Wondering where to book your holidays this year? Look no further than the city of Bath, it’s the modern, historical, urban, rural, calm but busy city that has amazing links to the rest of Somerset, Wales and the capital. If you’ve not considered coming to Bath before, then why not take a look at some of our top reasons to visit below and ask yourself why it’s taken you this long to plan a trip.
- The history
One of the star attractions of the city of Bath is the Roman Baths, preserved from the time of the Roman Empire, the baths are a must visit for anyone interested in history or just wants to see the famous natural hot springs in action. It isn’t just the Roman history that is celebrated, you’ll find museums covering every subject, including an American Museum and a Fashion Museum. There is even a centre dedicated to Jane Austen who spent time in the city and even based some of her novels there.
- The architecture
Speaking of history, Bath is mostly made up of amazing Georgian and Victorian buildings, the abbey is one of the city’s most spectacular buildings, plus there is the Royal Crescent and the beautiful Bath Stone. Even the high street shops fit in with the historical theme.
- The natural setting
Bath is surrounded by nature, whichever way you walk out of the city you’ll find stretches of green fields, woodland and canals. Why not follow one of the walking trails to the Cotswolds or take a cycle ride to the village of Bradford-on-Avon in Wiltshire? The Bath Skyscape has some amazing views and puts you right in the middle of the countryside.
- It’s family friendly
It’s true, Bath was listed as the UK’s most family friendly city and there are plenty of events and activities in and around Bath to keep the younger ones entertained such as the Forest of Imagination or the Bath Children’s Literature Festival among others.
- The Culture
Bath is the world’s only city with UNESCO World Heritage Site status and it is no wonder why. There is the Roman influence, the Georgian heritage and then the art, theatre and other cultural experiences you can have when in and around the city. If that wasn’t enough, Bath also hosts Europe’s most popular Christmas Market.
- The Food
Bath is full of amazing places to eat, not only will you find the famous Sally Lunn Bath Bun, but there are restaurants with every type of food you can possibly imagine all over the city showcasing the amazing local produce that can be found in Somerset.
- It is incredibly Instagrammable
We all know if it isn’t on Instagram, did you even go away? Luckily for you Bath is full of beautiful places and scenery to fill up you Insta grid.View this post on Instagram
#repost by @no15gp . Absolute beauty of an evening tonight…💘 This gorgeous shot caught my eye this morning and I had to have it on my feed! I’m all about the pinks and purples ☺️ It’s ok to repost on Instagram as long as you acknowledge the source of the image 👍 but don’t over do it! You should aim for 90% created, original content and 10 % curated. . . . . . #reposting #instatips #createdcontent #curatedcontent #socialmediamarketing #socialmediatips #sociallysavvy #socialmediacoach #socialmediatrainer #socialmediatrainerbath #socialmediatraining #photography #beautifulbath #cityofbath #pulteneybridge #weir #tourism
- The nightlife
Bath isn’t just a great place to visit during the day, with independent cinemas, bars, comedy clubs and literal underground music venues, there is plenty to do on a night out in Bath.
- It is a sports-lovers dream
Rugby is a big deal in Bath, and the city comes alive during match days, but it isn’t just rugby, you’ll also find football, cricket and more going on in Bath, plus there is the annual half marathon.
Book a stay in Bath with one of the many Independent Guesthouses or B&Bs in the city and get an amazing place to stay with a whole heap of local knowledge and discounts at some of Bath’s leading attractions and eateries. What are you waiting for, get your 2019 holidays booked today!