Illuminate Bath: The Queen’s Jubilee Weekend

June 1st sees the beginning of a very special event taking place in Bath’s city centre; it’s where art meets technology with the Illuminate Bath Jubilee Weekend celebrations. If you are visiting the city during this time and staying in one of the local Bath hotels, this will be a great opportunity to see a unique evening event at nightfall.

This special ‘festival of light’ brings together a range of fantastic and engaging projected artworks to the heart of the city. This will include a number of innovative light installations set up in public spaces at many of the city’s famous historical landmarks. These have a red, white and blue patriotic twist, in celebration of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee year.

Some of the historic architecture and famous places around Bath which will be featured in this colourful nocturnal event include Abbey Churchyard, Orange Grove, Pulteney Weir and Pulteney Bridge, plus a range of other well known locations in the city.

All of these unique light shows and installations will be completely free for the public to experience, whilst you take a relaxing evening stroll around Bath. For more information about this event call: 01225 876536 or visit the Illuminate Bath website at: www.illuminatebath.org

Simply book a stay at one of the luxurious hotels in Bath like Bailbrook Lodge if you want to be well placed to enjoy this unique event.

Queen’s Jubilee in Bath: Special Hot Air Balloon Flights

Anyone who is travelling to the South West’s premier spa city and staying in one of the Bath hotels during the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebration period will have plenty to see and do at this special holiday time.

A local hot air balloon company, Bailey Balloons, is offering the chance for visitors to enjoy a morning hot air balloon flight over the city, giving passengers a perfect bird’s eye view of Bath and all of its famous landmarks, whilst enjoying traditional English scones and cakes, or even a glass of champagne! To mark the royal occasion, the balloons will be decorated in red, white and blue, accompanied with flags and bunting.

The special morning balloon flights will be launched from Victoria Park in the city on June 2nd, 3rd and 5th during the bank holiday period. For more information or to book in advance call Bailey Balloons on: 01225 738090.

To enjoy this fabulous experience, be sure to book one of the luxury hotels in Bath shortly for your stay, like the Bailbrook Lodge. This offers you luxurious Bath accommodation within easy each of Victoria Park and all of the city’s local attractions.

Queen’s Jubilee Picnic in the Park in Bath

Celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in style and attend the ‘Picnic in the Park’ event being staged in Bath’s beautiful Royal Victoria Park in the city centre on June 5.

A completely free event which offers a fantastic day of celebrations in the historical spa city of Bath,it offers visitors a varied programme and fantastic experience of performances from the likes of; the Bath Philharmonia Orchestra, with a plethora of local young pop artists, this culminates in a fantastic evening performance from the leading ABBA tribute act, Björn Again.

The events organisers are encouraging all visitors to join in the party atmosphere and dress up in retro style clothing from 1977, when the Queen celebrated her Silver Jubilee year. This fabulous event starts at 11am and will be beamed across two giant screens beside the stage at the bottom of the natural gradient in Royal Victoria Park.

To find out more about the Queen’s Jubilee Picnic in the Park free event, call the Bath Box Office on: 01225 463362

If you are visiting Bath in early June for the Bank Holiday period and you would like to enjoy this fantastic event, make sure to book one of the lovely hotels in Bath soon for your stay. Stay with us at the Bailbrook Lodge for your luxury accommodation, just one of many Bath hotels situated

Bath Farmers’ Market at Green Park Station

For those who enjoy real seasonal country produce, which is fresh and grown or produced locally, the Bath Farmers’ Market would be the perfect place to visit. And, if you are staying in one of the local Bath hotels on your holiday or weekend break, you might like to take something home with you.

The Bath Farmers’ Market takes place at Green Park Station in the city centre; it offers an undercover, all-weather shopping experience at a beautiful Victorian train station. Most of the traders featured at the Bath Farmers’ Market are situated within a 40 mile radius of the city, with all the local produce being sold by the local producers.

