A Festive Competition

We’ve decided to help out Father Christmas this year and help make Christmas extra special by offering you all the chance to WIN a fantastic Spa Break for two people at The Bailbrook Lodge.

The prize consists of 1 night’s accommodation for two people in one of our luxury Four Poster bedrooms with en-suite bathroom, toweling robe and slippers. There is a free parking space per room so you can leave your car and enjoy Bath without having to worry about parking tickets. The winners will awake in the morning to a delicious award winning breakfast with champagne and a choice of continental or cooked to order breakfast. Afterwards you can enjoy a 2 hour session at the world famous Thermae Bath Spa where you can enjoy the hot spring waters of legend including the spectacular roof top pool. Towels, slippers and robe are provided by the Spa as part of your prize. On top of all this,  the winners will be treated to either a lunch or dinner for two at the fabulous Brasserie Brunel in the heart of the city.

To be in with a chance of winning this wonderful Spa Break, simply “like” our Facebook page and follow the instructions there. The closing date for this wonderful competition is midnight Monday 22nd December 2014. The draw will be made and winner announced on Tuesday 23rd December. Good Luck!

Christmas In Bath

Although it is only November, the countdown for Christmas has begun. Last Wednesday saw the Bath Christmas Light switch on, performed by the Bath Rugby Team. Tonight sees the magical Lantern Parade run by the Holburne Museum wend its way through the city; tomorrow, Friday, 21st November, sees the opening of the “Bath on Ice” Ice Rink in Royal Victoria Park, and next Thursday, 27th November is the beginning of the wonderful Bath Christmas Market that flows in and around the historic buildings of the city, tempting you all with tasty treats and local gifts.

Bath Christmas Market

We’ve been decorating The Bailbrook Lodge too, so we’re all in a festive mood as well.  Our lovely fire is lit and keeping guests warm in our lounge; plus they can enjoy a well deserved nightcap from our small Bar before heading upstairs to their comfortable beds, worn out by all that shopping and sightseeing.

If you’re thinking of visiting Bath for the Christmas Market (27th November to 14th November) we’ve a few rooms left for both Sunday nights; but be quick, they’ll be snapped up fast!

If you can only get time off the week before Christmas, then we are offering you a fantastic deal – an en-suite room and our award winning champagne Breakfast, free car parking space per room; plus dinner or lunch at the fabulous Brasserie Brunel in the centre of Bath, all from only £99.00 per COUPLE per night! This Shopping Plus package is available from Sunday 14th December until Tuesday 23rd December. What a perfect excuse to come and enjoy the delights of Bath at Christmas.

 

Bath on TV

Want to know more about Bath than you can learn at the usual family attractions? Then check out Bath on TV. Bath on TV creates professional films on Bath’s events, personalities and businesses, and with new videos uploaded to the website (www.bathontv.co.uk) regularly makes for interesting watching on a diverse range of subjects.
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The legend of Bath

You don’t have to have the most vivid imagination to be inspired by Bath…with its historic sites and Roman remains it’s easy to imagine that the myths and legends connected to it have some truth to them – and part of the fun of a stay in a B and B in Bath is exploring them further!

We all know the Roman history that makes Bath so fascinating, but it’s the origins of the area that are steeped in legend. Look carefully at two of Bath’s spas and you’ll find each has a statue of king Bladud – the son of Hudibras. According to folklore, Bladud founded the city of Bath all the way back in 863 BC, after being exiled from court when he showed symptoms of leprosy. He decided to live out his days in the area’s marshes and was cured by the mud there, enabling him to return to court in full health.

He relocated the court to the place that he believed cured his illness and gave it a name – ‘Aquae Sulis’ which translates to ‘Waters of the Sun’. Did Bath’s muddy marshes really cure leprosy? Perhaps we’ll never know, but the legend lives on.

Have a Georgian Christmas at No1 Royal Crescent

If you think your household puts a lot of preparation into getting Christmas perfect then just imagine how things were in the Georgian home! Better yet, experience it for yourself with a visit to No1 Royal Crescent this festive season. You’ll be able to watch the cook getting everything ready for a feast to impress, and if you’re feeling energetic you can put on an apron of your own and make some sweets to take away with you.

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Famous People of Bath – Mary Shelley

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.

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Bath Visitor Card

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.

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