THE ULTIMATE WEEKEND GUIDE TO BATH, ENGLAND￼
The Somerset city of Bath is known for its thermal springs, Palladian townhouses, sweeping honey hued crescents, and one of the great classic writers, Jane Austen. A quintessential city filled with culture, the arts, a growing foodie scene blends seamlessly with its Roman reminders and wool industry in the Middle Ages. A weekend guide to Bath highlights how Bath is one of the most spellbinding cities to explore with a plethora of things to discover, which makes it such a special place, This weekend guide to Bath aims to give inspiration on the best places to stay as well as things to do, see and restaurants and cafes that will be sure to come in useful for your visit to this historic city.
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- Bath: A Short History
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- How to Get Around Bath
- When to Visit Bath
- How Long to Plan your Bath Visit
- The Best Things to do in Bath
- Where to Stay in Bath
- Luxury Hotels
- Bed & Breakfast
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Weekend Guide to Bath: A Short History
I really believe I shall always be talking of Bath, when I am at home again–I do like it so very much…. Oh! Who can ever be tired of Bath?”jane austen Northanger abbey
Austen fans will be familiar with her writings about Bath in Northanger Abbey and just how accurate it is once it has been experienced.
Legend has it that king of the Britons, Bladud, father of King Lear, started off the bathing by means of his four-legged friends, pigs. He has said to have cured his pigs of leprosy in the hot springs, thus founded Bath in 863 BC.
Since then people have travelled from all over to recuperate in these said to be healing waters.
From the Romans, who named Bath, Aquae Silus to the elite society folk of King George III reign, Bath was the place to be seen, especially if you were in search of a husband. This included locations like The Pump Rooms, where Austen herself and Charles Dickens took afternoon tea, The Assembly Rooms where the likes of Austen would have attended many a waltz amongst many of the finest eligible bachelors, or even the Sydney Gardens, which provided the perfect backdrop for courtship walks.
Founded by the Romans, Bath became an important centre of the wool industry in the Middle Ages after which the reigns of King George I, II and III developed the city into an elegant town featuring the neoclassical architecture we associate with Bath today and how harmoniously both blend, intertwined with literature and art. Development during the times have always centred around the thermal baths and the temple of Minerva Sulis located in the Roman Baths, at the epicentre of the cities highlights.
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Weekend Guide to Bath: How to Reach the City
- Car: Always the most convenient way to reach Bath, would be to drive. It can be accessed via both M4 or M5 Motorways. From London the drive would take approximately 80 minutes and the Midlands around 2.5-3 hours in off peak times. There are several well-priced car parks around the city and many hotels have permitted car parking, which you can organise with them directly.
- Train: This has to be the most convenient way to reach Bath after driving of course, from all over the country, as it has direct routes to and from the South in particular with routes in the north requiring a change or two, sit back and relax and enjoy your journey with little hassle and let the like of Trainline take care of route planning.
- Coach: National Express journeys are generally affordable and easy to jump on a bus from most locations in the UK.
- Plane: The closest airports to Bath is Bristol (BRS) Airport which is 15.2 miles away. Other nearby airports include Birmingham (BHX) (79.6 miles), London Heathrow (LHR) (83 miles), London Luton (LTN) (92.6 miles) and London Gatwick (LGW) (96.9 miles). Search for your flights to ensure best rates.
Weekend Guide to Bath: How to Get Around the City
Walking around Bath is the most convenient way of getting around the city. You’ll find that cars and buses cannot gain access to the cobbled stone streets and monuments. The majority of things you’ll want to see and do are located within a compact space and for more hilly locations, local buses are regular, every 20 minutes into the city centre.
Weekend Guide to Bath: When to Visit
The locals would recommend anytime between September-October as the quirky lanes and landmarks are quiter and can be enjoyed without the crowds and queues, less tourist day trip buses as well as having access to the best dining spots without booking too much in advance. The weather is pretty mild too so you can enjoy the outdoor spaces.
