Bath has always been a favourite with shoppers, but it attracts Christmas the crowds from all over the country in the run up to the big day.
Not only is the city packed with every kind of shop, independent and quirky, but its Georgian architecture and cheerful atmosphere make it a lovely place to enjoy picking out those perfect gifts. Bath’s centre is home to all of the high street stores we rely on in our festive time of need, as well as hundreds of boutiques for when you want something different but you’re just not quite sure what.
Wrap up warm and wander Bath’s cobbled streets and Christmas Market, where there will be live entertainment for the whole family, food and drink stalls and (best of all) a great atmosphere. South Gate is always illuminated with festive lights throughout December and it’s home to designer shops that will make getting your list ticked off a pleasure.
If you fancy getting lost in the city and just following your feet, take a turn down any number of cobbled alleys and enjoy shops specialising in crafts, toys, vintage clothes and gems. Bath makes a compact, pretty shopping location for any budget. Why not make a weekend of it and enjoy a Bath bed and breakfast with someone special and have a nice romantic time away from it all?