Enjoy art with a difference at Bath Abbey

Bath’s more classic highlights have been well documented, but we know that there are those days when you just want to see something a little bit different, and stories behind attractions don’t come much more inspiring than this one. Wander past the beautiful Bath Abbey during a stay in a Bath bed and breakfast and take a moment to look on the ground outside – there will probably be art work.
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Bath Abbey to hold mini Christmas carol sessions

Bath Abbey to hold mini Christmas carol sessions

Bath Abbey to hold mini Christmas carol sessions

When staying in a luxury b and b in Bath, there are plenty of interesting and beautiful sights to see in the heart of the city, including Bath Abbey. To welcome the start of the build up to Christmas and to get shoppers in the spirit of the season, Bath Abbey is holding a number of short carol services.

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Get into the festive spirit with the Bath Christmas Market

Get into the festive spirit with the Bath Christmas Market

Bath Abbey christmas market

If you are the type of person who enjoys a visit to Somerset’s spa city for a relaxing city break whilst staying in a luxury b and b in Bath, you will be aware that the city has so much to offer in the way of historical attractions, vibrant culture and a fantastic range of niche and specialist shops.

As the festive season draws nearer, you might like to pay a visit to the Bath Christmas market situated in the city’s Abbey Church Yard during November 22 – December 9. During this period, this historic area of the city is transformed by more than 140 traditional wooden trader’s chalets, each offering unique and handmade gifts, Christmas decorations and local produce. Continue reading

Enjoy the ‘The Seasons’ by Hadyn with the Bath Choral Society

Enjoy the ‘The Seasons’ by Hadyn with the Bath Choral Society

Bath Abbey in daytime

Anyone travelling to Bath soon who is looking to immerse themselves in this spa city’s culture, why not add the forthcoming performance of Hadyn’s ‘The Seasons’ by the by the Bath Choral Society into your itinerary and experience choirs in the South West?

The programme features Haydn’s late masterpiece, ‘The Seasons’, which provides a timely pictorial antidote to thoughts of winter. During the evening, the Bath Choral Society will be accompanied by:

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Bath Abbey to receive a Facelift

Bath Abbey to receive a FaceliftBath is a city renowned for its stunning architecture and Bath Abbey is one of these beautiful buildings frequently visited by people enjoying Bath bed and breakfast stays. The Abbey will soon receive even more attention as plans have recently been submitted to develop the Abbey to the needs of the 21st century.

Plans have been received by the council for an £18 million project to strengthen and improve the medieval features of the church, including the creation of 2,000 sq ft of extra floor space at vault level and a subtle upgrade to the Georgian terrace of Kingston Buildings.

The scheme has been designed by architects following people’s feedback, which called for choir school facilities, learning spaces and communal meeting areas. An eco-friendly heating system is also being installed that will utilise the natural hot spring’s of the city, which are world famous for being the reason behind popular spa breaks in Bath.

These improvements to Bath Abbey are set to bring the building up to date whilst retaining its medieval features, good news for the residents of Bath and for future visitors to the splendid city.

 

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Oxford Philomusica: Summer Baroque Series in Bath

July 19 sees the Oxford Philomusica performing J.S. Bach’s Magnificat in their summer baroque series at Bath Abbey. This is sure to be a real classical music treat for anyone staying in one of the local Bath hotels who are looking to experience some musical culture during their city break.

Oxford’s much celebrated and professional symphony orchestra will be making its Bath debut with this concert, which will offer wonderful classical baroque music performed with the choir of New College, Oxford. Continue reading

Guided City to Garden Walk at Bath’s Prior Park

For any of those visiting Bath to enjoy a relaxing city break whilst exploring all the city has to offer and seek out the many local historical attractions, a trip to Bath’s Prior Park is a must on your holiday itinerary.

On July 7 and July 24, a 10 am start sees some specially designed guided walks for visitors, offering a scenic stroll from the meeting point at Bath Abbey in the city centre and on up to Prior Park Landscape Garden. The Prior Park guided tour offers a great way to see Bath and enjoy the tranquilly of this beautiful area. Continue reading