Be-lavie would also recommend going during the festive season when a full on Christmas village style market lines the streets as well the twinkle of classy lights and mistle-toe glistening against the Georgian facades, makes for a beautiful backdrop.
Bath really can be a year round destination, depending upon what you plan to do but bare in mind summer will always be very busy.
How Long to Plan your Bath Visit
The length of time spent here depends on what you plan to do. A long weekend or two-three nights is perfect to give you plenty of time to visit all the points of interest in a leisurely manner including maybe some day trips to Bradford upon-Avon and Bristol. It’s also a great length of time to hang-out at some of the local food and drink establishments.
The Ultimate Weekend Guide to Bath
There is much to do and see in Bath and one of the things that is apparent form the outset is the focus the city puts on sustainability. Many of the recommendations featured support local independent businesses but also keep the city’s heritage alive via visitors.
A place of Christian worship for well over a thousand years and now a popular place to visit for both worshippers and visitors, Bath Abbey takes prime position in the centre adjacent to the Roman Baths.
Bound in layers of history and stunning architecture, the church most definitely dominates its surroundings and is a memorable visit. It’s free to enter however a donation of £2 is welcome.
The Abbey is an extraordinary example of Norman perpendicular Gothic architecture dating back to the Anglo-Saxon period.
Be-lavie Tip: Join the tower tour, running every hour from 10:00-16:00. Fee of £10 per person.
A highlight of visiting the Abbey is to climb the 212 steps up the tower with a stop halfway, including a stop in the bell chamber. Once at the top, stand behind the clock face and absorb the best views of the city, only experienced by a few. If visiting during the festive season, enjoy a mulled wine as you experience panoramic views of bath. Quite a unique Rooftop with drinks!
- Location: In between Pulteney Bridge and Thermae Bath Spa. Bath. BA1
The Roman Baths
If there is one thing you do in Bath, make the Roman Baths be that thing!
These baths are one of the most well-preserved in the world and house the gilt bronze head of the goddess Sulis Minerva – which is deemed one of its treasures. The baths are like a beautifully constructed museum whereby you walk around each section with an informative audio-guide. You’ll see artefacts and videos of the Romans and their bathing rituals, archaeological excavations of the original baths as well as models depicting the vastness of this entire site. On selected days there are actors dressed who will be happy to have a chat with you and tell you some jestful stories as you pass them by.
Be-lavie Tip: Adult tickets cost around £17:50 (weekdays) and to complete the whole audio tour, you’ll need around two hours, comfortably. Be careful walking around the baths as there can be a loose surface underfoot.
- Location: Abbey Churchyard, Bath BA1 1LZ
The Pump Room
If you decide upon having afternoon tea in Bath, the most exquisite location is at The Pump Rooms. Here you can dine like a Georgian aristocrat in the grand room overlooking the Roman Baths.
Jane Austen. Charles Dickens and other aristocracy and elite society members dined in this building in their fine attire, complete with entertainment whilst sipping on the therapeutic waters of the springs.
Today sit back whilst you make your way through the tiers of savoury, sweet and bottomless teas whilst being serenaded by a live piano ensemble.
- Location: Searcys at the Pump Room, Stall St, Bath BA1 1LZ
Being one of only four bridges in the world with shops on it, the others being in Florence, Pulteney Bridge is quite the Bath landmark. It was built in 1769 over the River Avon with a weir beneath it. Boat trips can be booked from here to explore otherwise a walk along the bridge is a great way to spend a leisurely afternoon. Artisan shops such as bakeries, florists and copious restaurants can be found on the road the bridge sits on.
- Location: Bridge St, Bath BA2 4AT
Thermae Bath Spa
As it is no longer possible to bathe in the Roman Baths healing waters, the Thermae Bath Spa offers an array of packages to help with health and wellbeing.
The rooftop thermal pool with incredible panoramic city views is one of the most relaxing ways to experience a Bath constitution. You will also find steam rooms, an ice chamber and an array of pre-bookable treatments available with the added treat of being able to enjoy dinner in your bath robe at the on-site restaurant.
