Opened in 1830 by an 11 year old Queen Victoria, Royal Victoria Park continues to be a beautiful setting in the heart of a beautiful city. Stretching for 57 acres, this park has something for everyone and people can be found enjoying the facilities or simply sitting on a bench and watching the world go by, any time of the year. Continue reading
Merry Christmas to everyone who reads this from all of us at Bailbrook Lodge.
Bath is a stunningly beautiful city that has been part of British history for centuries. Just about everyone who visits Bath will make time to see the Romans Baths and Museum, but not everyone has visited the chocolate museum or the Royal Crescent.
The architecture and the grandeur of the city help to set it apart from many others and make it one of the world’s most beautiful vacation destinations. But it’s not just the beauty that brings millions of visitors in every year; it’s also the fascinating history and the changes that have shaped the city itself. Continue reading
Every visitor to the city should make time to visit the Roman Baths. These baths have to be seen to be believed. Around for centuries, the beauty and the sheer size of the baths will take your breath away. Taking 300 years to build, these baths were once considered to be a shrine by Iron Age Britons and the spot was dedicated to the goddess Sulis.
In March 2012, 30,000 Roman coins were found close to the baths, helping to bring the history of this magnificent building and the local area to life, right before your eyes. Continue reading
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 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
Brokerswood Country Park will be welcoming a very special guest back this December, as the Santa Train will be running to Santa’s Grotto from 8 December. Continue reading