Address: Lower Bristol Road, Bath BA2 3QU
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Whether it’s with friends, family or a loved one, Bath is a magical city to visit in spring. Featuring some of the most iconic buildings in Britain, the stunning city will provide the perfect setting for a mini getaway whilst soaking up some culture. When it comes to knowing the area inside out, we met up with Homewood Park, Hotel & Spa who provide luxury accommodation in Bath, and asked for their top seven things to do this Spring…
No 1. Roman Baths
As one of the most visited places in Britain for more than 2,000 years, the Roman Baths are a must-see. Founded on natural hot springs, the Roman Baths were constructed around 70AD as a grand bathing and socialising complex. 1,170,000 litres of steaming spring water reaching 46c still fill the bathing site every single day. The Romans thought this was mystical work of the Gods, but in fact comes from King’s Spring, a water source nearby.
No 2. Bath In Fashion
Once described as ‘in a league of its own’ by Sunday Style Times magazine, Bath in Fashion is a must-see for all those budding fashionistas. With a series of talks featuring top designers and fashion journalists, to styling and more shopping than you might be able to handle, Bath in Fashion is guaranteed to thrill. Showcasing a diverse mix of designers and style experts along with those who work behind the runways, celebrate the world of fashion in style. Running from 18 - 24 April 2016.
No 3. Victoria Art Museum. - Grayson Perry Exhibition: 'The Vanity of Small Differences'
Running until 10th April, visit Grayson Perry’s latest exhibition. Featuring a series of six very large tapestries for the BAFTA award-winning Channel 4 series, All in Possible Taste with Grayson Perry. Grayson explores the notion of British taste. Measuring 2m x 4m each, the six tapestries include many of the characters, incidents and objects which Grayson Perry met on his journeys for the TV series. Whilst you are there, why not take a look around the Victoria Art Museum which features a wonderful collection of paintings.
No 4. Jane Austen Museum
Nestled in the heart of Bath features the Jane Austen museum which celebrates her time in Bath and the influence in which the beautiful city had on her writing. Attracting thousands of visitors every year, the museum also features a regency tea room and gift shop which is perfect for souvenirs.
No 5. Bath Comedy Festival
The 8th annual Bath Comedy festival is back and bigger than ever. With over 100 events in the programme, the festival runs from 1st until 10th April. Popular faces will be returning as well as the introduction of new and upcoming comedians hitting the scene.
No 6. American Museum
Take a journey through the history of America, from its early settlers to the twentieth century. Learn all about the diverse nature of American traditions in the only American museum outside of the US.
No 7. Iford Manor
Why not take a trip to the internationally renowned Opera and Jazz Festival at Iford Manor this Spring. The award-winning garden creates magical performances under the evening sun, creating an unforgettable experience.
Zaza Banjar is the Reception Manager at Homewood Park Hotel & Spa. If you need top tips on things to do in Bath, give us a call!
Address: 4 South Parade, Bath BA2 4AB. In the centre of Bath
Tel: +44 (0)844 855 9107
Pratt's Hotel has 46 bedrooms providing everything you need for a good night’s sleep.
Address: 1 North Parade, Bath BA1 1LF
In the centre of Bath map
Allium Brasserie within the Abbey Hotel. Latest menus
Feel at home amongst Bath's fascinating history in your very own private apartment to use as a central base during your stay. Whether you're wanting to stay a weekend, a week or longer-term, the serviced apartments on offer from Citybase Apartments allow you to enjoy all the home comforts you’re used to and with a range of locations across the city, you certainly won't struggle to find something suitable.
With rates starting from just £79.99 per night, you can enjoy the luxury of your own apartment often for less than the cost of booking a hotel. Serviced apartments are ideal for all kinds of travellers, whether visiting the area alone, staying on business or just passing through and staying the night. With plenty of space to relax, apartments are an obvious alternative to hotels in Bath at any time throughout the year.Link: View apartments at (citybaseapartments.com) Tel. 0203 7014966
We run on the second Sunday of every month between 10am-4pm.
Where? - Green Park Station, Bath, BA1 1JB - Thank you for sharing.
November 13 - Remembrance Day Market
December 11 - Christmas Market
The company, which owns and operates eight hotels across Edinburgh, Dundee & London, is to develop a 177 bedroom hotel, with conference facilities, in the Bath Conservation Area. The Apex Hotel will be located in a Unesco World Heritage site, currently occupied by a vacant office building and close to tourist attractions such as the Roman Baths. Apex, owned by the Springford family, plans to begin demolishing the property. It then hopes to start constructing the hotel, with an opening time slated for autumn 2016.