- Location: The Hetling Pump Room, Hot Bath Street, Bath BA1 1SJ
Originally called, King’s Circus is made up of Grade 1 listed townhouses. It is said that The Circus is joined to the Royal Crescent by a ley-line, and that their design represents the sun and the moon.
The Crescent is notable for being home to a few celebrities including Nicholas Cage and Johnny Depp. But also the artist Thomas Gainsborough, who lived at No 17 between 1259-1774.
Be-lavie Tip: Stand in the middle of The Circus and hear exactly where everything you say makes an echo.
- Location: The Circus, Bath, BA1 2EU
The Royal Crescent
A world-renowned icon, The Royal Crescent is a fine example of Georgian architecture and is one of the reasons Bath was awarded UNESCO World Heritage Status in 1987.
The Crescent comprising of a row of four storey-terrace houses laid in a Crescent Shape.
Visit No 1 Royal Crescent, which is now a museum resembling a Georgian Townhouse and a representation of how the wealthy once lived in this area.
- Locations: Royal Crescent, Bath BA1 2LS
The Holburne Museum
When in Bath, The Holburne Museum is another one of those must-visit places. Starting life as a Georgian villa hotel, it is now home to some impressive 17th and 18th century British artworks by the likes of Sir William Hulburne and Thomas Hoare. The museum is free to enter although donations are always welcome and are much appreciated.
Be sure to stay and enjoy a spot of lunch or a snack in the café to the rear of the museum with views of Sydney
- Locations: Great Pulteney Street, Bathwick, Bath BA2 4DB
Behind the Holburn Museum are the Sydney Gardens, the oldest park in Bath, where you can walk up the incline, admire the river and imagine this as being a place where the elite once were entertained with public breakfasts, orchestral performances and even fireworks.
- Location: Sydney Place, Bathwick, Bath BA2 6NH
The Assembly Rooms & The Fashion Museum
Another epi-centre of Georgian socialite life, was The Assembly Rooms. The beautiful chandelier, pillared balconies are synonymous of a venue that held balls where eligible men and women would dance in anticipation of courtship and marriage as an end goal.
Today on the ground floor of the Assemble Rooms is The Fashion Museum with a display of contemporary and historic dress. The crux of the displays is to chart the history of Bath through objects and clothes. The Museum is open every day and tickets start at £8.55 for adults.
National Trust Membership holders can enter for free on production of a valid card.
- Location: Bennett Street, Bath BA1 2QH
Most definitely a local secret, Prior Park, and it’s no wonder as this is an 18th century magical garden paradise. It’s located on a hill and can make a great walk out of the city of Bath, with beautiful unparalleled views of the rolling hills, not to mention those Georgian honey due rooftops and facades.
The star of the show at Priory Park, is the Palladian Bridge and mansion set against the most idyllic pastoral backdrop. It was originally designed by Ralph Allen in 1734 to flash his wealth and now it seems that very stone is featured in every house in Bath.
- Location: Ralph Allen Dr, Bath BA2 5AH
National Trust Membership holders can enter and park for free on production of a valid card.
On the summit of the wooded hillside to the south of Bath city centre lies Alexandra Park, a great space for walks and connecting with nature but with some pretty impressive views over the city of Bath. It’s 11 acres of tranquillity and can be accessed by foot via Jacob’s Ladder or Shakespeare Avenue. If you’re driving, there is also parking available with a small fee.
Shopping In Bath
If you’re a fan of independent shops and cute and quirky artefacts, the best place to go and support local is Milson Street. Pricier independent shops and boutiques can also be found on the Pulteney Bridge itself.
For shopping needs, the best things to do is walk the side streets and cobble-stoned streets and discover the numerous bakeries, cafes, delis, independents, from clothing through to artefacts to boutique.
A few shopping spots that may be of interest in Bath:
- Walcot Street and Artisan Area (Bath’s artisan quarter since the 1960’s)
- Upper City – George street, Bartlett Street and Marlborough Buildings (Independent retailers)
- SouthGate (Big fashion brands and multi-national cuisine spots)
- Green Park Station (Saturday farmer’s market and Sunday Flea market)
The Guild Hall is an indoor market filled with some interesting stalls. The Guildhall Market is housed in a beautiful building being established since 1284.
