With its breathtaking Georgian architecture surrounded by the rolling green Somerset hills, Bath is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful, fun and fascinating holiday destinations in the UK. Here we share our top tips and insider knowledge to help you plan your Bath city break, weekend getaway, family holiday or perhaps much longer stay.
Combining history and culture with all the hustle and bustle of a thriving modern city, Bath is perfect for a romantic getaway, weekend break with friends or a family holiday.
All our beautiful self catering properties in Bath and the South West are within an easy stroll of the centres making them ideal locations from which to explore everything the city has to offer.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the city is best known for its Roman-built thermal baths from which it takes its name, and which attract hundreds of thousands of visitors every year.
It is also celebrated for its amazing array of Regency properties crafted from Bath stone such as the iconic Royal Crescent, the Circus and Pump Room all built when the city was a fashionable spa town. Jane Austen, who lived in Bath in the early 19th century, used it as the setting in a number of her novels and it still attracts Jane Austen enthusiasts from all over the world to the Jane Austen Centre and annual Jane Austen Festival.
As a prosperous modern city, Bath boasts an array of fantastic shops, restaurants, bars and cafes. Visitors can choose from a great range of museums, galleries and attractions including the Holburne Museum, the Fashion Museum and Victoria Art Gallery. The city boasts two successful theatres and is the setting for numerous music, literature, art and food festivals throughout the year. It is home to two universities and one of Britain’s most famous rugby clubs, Bath Rugby.
So, whether you want to soak up some culture at one of the museums, hit the shops or just fancy a quiet walk along the River Avon to one of the city’s beautiful parks, Bath will not disappoint.