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Have a Microgap in Bath

We’ve put together a jam-packed itinerary for the perfect microgap in Bath. From sampling Bath’s diverse foodie scene and discovering its iconic landmarks to relaxing in thermal waters and exploring the surrounding countryside, Bath is the ideal destination for a short break...

Day One

Start your microgap with a spot of retail therapy. Head to Walcot Street and London Road to discover Bath’s Artisan Quarter. A vibrant corner of the city, the area is home to an eclectic array of independent shops selling everything from vintage clothes and chic homeware to artisan crafts and wholefoods.

Live like a local and taste your way around the city on a Savouring Bath tour. Be warned though, with samples from seven to twelve local food and drink heroes along the way, you won’t be needing breakfast – you can probably give lunch a miss as well!

After all that eating, you might feel like some exercise in the fresh air. See the city by bike as you cycle through the longest cycling tunnel in Britain with Bath Cycle Tours.

For evening drinks, take a short stroll to Electric Bear, a microbrewery and taproom dreaming up modern craft beers. In the warmer months, you can soak up the sun in the yard whilst working your way through their always changing menu of innovative beers.

Laugh late into the night at Komedia where they regularly hold live comedy, music and cabaret events. On Saturdays, you can watch top comedians perform at the sellout Krater Comedy Club before hitting the dancefloor for Motorcity’s mix of Motown, soul, funk and rock anthems.

Day Two

Clear a fuzzy head from the night before with a relaxing morning at Thermae Bath Spa. Soak in the natural thermal waters and admire the stunning views of Bath from the rooftop pool or book yourself one of their spa treatments, including massages, facials and Hot Stone therapies.

Feeling refreshed and ready for a busy day of exploring, find out how Bath’s ancient inhabitants made the most of the mineral-rich waters 2,000 years ago at the Roman Baths. Constructed in around 70AD, tread in Roman footsteps around the amazingly-preserved ruins where 1,170,000 litres of steaming spring water still fills the site every day. 

Learn about Bath’s most notable resident at The Jane Austen Centre and see a snapshot of what it would have been like to live in Georgian Bath. Afterwards, travel back in time at the Regency Tea Rooms and enjoy a light lunch or a quintessentially English afternoon tea.  

Must-see spots in Bath, your break wouldn’t be complete without paying a visit to the Royal Crescent and The Circus, some of the greatest examples of Georgian architecture in the UK.  

For dinner, pop along to Bath Pizza Co, located in a former railway station with an impressive vaulted ceiling. Tuck into their delicious wood-fired pizzas with a pint or glass of prosecco for only £10.

Day Three

Unleash your creative side with a glass making workshop at Bath Aqua Glass. Ideal for beginners, learn all the basic skills of glassmaking by making your own paperweight to take home as a memento from your trip.

Situated at the end of the grand Great Pulteney Street, The Holburne Museum is a majestic Grade-I listed building and home to an impressive art collection. Spend the morning browsing Renaissance treasures and eighteenth-century masterpieces before enjoying a light lunch in the Garden Café, which opens out onto the historic Sydney Gardens.

From there, follow the Kennet and Avon Canal and up into Bathwick Fields to join the Bath Skyline Walk. Meander through tranquil beech woodlands with wildflowers and explore hidden sweeping valleys, interspersed with stunning panoramic views of the city.

On your way, you will come across Prior Park Landscape Garden. Restored to its former Georgian glory, explore the beautiful garden designed by eminent landscape architect Capability Brown.

After a busy day in the fresh air, reward yourself with dinner at Koffmann & Mr. White’s run by culinary legends Pierre Koffmann and Marco Pierre White and choose from a tasty menu of British and French classics. 

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