Address: 8-10 Queen Street, Bath BA1 1HE map
Tel: 01225 461728
A popular hotel, situated in the heart of Bath. Harington's Hotel is within walking distance of Bath Theatre Royal, Roman Baths, and Bath Abbey. Also nearby are the Jane Austen Centre and Bath Assembly Rooms.
Address: 6-12 Queen Square, Bath BA1 2HH
Located in the city centre.
Brasserie Blanc - Adjoining the Francis Hotel, this beautiful regency building is spacious, light and airy and centrally located on Queen Square at the top end of Bath. Open every day for breakfast, we are also perfectly placed so you can pop in for coffee & a pastry when you need a break from shopping, meet friends for lunch & a glass of bubbly, or enjoy our fantastic set menu and a glass of wine before visiting the theatre or the famous Bath Spa, both of which are just 5 minutes away. If you are looking for a restaurant in Bath that serves fresh, seasonal food in the most stunning period setting then look no further than Brasserie Blanc. Tel. 01225 303860 brasserieblanc.com
47 Russell Street, Bath BA1 2QF
In the centre of Bath
16 Royal Crescent,
Bath BA1 2LS
In the centre of Bath
Lansdown Road, Bath BA1 5EH
Sydney Road, Bath BA2 6JF
Eveleigh Avenue, Bath BA1 7JD
2 miles from Bath
Brassknocker Hill, Monkton Combe, Bath BA2 7HS
2 miles from Bath map
TollBridge Road, Batheaston, Bath BA1 7DE
Tel. 01225 858 476
2 miles from Bath map
Limpley Stoke, Bath BA2 7FZ
3 miles outside of Bath
Freshford, BA2 7TB
Tel. 01225 809434
A lovely luxury country house spa hotel, located only 6 miles from beautiful Bath.
Set in 10 acres of mature parklands and award-winning gardens with gorgeous views over of the beautiful Limpley Stoke valley, Homewood Park is delightfully rural and peaceful, making it a great hotel in Bath. Step inside and you will find the house still retains many of its original features, including exposed wooden floors, antique paintings and roaring log fires, all artfully combined with stylish modern furnishings, fabrics and finishes.
The luxury hotel spa includes a hydrotherapy pool, sauna, steam room and heated outside swimming pool.
The award winning restaurant provides fine dining at the highest quality, another great reason to stay at Homewood Park. The result of this, is a great Bath hotel with a refreshing fusion of the conventional and contemporary cool and chic.
There is a wide variety of things to do in Bath and surrounding area. Bath is a World Heritage Site with some of the finest architectural sights in Europe such as the Royal Crescent, the Circus and Pulteney Bridge alongside a collection of museums and attractions including the Roman Baths, Thermae Bath Spa and Jane Austen Centre. Other things to do in Bath include enjoying many festivals - The Literature Festival, Festival of Children’s Literature, International Music Festival, Film Festival, Bath in Fashion and many more. Bath is a world class city in so many ways and the quality of accommodation is no exception. Whether you want luxury or a modest place to stay, Bath and the surrounding area is sure to meet your needs. Have a browse through our beautiful hotels on this page and also Trivago (trivago.co.uk) which has many more to choose from. - Source, Guardian Readers Travel Awards.
Why Bath is the perfect place for your romantic Valentine's Day break..
It’s full of unique experiences… Bath is the only place in the UK where you can bathe together in naturally warm spa water. The city has some very romantic hotels, featuring roaring log fires, his & her showers or your own private hot tub! The food is fantastic, with many restaurants just perfect for a romantic dinner for two. There’s so many gorgeous views – climb to the top of the magnificent Bath Abbey tower or marvel from the summit of the Skyline walk. The architecture is simply stunning, from Georgian grandeur to 2,000 year old ancient Roman ruins (which can be explored by torchlight!) When it comes to quintessentially English afternoon tea for two, Bath offers some of the best… Even getting from A to B can be romantic, with a horse drawn carriage ride for two around the city’s famous sights.
Woolley Green, Bradford on Avon, BA15 1TX
Tel. 01225 864705
On the edge of the Cotswolds, just 2 hours from London and 20 minutes from Bath.
Leigh Road West, Bradford-On-Avon, BA15 2RA
Tel. +44 (0)1225 864 885
Located in the picturesque town of Bradford on Avon.
Market Place, Radstock, BA3 3AD
Church Square, Midsomer Norton, BA3 2HX
9 miles from Bath. Located just 15 minutes from Bath and Bristol, in the market town of Midsomer Norton.
