers and sausages, which are available from the beer tent. In addition, there will be live music from the customary Oompa band. Continue reading

See the No.1 Royal Crescent Closing Ceremony

The Royal Crescent, Bath

See the No.1 Royal Crescent Closing Ceremony

Many people pay a visit to the most famous address in Bath each year: No.1 Royal Crescent. Now a museum, it portrays upper class life in an 18th century town house. This was the first house to be built in the Royal Crescent, featuring a Palladian masterpiece design by the architect John Wood the Younger.

On October 14, No.1 Royal Crescentwill host a special closing ceremony before it goes through a period of refurbishment. The project will see No.1 reunited with its original servants’ wing at No.1a, which is due to be opened in late November. Continue reading

Enjoy Autumn Collections at the Bath VA Fashion Fair

vintage fashion dress

Autumn Collections at the Bath VA Fashion Fair

Regular visitors to Somerset’s magnificent spa city will no doubt know about the wonderful shopping available at the small boutiques and specialist fashion outlets for both men and women. This month will see a very special fashion event taking place at Green Park Station and is a must for anyone looking for vintage clothing and accessories.

The Bath VA Fashion Fair will be taking place October 7 between 9.30AM – 4PM and will be featuring over 70 different vintage clothes and accessories traders. This is the first event of its kind and offers visitors the chance to seek out great value occasional wear, couture gowns, prom dresses, vintage streetwear and “reworked and remade” clothing from original vintage fabrics. In addition, there will be jewellery, tailoring advice, shoes and accessories. Continue reading