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Blog - The Insider's Guide

Eight Top Picks for a Romantic Meal in Bath

Guest post by Eve Colette from Harington’s Hotel

With February being the month of love, why not treat the special person in your life to a meal at one of these top-rated Bath restaurants? All offer delicious food, quality wine and settings to die for – these are Harington Hotel's eight picks of the city’s romantic restaurants for you and your sweetheart to visit this month… 

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Five Ways to Enjoy a Family-Friendly Stay at Woolley Grange Hotel

Guest post by Caroline Mackay from Woolley Grange Hotel

If you thought boutique luxury hotel stays with young children were out of the question, think again. From free childcare to lots of outdoor space, not to mention a spa that’s both relaxing and child-friendly, Woolley Grange Hotel is the perfect place to stay on a break with little ones. Here are five reasons why…

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February Half Term Fun in Bath

By Rosie Hurley

Although it feels like Christmas has only just been and gone, now that we’re into February, half term is just around the corner. If you’re starting to worry about how to entertain the little ones, never fear: check out our round-up of half term events and activities…

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Enjoy a Romantic Dinner for Two in Bath

By Rosie Hurley

There are plenty of places to enjoy fantastic food and drink in Bath this Valentine’s Day. From tucking into a fiery Mexican feast to setting the mood with romantic French food, there are plenty of eateries in Bath that are sure to make a Valentine’s night to remember…

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Stay Somewhere Special this Valentine’s Day

By Emily McKay

When it comes to finding the perfect place to stay for a romantic break, there are plenty of options in Bath and beyond. Whether you fancy a city break or a country escape, here are some of our picks for a Valentine’s stay…

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Five Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Bath

By Emily McKay

Bath is one of the most romantic cities in the UK, and there's an abundance of activities for couples to enjoy on a Valentine’s break. Here are five ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day in the city…

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Here’s Why You Should Get Married at One of Bath’s Historic Venues…

Guest Post by Emily Hughes from Bath's Historic Venues

Steeped in history and situated in the centre of the World Heritage site of Bath, Bath's Historic Venues are integral to the UNESCO status of the city. The Assembly Rooms, and Roman Baths and Pump Room, are award-winning wedding venues, both with fantastic stories to tell – could your wedding become a part of their history?

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Five Ways to Stay Active in Bath

Guest post by Jayne Christie from Thermae Bath Spa

With natural thermal water at its heart, Bath is a true spa destination renowned for making people feel good. As well as bathing as a means of relaxation and rejuvenation, one key aspect of maintaining wellbeing is of course physical exercise. Take look at five ways to get active in Bath this year… 

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Five Spots to While Away the Wet Weather and January Blues

Guest Post by Jules Mittra from Around and About Bath

January is typically a quiet time in Bath. It’s cold, dark and wet, and we’re poorer, heavier, and bleary-eyed after the late nights and festive shenanigans. This is the perfect time of the year for relaxing in a cosy, warm spot with a hot drink. Here are Jules Mittra of Around and About Bath’s hunker-down spots across Bath…

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Four Running Routes to Prepare You for Bath Half Success

By Rosie Hurley

The Bath Half Marathon is once again just around the corner – whether you’re raring to go or regretting signing up, there’s no avoiding the fact that the city’s biggest running event will be back on 4th March. With training stepping up a gear, variety is the key to keep your schedule from getting boring. Take a look at four routes to try if you want to mix things up…

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Five Ways to Tackle Dry January in Bath

By Rosie Hurley

Whether you’re raising money for charity, or just want to start the new year on a health kick, avoiding alcohol by way of Dry January doesn’t have to keep you inside this month. We’ve put together five of the best ways to spend a booze-free January in Bath, from learning a new skill to getting active…

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Ten Reasons to Visit Bath in 2018

By Emily McKay

If you’re planning your 2018 trips away, there are plenty of reasons to opt for a break in Bath. Whether you want to relax and rejuvenate, have a romantic stay, experience one of Bath’s fabulous festivals, or enjoy a Great Bath Feast, the only question will be when to visit…

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Nine Ways to Beat the January Blues in Bath

Guest Post by Alex Peters from Green Park Brasserie

Christmas may be over, but there’s plenty to look forward to in Bath this January. Spend crisp, sunny days exploring the city’s stunning surrounding countryside, enjoy a rugby game, or get cosy with a glass of wine and some live jazz music.