Address: Charlton Lane,
Midsomer Norton, Near Bath, BA3 4BD
9 miles from Bath.
With a 9 hole golf course and well equipped fitness centre!
Address: Castle Combe (Near Bath) Wiltshire, SN14 7HR
10 miles from Bath. A stunning 14th century Manor House nestling in 365 acres of parkland and it’s own 18-hole golf course.
Nestled alongside the Cotswold village of Castle Combe village with a choice of two venues and a breathtaking setting in the Cotswolds and close to Bath, there is no more idyllic or romantic a setting in which to celebrate your marriage.
Address: St. James's Parade, Bath BA1 1UH
We've restored an entire Georgian terrace to create a range of stunning studio, one and two bedroom apartments, so it's a truly unique and special SACO living experience. sacoapartments.com
The city of Bath is often described as one of the best places in England to take a romantic break and it’s easy to see why; stunning architecture, luxurious accommodation, unique shops, and top spa facilities await couples looking for that perfect place to enjoy a romantic getaway. Here is just a taster of the things Bath has to offer for those who want to spoil their special someone.
With three quarters of the hotels in Bath offering four poster beds, there is no shortage of excellent accommodation in and around the city and with prior arrangement, many will lay on extras such as flowers, chocolates or champagne in the room on arrival for that special occasion. Enjoy some of the luxurious accommodation that the city has to offer for an extra special stay. Book into the 5 Star Royal Crescent Hotel set in the centre of the city’s architectural masterpiece or stay at the Queensberry Hotel – a stylish, boutique hotel just a stone’s throw away from all the major attractions.
Tea in the stunning Pump Room with the string quartet playing in the background is like stepping back in time, to the romance of Bath’s Georgian heyday. The Pump Room, the social heart of Bath for 200 years, is the place to taste the waters which have played such an important role in the city’s history since Roman times. Take advantage of the tempting afternoon tea menu with options like Champagne Afternoon Tea or Celebration Champagne Tea.
Naughty but nice
Temptation is all around you as you amble through the charming streets of Bath. Flower stalls with red roses, handmade chocolates, silky underwear and more are available in specialist and designer stores throughout the city. Bath’s reputation as a fashionable city is due mainly to its vibrant retail scene with a high level of independent shops offering opportunities to find special souvenirs and indulge in some retail therapy.
Bath has a vibrant restaurant scene with a huge choice of eateries from Indian to Italian and Mediterranean to Moroccan; there is something for everyone, including a wealth of inviting restaurants to get all starry eyed and have an intimate candlelit meal. For a special occasion where better than Sotto Sotto, an award-winning Italian restaurant set in the vaults underneath one of Bath’s city-centre streets offering romantic places to hide away to enjoy an intimate dinner for two.
Since Roman times, Bath has been a place to relax and unwind thanks to its unique thermal water. Where better to enjoy some time out together than at the Thermae Bath Spa where you can wallow in naturally warm water or enjoy a special treatment for two. Choose the Couples Aroma Hot Oil Massage or Couples Traditional Massage and have a massage together in the same treatment room with two therapists.
Stroll hand in hand
Stroll hand in hand along the streets of Bath to explore the amazing architecture the city is renowned for. Or head to the many parks and gardens within the city and charming countryside around Bath. The National Trust Skyline Walk is a six mile circuit of the city with magnificent views and benches for romantic moments. Or a stroll along the Kennet and Avon Canal is easy walking on the flat out to the George Inn at Bathampton or beyond. There are numerous country pubs with welcoming roaring fires and cosy corners to reward romantic walkers with a wholesome pub lunch.
Relive the romantic novel
With two of Jane Austen’s published novels set in Bath, the Jane Austen Centre is a popular attraction, but for something different, take a stroll along Gravel Walk, made famous in her novel Persuasion, or download the free mp3 audio tour - ‘in the footsteps of Jane Austen’.
A place to propose
Being such a romantic city, Bath isn’t short on places to propose. Pop the question on the tranquil Palladian Bridge in Prior Park Landscape Gardens or in front of the iconic Royal Crescent. Thermae Bath Spa is one of the most romantic settings in Bath. Open until 10pm, you can enjoy a moonlit dip in the open-air rooftop pool overlooking the beautiful city. For total intimacy the stand-alone Cross Bath - fed by its own natural hot spring - can be hired for exclusive use. Or why not book a hot air balloon flight and toast your future together with a bottle of Champagne on board. For an unusual location, head to the very top of Bath Abbey’s tower in the centre of the city - offering stunning panoramic views of Bath.