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Beyond Bath Itinerary

Bath provides an ideal base for exploring the best of the West Country, and with so much on offer in the surrounding countryside there are plenty of reasons to add a few extra nights to your stay and experience Bath and beyond. 

Where to Stay?

Choose Bath city centre as a base for exploring its beautiful surrounding or beat the hustle and bustle of the city and sleep in amongst the rolling hills and stunning countryside. 

There is a vast range of accommodation to choose from, located just beyond Bath. For grand country retreats, try the five-star Lucknam Park Hotel and Spa, or four-star Homewood Park Hotel and Spa, Bowood Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort or Tracy Park Golf and Country Hotel. Cosy hotels such as THE PIG near Bath offer idyllic country escapes, while Woolley Grange Hotel offers a touch of luxury for families. There are also many guest houses such as Brittons Farm Estate, or group, conference and team-building venues such as Folly Farm Centre.

Day One 

Morning and Afternoon

For a fun packed day out head to Longleat, the UK’s original safari park set within 900 acres of landscaped grounds.

If you’re looking for adventure, Cheddar Gorge & Caves provides an exciting day out for all ages with Britain’s highest inland limestone cliffs and stunning caves below for exploring. There are a host of adventure activities on offer, suitable for all abilities, including rock climbing, freefall, caving and escape rooms. 

Evening

After a fun-filled day out, visit one of the many local towns and villages such as Frome, a historic town with quaint cobbled streets. There are delicious restaurants and lively pubs and bars, or for some evening entertainment check out the Cheese and Grain, a leading venue for live music with over 500 events per year.

Day Two 

Morning

Spend the morning exploring Haynes International Motor Museum at Sparkford and see the UK’s largest collection of cars from around the globe, some dating back to the 1800s. Motor enthusiasts can spend the morning at Castle Combe Circuit and take to the tracks with an action-packed driving experience, or even spend a full day during racing season to catch all the action. 

For something slightly slower, Avon Valley Railway, a heritage steam railway offers classic steam train experiences, as well as relaxing boat tours on the Avon and delicious cream teas. 

Afternoon

Head over to the picturesque town of Bradford-on-Avon and walk in the footsteps of the Romans, Saxons, Normans, Georgians and Victorians, before enjoying an award-winning afternoon tea or lunch in one of the cosy tea rooms. 

Enjoy a leisurely afternoon exploring one of the many surrounding National Trust properties and grounds such as the impressive Courts Garden, Lacock Abbey or Dyrham Park.

Day Three

Morning

Take a step back in time at one of the South West’s finest stately homes, Corsham Court, or marvel at striking gardens and an impressive manor house at Iford Manor and the Peto Garden. Or, to head even further back in time, spend the morning exploring The Bishop’s Palace & Gardens in Wells, home to the Bishop of Bath for over 800 years and steeped in medieval history. 

Afternoon

Spend the afternoon in Wells and explore the earliest English Cathedral, Wells Cathedral, Gothic in style and a truly impressive landmark in England’s smallest city. Or, head out further afield and visit the medieval city of Salisbury with the architecturally stunning Salisbury Cathedral

By Ele Kelaher

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