Whether you want to enjoy a quiet weekend away with your loved one, or to choose a dreamy destination to pop the question to your future spouse, for romantic breaks, Bath is a beautiful location to be. In fact Bath is quite possibly one of the most attractive cities in England and indeed, its architectural history is one of the reasons why this city has become a designated UNESCO World Heritage site. With its meandering lanes, hilly walks and pretty river, it has an air of romance about it. Just steps away from Dukes bed and breakfast in Somerset is the Pulteney Bridge, a structure based on a design that was originally earmarked for the Rialto Bridge in Venice, a place that has been inspiring starry eyed couples for centuries.
In fact Dukes boutique hotel is a great setting for romantic breaks in Bath, and if you want to go all out to impress a partner, we have rooms especially for this, such as our deluxe double rooms, or the magnificent four poster bedrooms such as our Athol or Buccleuch room. Treat your date with the ultimate in luxury and pre-arrange with us to have champagne, flowers and chocolates carefully laid out in the room ready for your arrival. Your loved one will simply melt at your thoughtfulness, and it will start you on an idyllic weekend away that will be perfect from beginning to end. After a day packed with highlights, you can have a lazy Sunday morning with a wonderfully prepared gourmet breakfast, before enjoying another day of romance in this stunning city.
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If you have your heart set on a dreamy weekend, the city is the perfect destination, and whether you like sightseeing, shopping, theatre, or something more spectacular, here are just some of our ideas for couples enjoying romantic breaks in Bath.
Eating Out – Bath is teeming with good eateries and upmarket restaurants where you can enjoy a quiet candle-lit dinner for two and talk about the day’s most special moments. Bath has a number of AA Rosette winning restaurants in the city centre including the Dower House Restaurant, behind the famous Royal Crescent. Or, if you want to impress your loved one on arrival, you can request our sumptuous – and very British – afternoon tea, with tempting finger sandwiches and scones.
Long Walks – A long, romantic walk gives you the chance to spend some quality time together. As well as the meandering pathways, there are also wonderful gardens and parks to explore in Bath. Prior Park is simply stunning and allows for amazing panoramic views of the city; and the Palladian bridge is a great place to pop the question. Another superb park is the award-winning Peto Gardens at Iford Manor, which are simply magical.
Sightseeing – Romantic breaks in Bath wouldn’t be complete without a spot of sightseeing. Enjoy a picnic on the grass while marvelling at the splendour of The Royal Crescent. Or, if you like to visit ancient buildings, the Medieval Bath Abbey is the destination to head for; you and your partner can climb right to the top of the tower to enjoy fabulous views over the city.
Shopping – If you have an urge to splurge you can surprise a loved one by looking at fine jewellery stores, and maybe even ask your partner to choose a ring! Central Bath has a plethora of jewellery shops including E P Mallory Jewellers which sells several big name designs and is situated not far from Pulteney Bridge, so it is within easy reach of Dukes boutique B&B.
Theatre – An evening of theatre can top off a momentous day, and The Theatre Royal is a romantic building in itself as the auditorium has been likened to a wedding cake. From drama, to comedy, dance and ballet, all sorts of shows are laid on throughout the year. At Dukes we can offer you pre-theatre drinks, and after your evening you can pre-arrange to be presented with our impressive cheeseboard, which can be washed down with vintage port.
Pampering Weekends – If you love the idea of a romantic weekend away to be pampered top to toe, then Bath is the place to be. Just head for the incredible Thermae Spa where you can enjoy single treatments or even a full-day’s spa. It is perfect destination to relax and unwind completely.
Out on the River – Rivers go hand in hand with romance, and you are in for a treat in Bath as you can charter a boat for two hours, or even longer if it takes your fancy. Surprise your partner with a high tea, evening meal, or a champagne cruise and enjoy total privacy and tranquillity on the water.
Balloon Rides – What could be more memorable than a balloon ride? Your partner will literally be blown away by your preparations and who knows, a marriage proposal could be on the agenda? It is the perfect way to round off your day and will be one of the highlights of your romantic weekend breaks in Bath.
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