Here are Alex Peters of Green Park Brasserie’s nine things to do in Bath to beat the January blues…

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Seven Top Picks for a Vegan Meal in Bath

By Rosie Hurley

With January ushering in new starts and New Year’s resolutions, you may have decided to give Veganuary a go. If you’re also heading to Bath, don’t worry about having to sacrifice your vegan diet - there are plenty of places offering delicious vegan and vegetarian eats…

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Six Top Tips for Visiting Bath With a Baby

Guest Post by Clare Moon from Hiremebaby

Bath is a great place to visit with children and you’ll find a wide choice of family friendly accommodation, restaurants and places to go.

Here are Hiremebaby’s top tips for visiting Bath with a baby…

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Find the Perfect Accommodation for Your 2018 Bath Break

By Rosie Hurley

With January just around the corner, now is the time to start planning for the year ahead - and what better opportunity to book a trip to Bath?

With a wealth of accommodation to choose from, you’re bound to find somewhere that suits your tastes and needs, whether you’re bringing the whole family, or are after something quirky and different…

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Which 2018 Bath Break Will You Take?

By Rosie Hurley

With the New Year fast approaching, now is the perfect time to start planning a trip to Bath in 2018. Whether you want a romantic retreat or a girly getaway, have a read of our guide to finding the accommodation that suits you.

Whatever kind of trip you’re planning, you’re sure to find somewhere that ticks all the boxes…

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Ring in the New Year in Bath

By Rosie Hurley

With another year coming to a close and a new one just around the corner, it's time to start thinking about the celebrations. Whether you want to go all out with a black tie ball, fancy letting your hair down and dancing the night away, or are after something for all the family to enjoy, look no further than our pick of New Year's Eve events in Bath...

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10 ways to enjoy Bath on a budget

Guest Post by National Express

From its ancient Roman Baths to an atmospheric restaurant set in the vaults of the Theatre Royal, Bath is a city awash with history, culture and style. But don’t be fooled by its grandeur, you can get away with doing loads and spending very little - or even nothing at all! So, without further ado, here are 10 ways to enjoy Bath on a budget...

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Plan a Countryside Adventure near Bath

Guest post by Cromhall Farm

Take a short drive outside of Bath — there are so many treasures waiting to be explored! As Wiltshire is full of days out, history and Cotswold charm, put it on your ‘must-visit’ list when you’re venturing further afield.

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Have an Autumn-Winter Shopping Spree in Bath

By Rosie Hurley

With the autumn/winter season well and truly here, you might be thinking about how you can update your wardrobe for the colder months. The crisper air and darker evenings bring to mind all things cosy, from knitted jumpers and scarves to warm coats, and boots perfect for kicking up crunchy leaves. Take a look at our top autumn-appropriate picks…

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10 Festive Shopping Experiences in Bath

By Emily McKay

Don’t leave your Christmas shopping to the last minute – with lots of shopping events in Bath this festive season, there’s plenty of opportunity to plan ahead, get organised, and have an enjoyable gift-buying experience...

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16 Ways to Enjoy Bath at Christmas

By Emily McKay

Discover the magic of Bath this Christmas. From the twinkling lights and seasonal sounds and smells of the Bath Christmas Market, to the chill in the air and the sight and sounds of people enjoying an ice skating session at Bath on Ice, the city offers plenty of ways to take full advantage of the most wonderful time of the year...

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Family Fun this Bonfire Night

Guest post by Bath Racecourse

The skies will soon be alight with colourful fireworks displays – the start of November is one of the most exciting times of the year! To ensure a great evening out for all of the family, here are a few tips to make the most of Bonfire Night…

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Things to Do in Bath this Half Term

By Rosie Hurley

Wondering what you can do this October half term to keep the kids entertained? There’s no shortage of fun activities and events coming up soon in Bath – check out our top boredom-busting picks…

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Eerie events in Bath this Halloween

By Rosie Hurley

Halloween is just around the corner and there's no shortage of spook-tacular things to do, for both kids and adults, in Bath this month. From trails for brave Halloween explorers to creepy craft workshops and ghastly ghost tours, there's something for everyone to enjoy - if you dare!     

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Places to watch the fireworks in Bath

By Gemma Hayter

There are a number of fantastic displays illuminating the night sky this year. Choose from our pick of the best, and wrap up warm for a spectacular night.

