People often don’t realise that Bath is actually part of the Cotswolds and it is a beautiful destination that never fails to delight. A place of wellbeing since Roman times, the waters still attract visitors today, but they are not the only draw. The city is packed full of outstanding independent shops, stunning Cotswold holiday accommodation, an eclectic collection of interesting museums and galleries, entertainment in the form of festivals, theatre, music and sport, alongside a selection of great bars, restaurants, pubs and cafes. This makes it the perfect place to let a holiday home in Bath.Read More
Art and history lovers will delight in the many galleries and museums in the city. From the Freud and Minton displays at the Victoria Art Gallery, to exploring the life of William Herschel at the Herschel Museum of Astronomy or delighting at the clothing at the Fashion Museum, you will definitely need more than one day to immerse yourself in the many cultural delights.
Then if your Fashion Museum visit leaves you feeling inspired then wander through the Artisan Quarter and the Upper City to take in the wonderful collection of independent shops packed with unique, hand-crafted fashions and gifts. Then a trip down Milsom Street is a must where you will find top fashion designers alongside quirky retailers and more mainstream department stores are centred around Milsom Place – a lively courtyard perfect for shopping and grabbing a bite to eat. Back in 2009 the city’s shopping scene further enhanced with SouthGate – a lively shopping centre which is home to over 50 popular stores from well known brands such as Next, Apple and Urban Outfitters.
Shoppers and culture vultures all need to stop and refuel, and in Bath you will most definitely not go hungry. When the weather allows many of the city’s restaurants, pubs and bars have outdoor seating such as The Pantry & Terrace at The Bath Priory where you can enjoy lunch or dinner overlooking the award-winning gardens. Or, for a more relaxed atmosphere head over to the friendly city-centre pub, The Cork, complete with two bars and a terrace for drinking and dining. By day the city is packed full of cafes and tearooms serving the local sweet delicacy Bath buns alongside outstanding snacks and delightful afternoon teas. By night, the independent restaurant scene springs in to life offering everything from Nepalese to Japanese to European cuisine. Music lovers should book a dinner table at Green Park Brasserie where you can enjoy dinner with live jazz, funk, soul and swing Wednesday through to Saturday evenings.
Last but not least, no trip to Bath would be complete without a tour of the Roman Baths on the site of the original ancient baths. Not only can you walk on the original Roman pavements but the onsite museum is home to thousands of archaeological finds including the Roman ruins of the Temple of Sulis Minerva. And whilst you can’t take a dip in these original Roman Baths, you could treat yourself to a two-hour spa session at the nearby Thermae Bath Spa and relax like a Roman!