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
Last chance to admire an Olympic fashion statement at the Sport and Fashion Exhibition
There is so much to see and do on your Bath bed and breakfast break away and you may struggle to decide what to do with so much choice around. Why not head to the Sport and Fashion Exhibition at the Fashion Museum to see the fascinating outfit made famous by Amy Williams at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics? Continue reading
Enjoy a wine tasting masterclass at the Wine Gang’s Christmas Fair in Bath’s Guildhall
Five of the UK’s top wine critics will be coming to Bath on 24th November for a Christmas Fair that is a must for any wine lovers enjoying spa breaks in Bath.
Collectively, the critics are known as ‘The Wine Gang’ and the respect that they command in the world of wine has brought over 350 different wines to the Guildhall for the Christmas Fair. Anyone interested in the event who is staying in a b and b in Bath will have the opportunity to taste all of these wines, and throughout the day tutored wine tastings with winemakers will help to refine the palate. Continue reading
Bath museum to put on stunning watercolour exhibition
A museum in Bath is to put on an exhibition of stunning watercolours – some of which will also be for sale – next month, it has been announced.
Taking place at the Bath and North East Somerset Council’s Victoria Art Gallery from 24 November – 20 January 2013, it will feature works from acclaimed local artist Bob Rudd. Continue reading