City Breaks: Bath
Your airbnb is booked, you’ve got your transport sorted, now all you need to do is plan you want to do when you get to Bath.
Let us help you out, from wonderful places to visit, to the best cafes, check out our city break guide to Bath.
WHAT TO SEE/DO:
THE ROMAN BATHS
A must-do if you are heading to Bath on a city break. The Roman Baths are one of the finest historic sites in Northern Europe and are a lovely pitstop on your tour of the city.
Adult tickets start from around £17 and include an audioguide in one of twelve languages, a public guided tour and the opportunity to try the natural Spa water at the end of your visit. It’s well worth a visit!
THE ROYAL CRESCENT
Experience some of Bath’s most beautiful architecture by strolling up to the Royal Crescent, it’s about a 15 minute walk from the Roman Baths. Built in 1774, the stunning row of 30 terraced houses laid out in a sweeping crescent is among the greatest examples of Georgian architecture to be found in the United Kingdom.
If you are willing to really splash out on your visit to Bath, you can even stay in the 5 star Royal Crescent Hotel, rooms start from £360 per night.
THERMAE BATH SPA
Unwind after a long day of sightseeing at the beautiful Thermae Bath Spa. A 2 hour spa session will allow you to relax in two spectacular baths, fed by the naturally warm, mineral-rich waters and in their new multi-sensory Wellness Suite. Head to the open-air rooftop pool to enjoy spectacular views over the City of Bath and surrounding hills.
Tickets start from £35 per person and we advise you get there early, particularly on weekends when the queue is out the door.
WHERE TO EAT:
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This laid-back little place is our favourite brunch spot in Bath. You can enjoy anything from a Full English to eggs any way you want them to delicious french toast, all made from scratch on the premises by Head Chef Tom and his team.
Their famous breakfast and brunch menu is served every day until 3.30pm (4pm on weekends) and everything on the menu is fairly priced.
If traditional Italian food is your go-to, then you must check out Martini restaurant. From delicious stone baked pizzas, to homemade pastas to deliciously sauced meat and poultry dishes, the menu boasts lots of options for the whole family. Wash it all down with Italian wine and finish things off with naughty but nice tiramisu.
We advise you book online if you are heading there on a Saturday night, because it’s extremely popular!
WHERE TO DRINK:
THE GRIFFIN INN
If you’re looking for good pub grub and a pint, you must check out The Griffin Inn. On a nice sunny day, sit outside on the array of benches and take in the beautiful city of Bath. A new owner has given the pub, which was first established way back in 1730, a sympathetic facelift and now it looks absolutely stunning.
Just five minutes walk away from The Royal Crescent, The Chequers has been serving visitors to Bath and locals alike since 1776 award winning, inventive British food in a welcoming pub atmosphere.
If you happen to be in Bath over the weekend, be sure to head to the Chequers for a delicious Sunday roast, choose from beef, chicken, pork or nut roast served with all the trimmings.
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