Monday, 3 July 2017

Visit Bath – Top Insider Tips

We love living in Bath and over the years we’ve come to know it pretty well! So when it comes to planning what to do when you come to visit Bath, you could have a look at what the guide books have to say, or pop in to the Tourist Information Centre when you get here; but if you prefer the more personal touch, and would like to know what will make for a good weekend in Bath, read on…

Bath has been for many centuries, a city of rest and relaxation. For this reason a visit to Bath really has to

include a visit to a spa. The Thermae Spa is amazing at this time of year as it’s the perfect weather for spending time in their rooftop pool. As the evenings are mild and light until late, now is the time to make the most of it and it’s a perfect first-port of call if you arrive in Bath on a Friday afternoon for a long weekend. Another spa we can wholeheartedly recommend are the spa rooms which LUSH have to offer. They’re not the cheapest, but they really are something special.

Next we suggest taking a tour of Bath’s Royal Victoria Park. It has its own small botanical gardens, runs adjacent to the Royal Crescent, and has a splendid crazy golf course if you feel tempted to play a round of golf but don’t fancy lugging a golf bag around with you. On the other hand, Bath’s pitch and putt course at Entry Hill also makes for a nice golf outing (again, as with the rooftop pool at the Thermae Spa, expect some great views).

If you’d like to have a tour of the city then there are a few options to consider. The Mayor of Bath's Honorary Guides do free walking tours at 11am and 2pm each day; in the evenings you can join a ghost walk of Bath or a comedy walk, or if you want a tour you can pause, then you can also download a walking tour app and/or a free audio walking tour from the visitbath website. Other options if you don’t fancy being on your feet all day include the big red tourist buses which you can hop-on and hop-off, or a boat trip/tour, or you could choose to book a horse and carriage tour.

After all or some of the above you might like to stop for a cup of tea. We can recommend a visit to the Georgian Tearooms on Abbey Street (near the Roman Baths (also, of course, well worth seeing)). They have a fantastic range of lunches, cakes (we particularly recommend the cupcakes) and different teas. The atmosphere is perfect for relaxing in; it has lovely big windows and a quaint but elegant Georgian feel to it. 

When it comes to a good evening atmosphere one of our top recommendations is Vino Vino. It’s very close to the Theatre Royal, so convenient if you plan on catching a performance after your meal, and has a great choice of Italian dishes, wines, and dining options (while the weather is so nice, dining al fresco is a must).

We hope one of two of these ideas help you decide what to try while in Bath, and, as always, if you have any questions about Bath or special requests that we can help you with then please do let us know!

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