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Spooky goings on in Bath

By Gemma Hayter

Are you brave enough to seek out Bath’s most haunted venues and locations this Halloween?

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Get Lost in a Good Book for Bath Children's Literature Festival

Guest Post by Bath Children's Literature Festival

The kids have gone back to school and there’s a slight Autumnal feel in the air - September is well and truly here, which means the Bath Children’s Literature Festival isn’t far away. There’s a huge lineup, but here are just a small handful of unmissable events…

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Things to Do in Bath this Autumn

By Rosie Hurley

Although summer isn’t quite over yet, we’re starting to look forward to autumn here at Visit Bath, and there are already a whole host of events on the calendar…   

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A Dutch Guide to Bath

Guest Post by Erik from Around the Globe

According to Erik, owner of Dutch travel site Around the Globe, Bath is not always top of the list for the Dutch when it comes to places to visit in the UK – but he thinks it should be! Here are his seven ‘must-sees’ in the city…

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10 things you didn’t know about Ston Easton Park

Guest Post By Ston Easton Park

It’s 35 years since Ston Easton Park opened its doors as a fabulous country house hotel, and here we share with you the secrets of this wonderful West Country home’s history…

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Bath’s Most Instagrammable Spots

By Emily McKay

Bath is renowned for its beauty. As the only designated UNESCO World Heritage City in the United Kingdom, it is not surprising that the city has plenty of photogenic spots. Here’s our round up of some of the most Instagrammable places in Bath – don’t forget to tag #VisitBath in your photos so we can see them!

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10 money saving hacks for your trip to Bath this summer

Guest Post By John Wood City Stay

Visiting Bath over the next few months but need to keep an eye on your bank balance? We’re huge fans of all things budget here at John Wood City Stay, so we’re delighted to share some of our insider money saving ideas with you… 

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10 Jane-y Things To Do

By Niamh Noone

We’ve sought out the ten quirkiest ways in which you can remember Jane Austen and her legacy in the city this summer.

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Best gin bars in Bath

By Claire Pickup
Bath is a city renowned for its elegant architecture, but there is another remnant of the Georgian era that also demands celebrating – gin!

As World Gin Day approaches, here are some of the best places in Bath to celebrate this spirit over a crisp and refreshing tonic...

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8 ways to spend summer in Bath

By Gemma Hayter
There’s never been a better year to visit Bath, with 2017 seeing citywide celebrations for a number of momentous anniversaries, including 250 years of the Royal Crescent, 30 years since the city was awarded UNESCO World Heritage status and 200 years since Jane Austen’s death.

We've put together our top eight tips for having a wonderful summer break in Bath...

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10 things you didn’t know about Green Park Station, Bath

Guest post by Alex Peters
Home today to a thriving weekend market scene, independent shops, cafes, restaurants and eateries, Green Park Station has changed quite a bit since it opened in 1869. However, there’s more than meets the eye at Green Park Station...

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Best Golf Clubs in Bath

By Emily McKay

Beautiful Bath is the perfect backdrop when playing a relaxing game of golf, so grab your clubs and head to the city for a round.

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5 fascinating facts about the Royal Crescent

By Emily McKay

2017 marks 250 years since the Royal Crescent’s foundation stone was laid, on 19th May 1767. Since then, the Royal Crescent has become a world-renowned icon. To celebrate the Royal Crescent's 250th birthday, we’ve put together five fascinating facts about one of the most famous streets in Britain…

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International Museum Day – Museums in Bath Where You Can Discover the City’s Rich History

By Emily McKay

The city of Bath has more museums in just one square mile than most larger cities can boast altogether. Bath houses a great number of museums which offer a wealth of remarkable stories and bring the city’s history to life. For International Museum day on 18th May, we have put together our guide to museums in Bath where you can discover the city’s history…

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Top Picks in Bath for a Meat-Free Meal

By Emily McKay

Whether you’re a seasoned veggie, taking up the challenge of Meatless Mondays, or just looking for a tasty meal, Bath has plenty of options on offer. Here are our top vegetarian picks in Bath…

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Top 5 must taste Bath artisan products

Guest blog post by Sal Godfrey for Taste of Bath
We asked Taste of Bath, a hamper company specialising in the very best local produce, to give us their top five not-to-be-missed recommendations from Bath’s brilliant food & drink scene…

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Summer 2017 Festivals in Bath

By Emily McKay

There’s plenty of entertainment on offer in the city this summer, with a varied schedule of festivals and celebratory events coming up…

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Bath's High Street Shopping Trail

By Niamh Noone
Don your comfy shoes, shoppers, the boutiques of Bath await! Bath is the ideal city for a shopping break due to its compact nature, variety of stores and beautiful surroundings, which promise to transform your shopping spree into something altogether more exciting.