For fresh produce the Guild Hall is recommended as it has a market selling speciality teas, wild boar pate, fresh fruit and Veg. Along with craft stalls, leather goods, books and pet stalls. For cheese lovers head to Nibbles Cheese to sample some local and international delights as well as Bath Leather Goods that have the most beautiful leather accessories.
- Location: High Street, Bath, BA2 9EQ
The re-creation of an eighteenth century town garden behind 4 Circus was the first project of its kind to have taken place in Britain. The skills of the archivist, archaeologist and garden historian have together produced an authentic town garden to add to Bath’s existing Georgian attractions its unique urban landscape and the restored house interior at No.1 Royal Crescent.
- Location: Bath BA1 2EW
The Jane Austen Centre
The Jane Austen CentreActivity Spotlight
Literary fans of the life and works of the lady herself, cannot miss The Jane Austen Centre.
The centre offers well thought out experience of life in the Regency times from fashion, food and society that may have been the inspiration behind Austen’s novels. :This is definitely worth adding to your weekend guide to Bath list, especially for all literature fans, who love the works of Jane Austen.
The centre delves into how Bath as a city impacted novels such as Northanger Abbey and Persuasion. It is housed in a classical, Georgian townhouse where your experience starts with a warm welcome from a knowledgeable guide whereby you are introduced to Austen’s world, from a short biography to learning of her family tree and books. You are then free to wander through the rest of the exhibition on the ground floor at your own pace.
The history captured and projected at the centre makes for a great experience. Stand beside a life size model of Mr Darcy in Pride & Prejudice and try on one of the many period costumes available from bonnets, shawls, fans, grand dresses, and top hats. Have fun and snap some photos of your visit with the help of the friendly guides and staff. You will find them too in period dress and very helpful in answering all your queries.
Try your hand at quill pen writing as one of the interactive activates offered and finally marvel the life-size wax-work statue of Jane Austen at the end of the exhibition. The waxwork took three years to create headed by an experienced sculptor and forensic artist based on eyewitness descriptions and sketches by Cassandra Austen’s older sister. A truly poignant end to the visit to be able to see how Austen would’ve looked like, before her early death, aged 41.
After the exhibition, visit the on-site gift shop for some truly original gifts or head up to the Regency Tea Rooms to experience a delicious afternoon tea and reminisce your time getting up close and personal with this marvellous Jane Austen life exhibition.
Entry costs £12.50 for adults, £5.50 for children and includes the tour as well as a Souvenir Guide to take away.
- Location: 40 Gay Street, Bath, United Kingdom, BA1 2NT.
Day Trips from Bath
If you’re in Bath and have a few extra days or certainly feel like taking a wider look at the day trips to the surrounding area, why not head to the most pre-historic monument in the world, Stonehenge, or the train to Bristol, which is only a 20-minute train journey away and see the Banksy art walking trail or even the Bristol Museum and Art gallery.
Or how about the cute town of Bradford Upon Avon. It is located on the edge of the Cotswolds on the River Avon and has an ancient bridge in the centre of the town. The historical view from the main bridge incorporates the hill above the town which is dotted with the old weavers’ cottages and the river bank flanked with the 19th-century former cloth mills. English Heritage members can enjoy a number of activities
Weekedn Guide to Bath: Where to Stay
Bath has a huge collection of hotel styles and budgets to suit every taste from luxury Georgian house splendours to mid-range family establishments as well as budget ranges.
The Queensberry Hotel
The Queensberry Hotelhotel spotlight
Beautifully positioned in he finest part of town, sits the Queensberry Hotel, Bath. Run by a Mr & Mrs team and their attentive staff, this is a boutique hotel with character, glamour, individuality and impeccable service. Think the most elegant of bedrooms, decadent but comfy lounges and a bar that oozes Art Deco. This is a truly memorable staycation spot.
