Great offers for over 55's in Bath this winter
26th October 2010
For travellers over 55 looking for a relaxing getaway at an affordable price, a visit to Bath during the autumn and winter months provides the perfect getaway. Visit mid-week and explore the historic City of Bath at a slower pace while taking advantage of discounted rail tickets, 2 for 1 offers at attractions and accommodation offers.
Great offers on travel
Travellers over 55 can purchase discounted train tickets as part of a special promotion until 30 November. FirstGroup trains and Arriva Trains Wales are offering customers aged 55 years and over discounted train tickets across England, Wales and Scotland. The offer is available online (www.club55.co.uk), at stations and via telesales, and standard class tickets start from just £15, and first class from £25. Being a compact and walkable city, there’s no need for a car in Bath, so leave the stress behind - book a train ticket, sit back and relax…
What to do?....Take advantage of special offers
Bath Tourism Plus has teamed up with First Great Western to offer fantastic 2 for 1 deals at many of the city’s attractions and a selection of places to eat out. Offers include 2 for 1 entry to the Roman Baths, 4 hour spa sessions for the price of 2 at Thermae Bath Spa and 2 for 1 tickets on the hop on, hop off, open-top bus with City Sightseeing. The offers also include a number of restaurants such as Green Park Brasserie and Clarkes Restaurant, with 2 for 1 meal deals. More information including how to claim 2 for 1 tickets can be found on www.visitbath.co.uk.
Somewhere to rest
Book mid-week and discover fantastic accommodation deals. Friary Dene, a relaxing and comfortable bed and breakfast just outside of Bath, or The Plaine, set in the historic village of Norton St Philip, are both offering 3 nights for the price of 2 including a delicious breakfast. For the ultimate indulgence take advantage of 3 nights for the price of 2 at the Bath Priory Hotel – one of the city’s most luxurious hotels, just a short walk from the city centre, with an award-winning restaurant and brand new, contemporary spa.
Despite the weather there are lots of festivals and events to attend during the winter months in Bath. Enjoy a performance at the Bath Mozart Festival (12 – 20 November) or see the best of international film at the annual Bath Film Festival (also 12 – 20 November). For a complete guide to festivals and events in Bath and the surrounding area, see the ‘What’s On’ section on www.visitbath.co.uk.
Get into the festive spirit
For visitors who are looking to get into the festive spirit, Bath has plenty on offer. Head to the American Museum in Britain to see Christmas at Claverton, find out about how people would have celebrated the festive period at Jane Austen’s Regency Christmas, or visit the UK’s most popular Christmas Market. The Bath Christmas Market will take place in its usual magical setting between Bath Abbey and the Roman Baths featuring over 120 traditional wooden chalets selling a range of gifts. The Bath Christmas Market will be celebrating its tenth year and has been extended to run for 18 days, from 25 November to 12 December.
For more information on all of the above offers, as well as a full guide to the Bath Christmas Market and other events during the winter months, see the official tourism website www.visitbath.co.uk or contact the Tourist Information Centre on 0906 7112000 (50p/min).
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Bath Tourism Plus
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Travel to Bath
Bath is easy to access from all over the UK and the world. High speed, direct train services operated by First Great Western link Bath Spa train station to London and its major airports. Bath Spa train station is well situated, just 5 minutes level walk into the city centre’s main shopping and tourist areas. See: www.firstgreatwestern.co.uk . Bath is easy to access by car, from junction 18 of the M4 motorway which links Bath to Bristol, London and South Wales. There are 3243 pubic car parking spaces in Bath with the main long stay car parks at Charlotte Street and Avon Street. There are three Park & Ride services on the outskirts of the city which operate fast, frequent services into the city centre, offering a hassle free, cost effective way of reaching the city centre. There is also a Park & Ride service that operates on Saturdays only from the University of Bath.