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Shop Bath’s Designer Trail

By Emma Frayling
Bath has always been a show-stopping stylish city and its designer fashion and interiors offering makes for an indulgent day of retail therapy!

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8 reasons to have a shopping spree in Bath

By Gemma Hayter
Bath has been a stylish spa city since the 18th century, where Georgian society would flock to Bath as the place to “see and be seen”.

The city is still a number one shopping destination today and has a very unique and distinctive retail offering. Here are our top eight reasons why shopping Bath is better than shopping anywhere else…

 

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5 of the most beautiful hotels in Bath

By Bonnie at the Good Hotel Guide
Bath is known for many things; for its spas, architecture, history and culture, but chief amongst them all is its beauty. The Good Hotel Guide share 5 of their favourite hotels in Bath to consider for your next trip.

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Shop Bath's Vintage & Artisan Trail

By Claire Pickup
Spend the weekend browsing Bath’s vintage and artisan boutiques and you will be sure to find a special something to wear, the perfect gift for a friend or that finishing touch for your home.

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Shop Independent. Stores you won't find anywhere else.

By Gemma Hayter
If you're bored of bland high street shopping, then a trip to Bath is a refreshing change for any shopaholic. With a wealth of beautifully-individual stores just waiting to be found, Bath is the perfect antidote to your typical urban high street.

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Comedy Festival Fever comes to our beautiful city!

By Nick Steel from Bath Comedy Festival
What to see and where to catch the festival buzz. Bath Comedy Festival rolls into town, bringing seventeen days packed with big names, new faces, old favourites and a whole lot of laughs!

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7 places to stay for a memorable hen party in Bath

By Gemma Hayter
If you’re looking to plan a sophisticated and classy hen party, then Bath is the perfect destination for a memorable hen do that the bride-to-be will love. Here's our top accommodation picks...

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How to spend Easter weekend in Bath

By Gemma Hayter
Whether you’re looking for ways to enjoy a four-day weekend off work, or trying to work out how to keep the kids busy during the Easter school holidays, Bath has lots to offer this Easter...

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How to enjoy Bath when the weather can't make up its mind

Alice Bishop
Unsurprisingly, the weather in Bath is proving to be rather interchangeable of late: intermittent clouds and sun, perhaps a breeze or bluster and, from time-to-time, a drenching springtime shower.

In light of this, we thought it would be handy to put together a few suggestions for spending a day in Bath when the weather just can’t make up its mind. All you need to do is cautiously pack an umbrella, remember that a hot cup of tea is never too far away, and vow to make the absolute most of what Bath has to offer, come rain or shine.

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Where to celebrate British Pie Week in Bath

By Alice Bishop
You can’t beat a good, deep-filled and gravy laden pie. With British Pie Week hitting the country from 6th – 12th March, what better time is there to discover Bath’s stu-pie-ndous offering? After all, a pie a day keeps the belly rumbles away…

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Discovering Wild Bath with Avon Wildlife Trust

By Nicole Daw of Avon Wildlife Trust
In July, I started working for Avon Wildlife Trust as the People and Wildlife Officer, encouraging people to connect with their local wild spaces. As a result, my eyes have been opened to what a fantastic place Bath is for wildlife.

Here are some of my first hand experiences of nature in Bath. I very much hope they inspire you to head out and explore.

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A funny thing is on its way to the Forum!

By Nick Steel from the Bath Comedy Festival
Bath Comedy Festival opens with a bang on April 1st with mega-star Paul Merton at Bath’s fabulous Forum, the town centre art deco masterpiece. Read on to find out more...

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6 ways to feel good at Combe Grove

By Alice Bishop
Nestled amongst peaceful woodlands and overlooking the Limpley Stoke valley, Combe Grove makes a perfect retreat to step out of hectic daily life and into calm. What will be first on your to-do list?

