Visit Bath for the perfect romantic break
1st February 2010
Bath offers the complete romantic package for couples searching for a Valentine’s break. As the only city in Britain to be designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bath boasts splendid Georgian architecture set against a backdrop of some of the most picturesque countryside. In the 18th Century it became a magnet for fashionable society and is still attracting romantics from all over the country today.
Plan the perfect romantic break by using the Love Bath section of www.visitbath.co.uk to book accommodation and find out about things to see and do.
With three quarters of the hotels in Bath offering four poster beds, there is no shortage of excellent accommodation in and around the city and with prior arrangement many will lay on extras such as flowers, chocolates or champagne in the room on arrival. For those really wanting to splash out, stay in one of the top suites at the Macdonald Bath Spa Hotel and have your very own butler attending to your every need. But if money is a consideration there are plenty of affordable options available. Brooks Guesthouse was recently redeveloped and now offers modern bedrooms, a warm welcome and an award winning breakfast, or book your very own apartment at SACO in the centre of the city. For a truly tranquil break stay at a self catering cottage in the nearby countryside, and after a day of exploring snuggle up in front of a roaring fire.
Bath has a vibrant restaurant scene with a huge choice of eateries from Indian to Italian and Mediterranean to Moroccan; there is something for everyone, including a wealth of inviting restaurants to get all starry eyed and have an intimate candlelit table for two! For a special occasion where better than Martini’s on George Street for authentic Italian, the cosy Hole in the Wall for modern British cuisine or the Bath Priory Hotel for fine dining. For somewhere to eat followed by a leisurely stroll in the country, there are plenty of cosy country pubs nearby such as The Wheatsheaf in the picturesque village of Combe Hay, and all are within an easy drive of the city centre.
Lots of romantic things to do
Bath is brimming with things to do; visiting the famous Roman Baths or discovering about Bath’s most famous writer at the Jane Austen Centre, but for something different a boating trip on the River Avon couldn’t be more romantic, or the skyline walk with six miles of marked trails offering views of valleys, woodlands, patchwork meadows and beautiful Georgian cityscape is always a delight. For couples who prefer adventure to roses and champagne, nearby Castle Combe Motor Racing Circuit is the ideal place to get your adrenalin pumping as you put pedal to the metal!
See the sights
What could be more romantic than strolling hand in hand through Bath’s Georgian streets? No visit to Bath is complete without seeing the iconic Royal Crescent and Circus as well as other architectural gems such as Pulteney Bridge and Great Pulteney Street. Explore the sights on the City Sightseeing open-top bus, join a walking tour, or take to the skies on a Champagne hot air balloon flight with Bath Balloons.
Keep warm in Britain’s only thermal waters
The Thermae Bath Spa is popular for couples who want to enjoy some relaxation time together. For the ultimate indulgence hire the Cross Bath at Thermae Bath Spa - an intimate open-air thermal bath in a stand alone building from the main complex that can be reserved for two people to bathe in the warm spa waters all alone! Or purchase the Spas Ancient and Modern package for £59 and enjoy entry to the ancient Roman Baths, a two hour session at the Thermae Bath Spa and a Champagne afternoon tea or lunch in the elegant Pump Room. Vouchers can be purchased from www.visitbath.co.uk/shop or pop into the Tourist Information Centre in Abbey Churchyard.
There are plenty of reasons why a visit to this romantic city is a must for couples young and old, whether looking for adventure, relaxation, or luxury. And with lots of things to see, do and explore, Bath and the surrounding area is the ideal place to spend time with that special someone. See the Love Bath section of www.visitbath.co.uk for advice on where to stay including booking accommodation online, what to do, the best places in Bath to propose and how to court a lady in Georgian style!
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For further information or images to illustrate this information, please contact Lucy Weaver at Bath Tourism Plus on 01225 477441 or email: email@example.com.
Working with the public and private sectors, Bath’s destination marketing organisation, Bath Tourism Plus, takes full responsibility for co-ordinating the work of a busy tourist information centre, the marketing of Bath and the surrounding area to leisure and business travellers, PR activity to attract the nation’s top travel writers, a conference office, and development of Bath’s official destination website www.visitbath.co.uk. For more information about the services that Bath Tourism Plus offers to meetings, conference and incentive travel businesses, see www.bathconference.co.uk
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.