2013 is the second year for the Bath Triathlon and Multi-Sport Weekend which proved far more popular than expected in 2012. The weekend comprises of many great events that you can join in with and enjoy or go along to watch. A total of 15 events are held over the 21st and 22nd of September, which is far more than the previous year and will enable up to 2000 people to take part in this fun weekend. There are even events for children so go along and join in with the fun and frolics.
The spa city of Bath is an amazing place to visit – not only can you find modern amenities and a vibrant and attractive city but you can also escape into beautiful countryside, see the sights and immerse yourself in the rich and varied heritage of Bath. For a truly unique experience book your bed and breakfast in Bath with Bailbrook Lodge and enlist the help of a local guide to allow you to get the most from your Bath trip.
Close to the spa city of Bath you can find the largest stone circle in the world – Avebury Stone Circle is a beautiful sight and has been a popular place for visitors and tourists for many years. Many of the stones were re-erected in the 1930’s by Alexander Keiller, a British archaeologist. Alexander Keiller was a man with a deep love and understanding of the stone circles of Bath and also founded the Morven Institute of Archaeological Research, which has since been renamed the Alexander Keiller Museum.
Mary Shelley, writer and English novelist is well known across the world for her Gothic novel Frankenstein, which has been reproduced many times and is as popular as ever today despite being written in 1818. Mary Shelley (nee Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin) was born in 1797 and died in 1851 after a rather troublesome and unusual life filled with tragedy, heartbreak and problems.
The Iford Arts Festival near Bath is a great place to visit during your stay. Imagine 3 months of glorious artistic performances with a huge variety of music all set in the most stunning surroundings and that is exactly what you will find at the 2013 Iford Arts Festival, held just outside of the spa city of Bath.
Beaux Arts is a gallery that has become the longest running commercial gallery in Bath. Housed in a beautiful Georgian building you will find many prime examples of modern British and contemporary works of art on display. Paintings, sculptures and ceramics from well-known artists plus exhibitions to showcase up and coming talent make the gallery a firm favourite for anyone to visit during their stay in Bath.
Beckford’s Tower might have been one man’s whim but it has become an important landmark in the spa city of Bath and is loved by many people. Standing a total of 37 metres tall the tower was designed by Henry Goodridge and was built in 1827 for William Beckford, a resident of Bath. Beckford was a writer with a lot of character and this neo-classical tower represents his interests very well.
Set amongst beautiful scenery close to the spa city of Bath is Quoins Organic Vineyard. Quoins is a highly acclaimed, award winning and fully certified organic vineyard producing a limited amount of high quality wines each year, without the use of chemicals, herbicides, fertilizers or pesticides. The vineyard is a beautiful sight and a haven for local wildlife who are encouraged as they are beneficial to the soil and ecology of the area.
Fashion has always been at the forefront of Bath culture and heritage; from as far back as Roman times to modern day you will see fine examples of fashion right across the spa city of Bath. The Bath Fashion Museum houses an amazing amount of fashion items spanning many prominent eras and has been open to the public in the centre of Bath for over 50 years.
The Bath Visitor Card enables you to see some of the best sights that the spa city of Bath has to offer and you can also get discounts on many attractions, events and much more across the city during your stay. For the low price of just £3 you can enjoy your Bath break and get exclusive deals in 45 different places. From restaurants to museums, tours to shopping – the Bath Visitor Card is great for anyone visiting the city and those who love a bargain.