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11 dreamy places for a great night's sleep

By Gemma Sampson
Enjoy a restorative night’s sleep in a comfy and cosy bed and you’ll be sure to wake up refreshed, rested and ready to explore all of Bath’s historic sights and attractions.
Find out where to stay...

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News: Survey Shows Bath is No.1 Feel Good City

Bath. Feel Good. For enjoying life’s simple pleasures

VisitBath is today revealing results from an in-depth survey that shows the city rejuvenates visitors and takes people away from the stresses and strains of every-day life.

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8 Things you Haven’t Done in Bath

By Niamh Noone
Studies suggest that learning something new can actually make you feel happier, and with that in mind we have uncovered a few of Bath’s hidden gems and secret stories. Discover some of this spa city’s lesser known sights next time you visit Bath, and feeling good will follow. 

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Bath’s Feel-Good Food Trail

By Niamh Noone

We all love good food, right? And fresh air? Well that’s a no-brainer when it comes to feeling good. In Bath we think the best way to fully enjoy both of these feel-good factors is to combine the two in a fantastically fresh food trail with a difference...

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February Exhibitions: Relax & Unwind with a Spot of Art Appreciation

By Alice Bishop
There’s nothing quite like spending a quiet afternoon perusing an exhibition or two, soaking up shape, colour, line and texture in a calm and peaceful surrounding. For such a small city, Bath has a very generous serving of exceptional art galleries and museums, so make Bath your destination this month to step into calm, inspire your senses, and truly feel good.

Here is our round-up of what’s on in Bath this February.

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5 Ways to Catch the Creative Bug in Bath

By Alice Bishop
Expelling a little creative energy is always therapeutic. Whether you’re learning a new creative skill, or browsing the latest exhibition, indulging in the arts in one form or another is a nice satisfying way to spend an afternoon.

There’s plenty of ways for you to connect with art in Bath, to get your creative juices flowing. Here’s our top 5…

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7 of the best views in Bath

By Gemma Sampson
Bath has an abundance of spectacular views, and we know just where you need to go to seek out the very best vantage points. Here's our top 7...

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What kind of Feel Good Mini-Break are You?

By Alice Bishop
We all have different ways of finding our calm, detaching from the stresses and strains of modern life, and ultimately feeling good. Bath and beyond has a little bit of everything, so whether you’re after a calming break, want to get outdoors, or enjoy taking in the arts, Bath makes a fantastic feel good destination.

If you’re not sure what kind of mini-break will make you feel good, take our fun quiz…

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9 Reasons to do your Christmas Shopping in Bath

By Alice Bishop
With the festive season rapidly approaching - a definite hint of autumnal chill in the air and the whiff of mince pies only just around the corner - the streets of Bath will soon be bustling with Christmas shoppers, scouring the city for festive delights, unique gifts and charming novelties.

Here’s our round-up of the top destinations in Bath for Christmas shopping…

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10 ways to celebrate the festive season in Bath

By Gemma Sampson
Bath at Christmas is truly magical. The twinkling lights of the Bath Christmas Market, the carols chiming out of Bath Abbey and all the fun festive things to see and do in the City make it the perfect destination for a Christmas shopping trip, or a short break before the big day.

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What to expect from a visit to Bath Aqua Theatre of Glass

By Alice Bishop
You may have heard of the famous Bath Aqua Glass shop, specialising in hand-blown homewares in the beautifully distinctive, aqua blue hue; stained glass pieces; and fused glass jewelery; but did you know you can also peek behind the scenes and maybe even have a go at their workshop in central Bath?

The team at VisitBath were recently lucky enough to be invited along, see the masters at work and try our own hand at the ancient artform of glass blowing.

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An Autumnal Photo Walk of Bath

By Gemma Sampson
Bath is extremely photogenic at any time of year, but even more so in Autumn. As the leaves turn amber and the honey coloured Bath stone glows, it’s a truly spectacular city for photographing.

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The ultimate guide to Sunday Roasts in Bath

By Gemma Sampson

It's a cherished British tradition and the humble Sunday Roast can come in many delicious shapes and sizes. Bath isn't short of amazing restaurants who create the most mouthwatering Sunday roasts. Here's some of the best in Bath...

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Your guide to Afternoon Tea in Bath

By Gemma Hayter

With so many delightful restaurants, cafes and hotels offering sumptuous afternoon teas, we’ve compiled a quick guide to help you decide where you should have your afternoon tea in Bath...

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