Bath is an incredibly beautiful city attracting thousands of visitors every month thanks to the popularity of spa breaks in Bath but they also come to take a look at the grand architecture that never fails to impress.
Bath Abbey is a beautiful structure and it was originally founded in 1499 with the building work finally being completed in 1611. The history of the building dates back to Anglo Saxon times and it is thought that Christians worshipped on the site in the 8th century. Bath Abbey has therefore survived many battles and is full of stories of kings and queens that will make your hair stand on end. The Abbey is also full of different architectural influences and designs which makes it a truly worthwhile visit. Continue reading
There are many family activities in Bath that are suitable for just about any age. Although it’s always nice to stay inside the cosy Bath bed and breakfast, there are a few places that may just be your cup of tea:
Longleat Safari and Adventure Park is the perfect destination for any family, people of all ages love to come close to nature and experience something new. The Meerkat enclosure, Monkey Temple and the Jungle Cruise have to be seen to be believed. Tickets start at £21. (at time of writing.) Continue reading
Bath is full of many must-visit places but I’ve managed to cherry pick the very best to a list that is well worth a visit if you’re in the area.
The Jane Austen Centre
This incredible centre that’s housed in the Royal Crescent is a must-visit spot for any Austen fan. Here you can learn all about Miss Austen’s life and work while also getting a glimpse into what life was really like for her. Continue reading
Many people enjoy the luxury spa breaks in Bath that are on offer but there are just as many who also enjoy a night out at the theatre too. There are a number of theatres scattered through-out the city that show an array of classic, new and old plays and musicals through-out the year.
Theatre Royal Bath
The Theatre Royal proudly showcases west end shows, operas, comedies and so much more. You can expect to see world-renowned shows and performances by famous singers, actors and actresses every month. This shows you how prestigious and well-loved the Theatre Royal in Bath is. It is also home to many festivals and its schedule can be found at www.theatreroyal.org.uk
Despite its strange name, The Egg is a traditional theatre but it showcases performances which are only suitable for children and teenagers. Shows traditionally take place every Saturday, with extra shows being performed through-out the school holidays and at Christmas. The award-winning shows that are performed at The Egg prove that once more, Bath has something for everyone.
To take a look at the schedule so you can see what’s on while you’re in the area, visit www.theatreroyal.org.uk/page/3030/the+egg
If you’re on one of the many spa breaks in bath that are becoming increasingly popular due to their unbelievable level of indulgence, you may be tempted to indulge yourself even further. Bath Chocolate Museum is the perfect place for any chocolate lover and it will have your taste buds tingling.
For just £40 for adults and £25 for children (At the time of writing) you have the opportunity to take one of the ‘Chocolate Initiation Workshops’ and make some sumptuous chocolate from scratch, you’ll even get to take the chocolate back to the b and b in Bath so you can enjoy eating it later. Learn about the art of the chocolatier and be proud of your beautiful creations. Continue reading
If you’re staying in a bed and breakfast in Bath, you will need to think about eating a few of your meals elsewhere so you can enjoy more of what the local area has to offer. There are some lovely restaurants in the ancient city of Bath but there are 3 in particular that you should think about visiting.
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The Royal Crescent is of particular interest to many visitors to Bath as it quite unique. The Crescent is made up of 30 buildings that form a crescent or an arch and it was built between 1767 and 1774. John Wood the younger was the architect and he interestingly made the public view of the crescent different from the back. Continue reading
If you want to enjoy Christmas and New Year in style then you should think about spending it in Bath. If you just want to come here for a few days it’s advisable to book a bed and breakfast in Bath as they are usually cheaper than staying in a hotel. There is so much to see and do in this wonderful city through-out the year but even more so during the festive season and you’re sure to love every minute. Continue reading
Most people like a little tipple now and then and Bath is certainly full of some great pubs. If you’re staying at a B and B in Bath, you’ll find there are plenty of pubs nearby. Here are 3 of them that are well worth a visit:
Circo Bar and Lounge
The Circo Bar and Lounge is a thoroughly modern yet classy pub that sells a large range of drinks, from beers and lagers to ciders and cocktails. Seating over 270, this cocktail bar can get pretty busy at times but the atmosphere is great and the drinks are reasonably priced.
Hall and Woodhouse
This unique bar is full of style and sophistication, with huge leather sofas and dark wood adorning the walls, the bar offers a classic English feel while serving up a great range of drinks and meals. Found in the centre of Bath in a former auction house, this bar is stunning and well worth a visit.
This remarkable bar that stands out from the rest is full of colour, light and elegance. The cowhides that adorn some of the seats help to make this bar one of a kind. Go and have a look and see what you think.
As you can probably imagine, Bath has a lot of great shops that are a haven for any shopaholic. From local craft shops to big name clothing stores, Bath has it all.
Known as the ‘Central Area’, the centre of Bath is home to many well-known chain stores that can be found through-out the UK but it’s also home to some lovely smaller jewellery and craft shops that make the shopping experience just that little more special.
There is a great range of shops on Orange Grove but if you want to find some family-run stores you should head to Pulteny Bridge where you can get some truly unique gifts for others and yourself of course!
If you’re shopping for art, then you should think about heading to Bridge Street as you’ll find a few galleries there. If you’re worn out after your busy morning, why not head back to your b and b in Bath for a rest before hitting the shops once more?
If you’re more of a market fan then you should head to Guildhall Market which has been around for 800 years. You can buy just about anything here, from haberdashery and food to jewellery and pet products.