Luxurious impeccable service and bold individual style is waiting to greet you at The Queensberry Hotel. A characterful Georgian townhouse set in the centre of Bath, with lashings of class and perfectly located to enjoy all of the city’s glory.
The supremely elegantly decorated rooms range from club, great for solo travellers right up to superior, junior, and double suites. Sit in the lounge and enjoy the complementary beverages provided with a newspaper or relax in one of the other club rooms or even enjoy a tipple in the bar, which you may wish to extend into the back walled garden.
This is as comfortable and perfect as things can get. Breakfast is also a fine affair at The Queensberry with locally sourced ingredients, made to order in the most relaxing space.
Grab some fresh air in the walled garden with a cosy blanket or two…
The Queensberry is also home to the only Michelin Starred restaurant in Bath. The Olive Tree (see further down)which serves up the most exquisite cuisine by Chef Chris Cleghorn and his team.
- Location: Russell Street. Bath. BA1 2QF. Website:
The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa
Located near the iconic Crescent, The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa is most definitely about the luxe! This is an elegant five star hotel deep in history dating back well over 250 years. If you love all things luxe, then this where you’ll be splashing out!
Stunning lush, landscaped gardens, an on-site wellbeing spa and gym means you have it all. Not to mention the traditionally 18th century styled bedrooms featuring the usual modern comforts; WIFI and TV of course. You will be pampered for sure!
- Location: 16 Royal Crescent, Bath BA1 2LS Website
Bed & Breakfast
Annabelles Guest House
One of the best B&B experiences in the city is most definitely Anabelle’s Guest House.
Situated near the Roman Baths, this accommodation is in an excellent location within easy reach of Bath Abbey, Pulteney Bridge and The Circus. The rooms are cute and clean and equipped with a wardrobe, TV and complimentary toiletries.
A hearty continental breakfast is an added extra and well worth the money at £4 per person.
- Location: 6 Manvers St, Bath BA1 1JQ. Website.
YHA Bath Hostel
For budget travellers, backpackers or those wishing to concentrate their money on experiences, The YHA Hostel may be for you.
This Italian style mansion comprising of private gardens, laundry facilities and a restaurant are comfortable, clean and a great option in the city. Each morning, guests can enjoy a hearty breakfast as well as a home-cooked evening meal. If you enjoy cooking, guests can also have the option of using the shared-kitchen facilities.
YHA Hostel has a communal TV large room with views out to the gardens and a bar area serving some great drinks. WIFI is also free throughout the public areas.
- Location: Bathwick Hill, Bathwick, Bath BA2 6LA. Website
Weekend Guide to Bath: Food & Drinks
With Bath’s association to the British elite society, came the vast array of varying cuisine including local delicacies to global dishes, providing visitors with a taste of classical yet historical dishes but also those wonderful foods that provide such a mix of melting pot flavours. Bath has it all for Foodies
If you’re looking for local delicacies, add these to your taste list:
- Bath Buns (Sweetened dough which is covered in sugar and currants)
- Bath Oliver Biscuits (the perfect accompaniment to cheese)
- Bath Chaps (One for the brave, pork tongue encased in port cheek and marinated in brine and herbs and rolled in breadcrumbs).
- Bath Soft Cheese.
A Weekend Guide to Bath: Where to Eat
It is impressive to see a huge range of eating establishments using many locally sourced and seasonal ingredients featuring smaller small plate menus and food cooked to order. Truly a progressive initiative.
The Olive Tree
Known for being one of Bath’s longest established independent restaurants, The Olive Tree – located below the individualistic Queensberry Hotel on Russel Street – was awarded its first Michelin Star in 2018. This distinction is in addition to the restaurant’s 3 AA Rosette status.
Booking in advance, this means months in advance is recommended for this sumptuous establishment, Chef Chris Cleghorn and his team ensure the most impeccable dining experience with exceptional vegetarian options too.
