Enjoy a spa break with Bailbrook Lodge

Spa breaks in Bath have always been a popular way to enjoy the historic city, and Bailbrook Lodge is making it even easier with a special spa package.

After all the excitement and preparations for Christmas January is the time to pamper yourself a little with some well-deserved TLC. Take some time out with your special someone and get 2013 off to a relaxing start with a great value spa package. Continue reading

Bath Vintage & Antiques Market in July

Bath is seen by many as a mecca for antiques and collectables, especially with the city’s historical Georgian heritage. If you are looking forward to a well earned stay in one of the local luxury hotels in Bath, you might just like to include the Bath Vintage & Antiques Market when you are bargain hunting around this famous spa city.

The Bath Vintage & Antiques Market takes place at the beautiful Victorian Green Park Station in the city centre on July 29, from 9.30am – 4pm with admission free for visitors. Continue reading

Ballet in the Park

Visitors who enjoy the arts and who are staying in one of the local Bath hotels during late July for a well earned city break or relaxing treatments at one of the many spas in the city might like to add the Ballet in the Park event to their holiday itinerary.

The Ballet in the Park takes place on from July 20 – 21 at the magnificent Ston Easton Park, near Bath, in Somerset. Continue reading

Lazy Jazz on the Lawn at Dyrham Park, near Bath

If you happen to be staying in one of the local hotels in Bath for a summer city break and are looking for some relaxing entertainment, how about some Sunday Lazy Jazz on the Lawn at Dyrham Park, near Bath?

Dyrham Park is an elegant 17th-century mansion, now owned by the National Trust and set in 270 acres of beautiful countryside; it offers a beautiful house, estate and grounds to explore, which are located just outside of Bath. Continue reading

RS Owners Event at Castle Combe Circuit, near Bath

If you happen to be an avid motorsport fan and enjoy the excitement of watching nostalgic motoring events, you might like to add the forthcoming RS Owners day event at the Castle Combe race circuit to your itinerary when visiting Bath.

The Ford RS Owners day will be taking place on July 7, featuring around 100 visiting car clubs and a myriad of classic and modern Ford RS models in celebration of this classic racing marque. There will be a variety of track action taking place, from both enthusiasts who have modified their own cars and top motorsport professionals who will be testing their cars on the track. Continue reading

Victoria Art Gallery: Sculpture and Sport: a Celebration for 2012

If you are planning a trip to Bath during July and are looking for some of the best events and attractions around the city to visit while staying at one of the luxury hotels in Bath, why not add a trip to the Victoria Art Gallery to your itinerary?

Between July 15 and September 9 the gallery will be hosting a special exhibition called Sculpture and Sport: a Celebration for 2012. This public art event has been created to celebrate both sport in general and Bath’s links to the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Continue reading

Classic & Sports Cars Action Day at Castle Combe near Bath

The Classic & Sports Cars Action Day is a special one-off event taking place at the Castle Combe race circuit near the spa city of Bath on June 30. If you enjoy the thrills and excitement from watching motorsport or you would like to browse around some amazing classic cars, this could be just the event for you.

The theme for the Castle Combe Classic & Sports Cars Action Day event is the 50th anniversary of the Ford Cortina and the MGB sports car. Visitors and spectators can watch the track event and walk around the static car show, while enjoying some rare and fantastic classic cars and a whole host of displays and traders attending the event.

The race circuit at Castle Combe is less than 15 miles from the spa city of Bath, so make sure you secure one of the local luxury hotels in Bath, so you can be sure you are well within easy reach of the motoring event.

The event commences at 9.00AM on Saturday, ticket prices ranging from £10.00 for adults, and free-entry for under 16s. For more information on this great motoring event call 01249 782417 / 782929 or visit the Castle Combe Circuit website.

So enjoy this classic car event by booking into one of the luxury Georgian period Bath hotels and maybe extend your stay in Bath to enjoy all local attractions in this beautiful Somerset city.

Astronomical Star Parties and Solar Observation: Summer Solstice

How about an evening’s entertainment which is both fun and educational with a difference? Once again, the Wiltshire Astronomical Society will be collaborating with the Griffon Educational Observatory, supported by the Bath and North East Somerset Council, in a public evening stargazing event.

If you are fortunate enough to be staying at one of the luxury hotels in Bath on June 21, why not head over to Kingston Parade adjacent to Bath Abbey for the Summer Solstice Observation evening? There you will be given the opportunity to have local astronomers show you how to use a solar telescope and view the sun safely whilst enjoying the summer solstice.

This is a completely free event, so for more details and information contact the Herschel Museum of Astronomy in Bath on 01225 446865. As with all astronomical observations, it is dependent upon suitable weather conditions.

To make sure you are well placed to take part in this special event, book into one of the luxury Bath hotels like Bailbrook Lodge, which is situated within easy reach of the city centre and local attractions.

Bath Vintage & Antiques Market at Green Park Station in June

June 24 sees the hugely popular Vintage & Antiques Market making its return to the venue at Green Park Station. So if you are staying at one of the luxury hotels in Bath during your stay in the spa city, why not head over to the fantastic Victorian indoor venue for some bargain hunting.

Bath’s Green Park Station is the ideal venue for a vintage & antiques market, where you can enjoy an indoor atmosphere that features a whole host of traders offering an extensive selection of antiques and collectables. Popular items featured at this event include high quality furniture, upholstery, up-cycled furniture, books, ceramics, silverware, militaria, clocks, coins, vintage fashion, sculpture, paintings and other works of art from a range of local artists.

Admission is free for visitors from 9.30 until 16.00. On site you will find refreshments available from various local food vendors while you are on your bargain hunt.

For further information and details on the Bath VA Market at Green Park Station call: 01225 787910 or 07723 611249.

To make sure you don’t miss out on any bargains at this special antiques and collectables event, why not book into one of the luxury Bath hotels like the Bailbrook Lodge? Where you will be in easy reach and well placed for this event and all the local attractions in the city centre.

Iford Manor Arts Festival near Bath

Bath is well known and highly regarded for being a centre for the Arts in the south west and this May sees a very special, internationally renowned event taking place.

The Iford Arts Festival takes place at Ilford Manor near Bath from June 8 – August 11, within the exquisite Peto Garden area. Ilford Manor lies 6 miles south from Bath and is set in a beautiful rural location, surrounded by picturesque countryside. Iford Arts Festival offers visitors an amazing location to enjoy a mixture of picnic proms, cloister concerts and a varied season of opera throughout the summer months.

This award-winning location offers intimate and unique performance settings, offering a magical musical experience. The opera performances are in English and staged for a limited audience of 90 within the miniature Italianate cloister. This years Iford Arts Festival programme will feature Seraglio (Mozart), Falstaff (Verdi) and Susanna (Handel), plus popular and informal free flowing jazz promenades, with seated cloister concerts also featured during this year’s festival period.

Ticket prices start from £22 and the gardens open at 6pm. To book tickets or for more information, call the Box Office at the Bath Theatre Royal: 01225 448844

To be well placed for accommodation during this musical delight, book with one of the local luxury hotels in Bath soon, thus securing your accommodation for this special event. By choosing one of the Bath hotels located on the outskirts of the city you will still be within easy reach of the centre and all local attractions.