Situated in Somerset in the southwest of England, the city of Bath is a uniquely wonderful destination with its amazing architecture, quirky shops, diverse cultural entertainment and of course its iconic historical attractions which has seen Bath declared as a world heritage site. With its luxurious hotels and picturesque charms, Bath is a great place to escape for a weekend city break, be it romantic or just as an opportunity to relax. As well as all the the things to do in the City of Bath itself, the surrounding area is home to some of the south of England’s most popular tourist attractions making Bath an ideal destination for a family friendly break.
Tourism is one of Baths major industries with nearly four million visitors a year. As such accommodation, dining and entertainment are all very well catered for with a wide variety of options for whatever kind of short break you are looking for. The city is a popular destination all year round and so is always in season, you don’t have to worry about having a shortage of things to see and do once the summer months are over. The city has a rich Roman history, the foundation of a lot of the attractions available. The modern city is largely Georgian, owing to its popularity as a tourist destination even centuries ago. As a result of its diverse history Bath really is a beautiful city architecturally, from the reconstructed Roman baths, the stunning Medieval Bath Abbey through to the Georgian grandeur of The Circus and The Royal Crescent, there is barely a single concrete eyesore to be seen throughout the whole city.
If you are visiting Bath on a romantic break or just to unwind you’ll never be short of options. The city has a host of restaurants as well as theatres and spa days. If you just want to unwind in peace then the landscaped gardens of Prior Park define picturesque. The close by Peto Gardens at Iford Manor also provide some of the best landscaping and gardens the country has to offer. Running through the city is the River Avon, a boat trip makes for a perfect lazy summer meander and a great way to soak up a few of the many sights the city has to offer. Families are also well catered for in Bath with plenty of child friendly hotels and attractions available. In the city, the Roman Baths make a fantastic family day out with the immaculately preserved remains providing a fun and fascinating way to learn about the history of the city and absorb some of Bath’s Roman heritage. The well known Longleat Safari Park is also located close by with more than enough to keep the kids occupied all day long.
Bath is located less than 100 miles from London and is easily accessible via the M4. The city is also well served by rail and with Bristol Airport close by. There are plenty of travel options available to get to Bath quickly and cheaply for a weekend city break. If you are planning on sticking to the city centre, the majority of the attractions are within walking distance of each other so if you can avoid bringing a car it is advisable to avoid traffic and parking issues. Accommodation is varied with a host of Hotels and even more B&B’s, there is a great choice available to suit any budget and taste. Whatever the type of weekend city break you are looking for, you can rest assured the beautiful City of Bath will cater to your needs for the perfect short break.