- Location: The Queensberry Hotel, Russel Street, Bath, BA1 2QF. Website
Sally Lunn’s Eating House
Legend has it that Sally Lynn, a Huguenot refugee, who arrived in Bath in 1680 and spent her days working in a bakery where she produced the now famous Sally Lunn Bun. The bun is light and fluffy, a little like a mix of bread and cake, almost brioche like and is served filled with a medley of fillings.
Sally Lunn’s Eating House serves this local favourite as well as afternoon tea, breakfast, lunch and dinner with the menus featuring local and authentic dishes. The building housing Sally Lunns is one of the very oldest houses in Bath with a kitchen museum in the basement, worth a visit. It shows the original kitchen where Sally Lunn cooked.
Be-lavie Recommendation: cheese and bacon or brie and cranberries.
- Location: 4 North Parade, Passage, Bath BA1 1NX. Website
The Pump Room Restaurant
Take a seat in the grand surroundings and enjoy a delicious meal and sample the spa water from the fountain. You’ll also be serenaded by The Pump Room’s Trio or resident pianist. The afternoon tea is an exquisite affair with a selection of fine teas, fizz and beautifully made savoury and sweet collections.
During your visit to the Pump Room you can try the hot spa water at the fountain. It contains 43 minerals and has a rather unusual taste!
Spa water has been used for curative purposes for two thousand years. Originally treatments involved bathing in the hot waters, then in the late 17th Century drinking spa water also came to be a recognised treatment for certain conditions. Today we use the hot spa water to heat the Roman Baths and Pump Room site in winter.
Having afternoon tea at the Pump Room Restaurant is a bit of a constitution and is a must-do for any weekend guide to Bath itinerary.
- Location: Searcys at the Pump Room, Stall St, Bath BA1 1LZ. Website
A vegetarian and vegan restaurant and grocer, Oak Restaurant serves brunch, lunch coffee and dinner as well as specialising in organic, biodynamic and low interventional ingredients.
The veg here not only tastes great but comes from land that has been farmed properly. There’s also an impressive wine collection, which comprises of wines coming from their small chemical free gardens just outside Bath.
With an ever-changing menu to match the available produce, prepare to enjoy a five course tasting feast or pick and mix from a medley of small plates.
- Location: 2 North Parade, Bath BA1 1NX. Website
Be-lavie Recommnedations: onion and thyme arancini with crushed peas and garlic, potatoes pave wth sauteed mushrooms, and white onion veloute or a delicious soup of the day with crusty sourdough. The wine is also a must!
Comptoir + Cuisine
The story behind Comptoir = Cuisine restaurant starts with four friends united by their love for champagne and cheese.
The mission here is to enjoy the versatility of Grower (varieties by independent producers who are passionate in following the traditional methods of artisanal wine making) champagne and cheese, which can most certainly be enjoyed at any time of year!
The perfect place for date night or to share a medley of French inspired small plates, showcasing local produce and the best products France has to offer.
Be-lavie recommendations include the Camembert with garlic and herbs, sweet potato fries with smoked ketchup, Padron peppers, portobello mushroom Stroganoff on toast and end with the fondant chocolate with ice-cream. Sip on one of the many suggested champagnes by the glass!
- Location: 5, Princes Buildings, Bath BA1 2EJ Website
Regency Tea Room
For a quintessentially British afternoon tea experience, The Regency Tea Rooms is just the thing for you.
Located on the top floor of The Jane Austen Centre, the tea rooms ooze a period atmosphere where even the staff are dressed in regency fashion and the menu serves cakes, sandwiches, scones and toasties named after Austen’s characters. A nice touch for the Austen fans amongst the crowd!
The tearooms have a few popular favourites, should you wish to oblige, the ‘Tea with Mr Darcy’, ‘Lady’s Afternoon Tea’ and ‘Crawford’s Crumpets’.
- Location: 40 Gay St, Bath BA1 2NT. Website
The Cornish Bakery
A familiar stop, but located across the way from The Pump Room, The Cornish Bakery serves up fantastic treats and anytime snack options including Toasties, rarebits, ham & cheese croissants, tortillas, savoury scones, and ham hock rolls alongside Cornish pasties and viennoiseries and cheese straws.