A typical range of products which are usually available include seasonal organic and non-organic vegetables and meats like veal, beef, pork, lamb, salt marsh lamb, chicken, venison, game, fish and seafood. You will also be able to choose from a wide array of award-winning local cheeses, pates, savoury pies, cakes, honey, chutneys, marmalades, jams, sauces, mayonnaise, oils, dips and handmade chocolates. There will also be a range of plants, herbs and flowers for sale.

Admission to the weekly Farmers’ Market is completely free and the opening hours are 8.30am – 1pm. For further information call: 01761 490624.

To enjoy this and other special seasonal events in the spa city, be sure to book your stay soon in one of the quiet and relaxing hotels in Bath like Bailbrook Lodge and experience the sights of this cultural city.

70th Anniversary Exhibitions of the Bath Blitz

The city of Bath was hugely affected during World War II, being subjected to the onslaught of attacks which became known as the Bath Blitz in 1942; an event which saw a large number of properties destroyed and lives lost..

With this year marking the 70th anniversary, many of the prominent museums and galleries around the city are holding as series of special exhibitions, remembering those who fell and to show how the city of Bath got back on its feet. If you would like to visit some of these exhibitions and learn more about wartime Bath, here are some of the participating places taking part.

The American Museum in Britain at Claverton Manor is showing their Claverton Manor during World War II exhibition. The exhibition is currently open to the public, scheduled to close on 28th October, for details call their information line on 01225 460503.

Building of Bath Collection is showing its Repairing War Torn Bath exhibition, exploring the work that had to be undertaken to save and repair the 19,000 buildings damaged during the event. This exhibition is also open and is available to view until 23 July. For details and information call 01225 333895 or visit the Bath Preservation Trust website.

So, if you looking to discover more about this spa city’s historical past when you visit the beautiful city, be sure to book with one of the local Bath hotels soon for a luxury Bath bed and breakfast, so you can the city’s rich cultural heritage and attractions.

Bath VA: Vintage & Antiques Market at Green Park Station

Anyone who enjoys frequenting antique shops and fairs and is visiting the historical spa city of Bath around the end of May for a well earned city break is sure to relish the forthcoming Bath Vintage & Antiques Market on Sunday May 27.

The Bath Vintage & Antiques Market (or Bath VA) takes place at the city centre’s Green Park Station. The venue is a lovely former Victorian railway station which offers a weatherproof area for the many antique and collectables traders that will be displaying their wares for sale and for visitors to browse.

This market offers a great day out for vintage, antique and art lovers, as well as going some way to helping the revival of Bath’s reputation as a centre for antiques and collectables. On display will be a wide array of antiques, art, furniture, decorative accessories, upholstery, curiosities, ceramics, crafts, militaria, books and collectables, which are all set up on display under the 130-year-old vaulted iron and glass roof.

Admission to the Bath Vintage & Antiques Market is completely free for visitors and the opening hours are 9.30am – 4.30pm. For further details and information call: 07723 611249.

If you are currently looking for Bath Hotels for your accommodation in the spa city, why not stay at a luxury Bath bed and breakfast like Bailbrook Lodge? This is ideally situated for the Bath VA Market and offers easy access to all of Bath’s attractions.

A Night at the Museums in Bath

As Bath is recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, it only follows that the spa town has a fantastic selection of museums that any city would be proud of. Bath’s museums feature a wide variety of subject matter and sources of interest, which are sure to engage with anyone.

During the month of May, many of the city’s best museums will be holding a range of unique evening events, taking place at various museum locations throughout the city from May 18 – 20.

The following museums will be participating in the events: the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, the Bath Postal Museum, the Museum of East Asian Art, the Museum of Bath at Work, No. 1 Royal Crescent, and the Roman Baths, whilst the Building of Bath Collection will be hosting a 1940s night.

Many of these special evening exhibitions and events are free, although some have an entry fee as they offer additional entertainment. These are part of the national events organised by Culture24. For more details and information either contact any of the individual museums directly or call 01225 477757

So, if you are planning a visit to the spa city during these events and are looking for Bath hotels, why not stay at the Bailbrook Lodge for a luxury Bath bed and breakfast? This offers the ideal location for all of the city’s attractions.