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February 2018


**The Perfect Valentine’s Day Gift for Bath**

Bath has been voted the UK’s most romantic city break destination, in a public poll run by Holiday Lettings (part of TripAdvisor). 

Using a special algorithm to review their entire site, Holiday Lettings identified ten city destinations across the UK with the highest percentage of reviews mentioning romance.  According to the algorithm Bath came top of the list, but the top ten cities were put out to a public vote to be announced on Valentine’s Day. 

The public have voted, with Bath taking the top spot, making the city the public’s most popular destination for a romantic city break.

Bath was up against competition from university cities such as Oxford and Cambridge, nearby Salisbury, and Scottish cities Inverness and Dundee.  Bath won with 40% of the vote, whilst Winchester came in second at 35%, followed by Lincoln with 9% of the vote.

David James, Chief Executive of Visit Bath said: “I am delighted that Bath has been recognised as the UK’s most romantic city break destination.  Working and living in this beautiful UNESCO World Heritage site, it’s clear to us all that Bath is an incredibly romantic city.”

“Bath is a city that was built for wellbeing and pleasure.  From our rich spa heritage and elegant Georgian architecture to the stunning countryside views and a fantastic food scene, Bath is the ideal city for a romantic break.  The city has everything a couple could need for an elegant, romantic retreat, and it is the only UK city where you can bathe in natural thermal waters.”

Laurel Greatrix, spokesperson for, said: “We are delighted to reveal that after running our online competition for three weeks, Bath has been voted the UK’s Favourite Romantic City. With its stunning Georgian architecture and luxurious spas, Bath has charmed voters for the win.”

With luxury five-star spa hotels, chic city apartments and cosy country cottages Bath is the perfect place to book a romantic short break, no matter what your budget.  For more information on Bath, or to plan your romantic break, go to:

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January 2018

Valentine’s Day in Bath

** Fall for Bath this Valentine’s Day **

Bath has everything a couple could need for an elegant, romantic retreat so visit the city this Valentine’s Day for a love at first sight experience.  Book into a luxurious spa hotel, relax over a romantic meal for two and capture your day on camera with a Signature Bath Tour. 

Make a Romantic Getaway to Bailbrook House

Stay the night at Bailbrook House, a charming country house hotel with stunning countryside views, located just minutes from the city centre.  Take their Romantic Getaway and you will be treated to a glass of Champagne on arrival, a box of chocolates in the room, a three-course dinner, breakfast in bed and a late check out so you can snooze a little longer. 

Price for a stay on Wednesday 14 February begins at £192 per room per night.

Escape to Lucknam Park

With a Michelin-starred restaurant, award-winning spa facilities and 500 acres of beautiful parkland to explore, Lucknam Park makes the perfect romantic escape.  Indulge in one of two romantic retreats for Valentine’s Day.  The Valentine’s stay with dinner in Restaurant Hywel Jones includes half a bottle of champagne on arrival, a tasting menu in Restaurant Hywel Jones, full English Breakfast, and the use of Lucknam’s award winning spa facilities. For a more casual break opt for the Valentine’s stay with dinner in The Brasserie. 

For the Restaurant Hywel Jones stay, prices from £560 per room per night, based on two people sharing. Available on 11th, 14th and 15th February 2018, subject to availability.

For the Brasserie Stay, prices from £440 per room per night, based on two people sharing. Available on 11th – 15th February 2018, subject to availability.

Hideout Suite and Spa 15

Enter the hidden haven of No.15 Great Pulteney’s newly opened Spa 15 where you’ll find a large cedar wood hot tub, a barrel-shaped sauna and a separate steam area all tucked away within the exposed stone vaults. Holistic treatments from ila and Natura Bissé are dedicated to restoring mind and body.

For a luxurious stay, the Hideout Suite’s vast en suite bathroom includes a spacious hot tub and steam room.  Or their Midweek Spa Retreat includes bed and breakfast, £35 towards dinner at Café 15 as well as complimentary use of Spa 15’s facilities and a 60 minute spa treatment.

Price for Midweek Spa Retreat starting from £339 per night for two guest sharing, available Sunday to Thursday, subject to availability.

Propose at Prior Park Landscape Garden

Promenade through Prior Park Landscape Garden and marvel at the stunning scenery.  The Palladian bridge, one of only four in the world, is a popular proposal spot. Follow the Green Hearts Trail and you will find great views and hidden surprises along the way (10 – 18 February).

Event is free of charge but normal admission charges apply for non-members.

Valentine’s Day Flowers at Lacock Abbey

Looking for a nice romantic woodland walk? Ditch the traditional red rose bouquet for a fun day of flower spotting instead.  Join the Lacock garden team as they undertake the national Valentine’s Day flower count to find how many different blooms are growing in the abbey grounds (10 - 18 February).

Event is free of charge but normal admission charges apply for non-members.

Strike a post for Signature Bath Tours

Catch your perfect day in Bath on camera with Signature Bath Tours.  As you stroll through beautiful parks and gardens, marvel at Georgian architecture and indulge in gastronomic delights at the best cafes and restaurants, your guide will take candid and creative photos to catalogue your special day.

Price for tours start from £125.

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