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 looking for something quirky and different…
Bath is a compact city, but still offers a lively, yet relaxed, atmosphere. With no shortage of fantastic cafés, tea rooms and restaurants, plus pubs, bars and clubs for night owls, make Bath the place for your next city break.
Get a taste of historic city living with a view of Bath's Georgian grandeur at Circle Luxury Stays' stylish Crescent Apartment, or, just a short walk from the train and bus station, stay at boutique hotel Eight. Alternatively, watch the goings-on of the busy Queen Square from your window at The Francis Hotel.
For the very best accommodation rates, stay in the city Sunday to Thursday, avoiding weekend peak demand.
Head Further Afield
Bath’s city centre isn’t the only place to explore during your stay. Venture out to nearby countryside and make your base close to some of Somerset and Wiltshire’s quaintest villages whilst relishing in the undisturbed peace and quiet of the rolling hills.
If you’re feeling indulgent, book into a grand country house hotel a short drive from Bath like Lucknam Park Hotel and Spa or Tracy Park Golf & Country Club.
Enjoy an idyllic country escape and the freshest of local food with a break at Swallow Barn near Frome, or relax in front of a roaring fire in a traditional country inn. Whatever you choose, you’ll have easy access to both the city and many nearby star-rated attractions including Stonehenge, Longleat Safari Park and Cheddar Gorge & Caves.
For All the Family
Bath may have a reputation for being a refined, heritage city, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of fun family activities guaranteed to keep all ages entertained. From museums to energy-burning countryside walks, consider Bath for your next family holiday.
Expect award-winning family facilities at Woolley Grange Hotel, just a 15-minute drive from Bath, where children can explore the Woolley Bears Den and you can relax in the spa. For places with lots of space, try the Bath Mill Lodge Retreat or New Leaf Farm's Hay Barn in Bathampton and invite the whole family.
Something a Bit Different
If you want to branch out and book an alternative break, look no further than Bath for accommodation that steps out of the ordinary and offers you a truly memorable holiday.
Earn your sea (well, canal) legs and float off down the Kennet and Avon canal in Bath Narrowboats’ Top Dollar, a home from home furnished in boho chic style sleeping six, or book to stay at Widbrook Barns and sleep in your very own gypsy caravan or peaceful shepherd's hut.
Plan Your Travel
With links across the south and west of the country, Great Western Railway could offer the perfect travel option. Regular services run from London Paddington, which take just 90 minutes, and deliver you to Bath Spa station, in the heart of the city.