Oh and the smooth coffee is definitely one to remember.
Be-lavie Recommendations: The vegetarian Cornish pastry, the almond croissants and Pastel de Nata are pretty darn fine!
- Location: 7 Abbey Churchyard, Bath BA1 1LY. Website
Pop into Chandos Deli for a coffee and you’ll want to stay to try everything on the deli menu and take most of it home. This Italian deli not only makes fantastic coffee but stocks a great range of Italian deli food from hams, cheeses, pastas, sauces and so much more. They also have a great range of sandwiches, pastries, and baked goods to tuck into. One to drop by for lunch or breakfast.
- Location: 12 George St, Bath BA1 2EH
A Weekend Guide to Bath: Where to Drink
A great evening spot, Sub 13 has been named Bath’s best and premier cocktail Bar, featuring leather booths and is perfect for a girls night out in the city.
They run cocktail making and gin masterclasses with VIP areas available, 2 -4-1 cocktails and DJ’s to suit all music genres, this would be a great place to dance the night away with your ladies!
- Location: 4 Edgar Buildings, Bath BA1 2EE. Website
Corkage Chapel Row
As well as being an independent Wine bar and bottle shop, Corkage also is a restaurant specialising in local dishes, esepcilly small plates made from locally sourced produce. Corkage is located just off Queens Street and stocks some of the most exquisite wines from around the world.
- Location: Chapel Row. 5 Chapel Row, Bath BA1 1HN. Website
The French word for Vineyard is Le Vignoble. Here they offer a business lounge, retail experience as well as education on their wines. A non-pretentious venue that provide you with the wines that your palette adores, provides for a great philosophy here as you let the star of your visit be the wine which comes with great recommendations and expertise.
A truly lovely wine bar that focusses on small producers and many unusual wines and introducing you to some great options.
- Location: 12-13 Milsom St, Bath BA1 1BZ. Website
Weekend Guide to Bath: 3 Day Itinerary
- Arrival Day/Check into hotel
- Book morning visit to The Roman Baths
- Have a walk around Pulteney Bridge
- Lunch at the famous Sally Lunn’s Eating House
- Visit Bath Abbey and head up the tower for beautiful views of the city
- Mooch around The Circus and The Crescent
- Book into the Thermae Bath Spa to relax before dinner
- Have dinner at Comptoire +Cuisine
- Breakfast at Hotel or pick up a coffee and croissant from The Cornish Bakery
- Head to the Gulidhall Market for some local produce such as cheese an check-out the leather goods stall
- Pop into the Holburne Museum followed by the Sydney gardens
- Grab a morning coffee at Chandos to refuel
- Head to the the independent and boutique shops in Bath centre for a spot of shopping
- Pre-book (well in advance) a taster-menu lunch at One Michelin Star, the Olive Tree at The Queensberry Hotel**
- Spend the afternoon relaxing or head for a leisurely walk to Priory Park or visit The fashion Museum of Bath
- Head back to the hotel or spend teh evening with drinks and small plates at Oak Restaurant
- Grab breakfast at the hotel or head into one of the coffee and cake spots in the city
- Pay the small Georgian Garden a visit to see the preserved plants and shrubs
- Book a tour of the Jane Austen Centre (Excellent tour and must-do activity for literature-lovers)**
- Skip lunch and spend the early afternoon enjoying a classic afternoon tea with pianist at The Pump rooms**
- Check-out and head back home
** Pre-book activities
Ultimate Weekend Guide to Bath Round-up
Th city of Bath is filled with a huge amount of history and culture, not to mention a gargantuan appetite of all things foodie. Its heritage and modern elements blend seamlessly to provide quintessential English experiences from things to do, see, eat and drink and would surely hold a special place in your memories for years to come. It is no wonder that Jane Austen spoke of it so fondly in her satirical novel, Northanger Abbey. This weekend guide to Bath is filled with everything you need to spend the most perfect couple of days in the city and walk in the footstep son the great Jane Austen but with a slight modernity.
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