HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone who reads this from all of us at Bailbrook Lodge in Bath.
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.
For a historic city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bath is one of the UK’s most accessible destinations for wheelchair users. Whether you’re considering one of the ever-popular spa breaks in Bath or just exploring for a day, if you drop into the Visitor Information Centre at the start of your stay the staff are fully trained to help you plan the easiest and most convenient attractions and places to visit.
Merry Christmas to every one from Bailbrook Lodge.
We hope you have a wonderful day and don’t over to the mince pies.
There are more museums in Bath than you need to visit while you’re here, and they cover everything from the historic to the just plain quirky. We know that a stay in a bed and breakfast in Bath means getting the most you can from your visit without being too bogged down in planning, so here are our top two Bath museums.
The Victoria Art Gallery is one of the city’s most varied attractions. You’ll find a wide range of art on display that stretches from the 15th century all the way to present day, and there are regular events held throughout the year. Take a couple of hours to immerse yourself in this fascinating gallery during a break in a Bath bed and breakfast, and there are even regular sessions aimed at children to bring the exhibitions to life for younger visitors.
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.
Bath is a diverse and cultural place to visit, and although summer seems way off in the distance at the moment it’ll be time to get excited about its next folk festival before you can say ‘dance workshop’. Many people time their spa breaks in Bath during August so they can enjoy the diversity and live entertainment that comes with the annual festival and then immerse themselves in luxury at one of the city’s world-famous spas.
With history at every turn and a quaint feeling to it that’s contagious, Bath is the place to learn traditional skills and try something new. With many of us rediscovering the crafts that our grandparents made look easy, it’s a great time to try quilting – and there are classes to help you get started in Bath.