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.
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.
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 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.
This summer there is a fantastic Forest Live concert and famous musician Paul Weller is just one of the great artists that are playing at Westonbirt Arboretum. Throughout June and July there is a mix of musical talent playing at 7 different forest locations for you to enjoy. Since 2001 Forest Live has been the place for many great singers and artists including a whole host of well-known names from almost every genre.
Romance, history, beautiful architecture and a whole range of venues make the spa city of Bath the ideal place to get married. With venues galore you are sure to find that perfect place for your special day. Would you go for Georgian grandeur or something completely different?
Admiral Arthur Phillip was a British Naval Admiral and administrator of the colonies. Born in 1738 Arthur Phillip joined the navy in 1755, after many successful sea voyages and taking part in the Seven Years War and other campaigns he was promoted through the ranks and became well known within the British Navy.
Not only is Bath steeped in Roman and Georgian history, but it’s also steeped in sporting history too. Bath Recreation Ground is home to Bath Rigby club, which happens to be one of the world’s oldest rugby clubs.
Incredibly Bath has 17 museums in just one square mile! This means there’s bound to be at least one that everyone will want to visit. Exhibiting classic masterpieces and objects from thousands of years ago, the museums in Bath are truly in a league of their own. Continue reading
There are many fine places to eat in Bath and you will find food suitable for any palate and any age. The only difficulty you may face is choosing where to eat. Remember if you’re staying in a Bath bed and breakfast, you’ll have to find the majority of your meals elsewhere.
Here are the top two places to eat in Bath:
This French-Bistro restaurant is perfect if you’re looking for somewhere cosy but modern to eat a delicious range of foods. This restaurant has won many awards and quite rightly so. The food is exquisite and it’s not expensive. There’s always a relaxed atmosphere, no matter how busy it gets, making it a worthwhile place to visit.
Circus Cafe and Restaurant
The Circus Cafe and Restaurant is a family restaurant that’s always busy. The menus change every month and food is cooked in a traditional British style. Amazingly many of the regulars are locals, which just goes to show how great this place is. If you want to eat in style but be served by friendly and knowledgeable staff, the Circus Cafe and Restaurant is the place to dine.