A short break in Bath

The royal city of Bath in Somerset is the perfect place for a short break in England. Easy to get to by motorway (M4), it’s a city filled with amazing history, stunning architecture and most importantly, cream teas!

Roman Baths

Bath’s most famous landmark has to be the Roman baths. Built on hot springs, the city was built by the Romans and named Aquae Sulis. The bath spa museum is well worth a visit, easy to find in the centre of the city and well presented. Be sure to grab an audio-guide and listen to Bill Bryson’s perception of this historic building.

Royal Crescent

On a spring or summer day, the Royal Crescent is the perfect place to have a picnic and watch the world go by.  A beautiful semi-circular set of 30 Georgian town houses built between 1767 and 1774. The large, well-tended lawns in front of the houses are open to the public and you can also enter 1 Royal Crescent for a chance to see what Georgian aristocratic life was really like.

Find a cute Bed and Breakfast

As Bath is filled with gorgeous Georgian, Edwardian and Victorian town houses you’ll be sure to find lots of Bed and Breakfast accommodation here. Most are family run and contain around 8 rooms. B&Bs here may not be the cheapest but it’s well worth it for the chance to stay in a historic and well-preserved building. You’ll find lots of them within walking distance of the city centre too.

Thermae Bath Spa

While the original Roman Baths are no longer used for public bathing, thankfully there is a new spa in town with a roof top pool. The Thermae Bath Spa has great views of the city and a range of treatments you’d expect from a modern spa. They also have an indoor pool and are situated in the heart of the city so it’s easy to get to.

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