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.

Vivaldi’s L’Olimpiade: Opening Night Gala Opera for the International Music Festival

What better way to enjoy the opening festive evening for the Bath International Music Festival in this Olympic year with the city staging the UK premiere of Vivaldi’s magical & often rarely performed opera, L’Olimpiade.

This spa city will see a plethora of international opera singers, who will be accompanied by the 19-strong Baroque ensemble and the award-winning company ‘La Serenissima’ who are the world’s foremost experts in Vivaldi, which is sure to make this an evening to remember.

This fun-filled, high energy opera brings an evening to tell the story of the Olympic champion Megacle & his love for Princess Aristea. This is a fast-moving production, which will be staged in the beautiful Bath Abbey and offers an epic opera full of wit, mistaken identity and show-stopping arias.

The evening will open with a free spectacle for onlookers of a traditional Baroque Carnival outside the Abbey at 6.30pm, followed by the Wells Cathedral School natural trumpet ensemble playing music by Girolano Fantini, Cesare Bendinelli and Claudio Monteverdi.

The Vivaldi’s L’Olimpiade: Opening Night Gala Opera will take place on 30 May; for more information, call the Bath Box Office on: 01225 463362

Be sure to book with one of the hotels in Bath soon for a luxury Bath bed and breakfast, so you can enjoy one of the annual music festival highlights in the city but also much of Bath’s rich cultural heritage.

Beckford’s Tower & Museum in Bath

Bath has a whole host of different things to see and do all year round, with many of its historical attractions and buildings open to the public throughout a large duration of the year. If you are staying in one of the beautiful Georgian period Bath hotels for your accommodation, you will be able to appreciate this spa city’s heritage.

A special building which should feature on your itinerary and has recently opened after it was extensively and painstakingly restored to its former glory is the Beckford’s Tower and Museum located just off the north side of the city centre and offers visitors truly magnificent panoramic views across the city of Bath and the surrounding countryside.

Beckford’s Tower and Museum is a 120 foot unique neo-classical tower and was originally built by the wealthy historical Bath resident William Beckford in 1827. At the time William Beckford was one of England’s most accomplished and intriguing characters and he used the building as study retreat.

Today it is now open to the public and visitors can look around the tower and museum, which houses a collection of Beckford’s personal items and artefacts to illustrate his life and interests.

Beckford’s Tower Museum is open during weekends from 10.30 – 17.00, and admission ranges from £2.00 – £8.00, for more information, contact: 01225 422212 / 460705.

Make sure you book a well placed luxury Bath bed and breakfast within easy reach of the city’s attractions like Beckford’s Tower Museum and the city centre.

Castle Combe Steam Rally in Bath

If you enjoy countryside events, festivals and an interest in historical vehicles, then you may well be interested in attending the Castle Combe Steam Rally, being held at the Castle Combe Circuit on 19 and 20 May.

The Castle Combe Steam Rally offers a great day out for all the family, which will give children a chance to see these fantastic historical vehicles up close. On arriving at the event’s car park, you will start your Castle Combe Steam rally experience by being transported to the event area by way of a tractor and trailer ride.

On arriving at the event area, you and your family will be able to enjoy a range of activities and witness a variety of displays and exhibitions which include a wide selection of magnificent steam engines, agricultural machinery, military vehicles, vintage cars, motorcycles, commercial vehicles and miniature steam models.

Admission is £6.00 for adults and free entry for under 14’s. For more information on this great countryside event call: 01249 782417 or visit the Castle Combe website – www.castlecombecircuit.co.uk

If you are looking to enjoy a weekend stay in Bath and you are planning to include this unique event in your itinerary how about staying in a luxury Bath bed and breakfast, only 15 miles from the racing at Castle Combe venue? It is an ideal choice for any of those attending the event looking specifically for hotels in Bath.