Valentine's Day in Bath
Often said to be the most romantic city in Britain, Bath makes for the perfect Valentine’s Day getaway. You’ll be charmed by Bath’s elegant Georgian facades, quaint cobbled streets and luxurious spa offering, not to mention the picturesque landscape that surrounds the city.
Whether you’re looking for ideas for your first Valentine’s day together, or an extra-special romantic break to treat your special someone, we have plenty of ideas for things to do on Valentine’s day in Bath, that are bound to score you some brownie points, and create lasting and cherished memories for years to come.
A Romantic Day Exploring
Spend Valentine’s Day strolling hand-in-hand through the city and immerse yourself in its rich history and culture - it won’t take long for you to see why Bath is one of the most romantic cities in the UK. Walk in the footsteps of the Romans at the Roman Baths, peer into the city’s Georgian past at the sympathetically restored No.1 Royal Crescent, or indulge in the arts at one of the city’s museums or galleries. Couples who like a spot of joint retail therapy will also enjoy discovering Bath’s charming independent boutiques, tucked away in Bath’s cobbled streets.
The VisitBath Online Shop offers packages and experiences sampling the very best of Bath, which are sure to set your Valentine’s Day off to a winner.
If you aren't quite sure where to start, let someone else do the planning! Signature Bath Tours offers tailor-made tours of the city and will even photograph you and your loved one as you explore, perfectly documenting your romantic day.
Make Valentine’s Day Memories
Lovers of the great outdoors are spoilt for choice in Bath and its surrounds. With a Valentine’s Day packed lunch prepared, you can make your way up and out of the city to be wooed by Bath’s leafy vistas. Take in mesmerising views on a leisurely walk through Prior Park Landscape Garden and along Bath Skyline. Hire a pair of bikes (or maybe, even go tandem?!) and follow a bike trail out into the surrounding countryside. Or how does hiring a narrow boat for the day and drifting leisurely along the Kennet & Avon Canal sound?
Valentine’s Day at the Spa
For a truly indulgent Valentine’s Day, look no further than Bath’s fantastic wealth of spa hotels. How about booking into The Gainsborough Bath Spa? Did you know it’s the only spa hotel in Bath that benefits from the same, natural thermal waters that serve the famous Thermae Bath Spa? Lucknam Park Hotel and Spa is the perfect destination if you want to escape the hustle and bustle, set in a sprawling estate only a stone’s throw from the city. If you desire opulence, look no further than The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, which sits at the centre of the famous Royal Crescent’s seductive curves. Or, boasting a newly-refurbished Garden Spa that harnesses the luscious scents of L’Occitane essential oils, The Bath Priory Hotel is perfect for couples looking to excite the senses.
Of course, you can still enjoy Bath’s steamy waters without breaking the purse strings with a visit to Thermae Bath Spa for a 2-hour spa session, and maybe indulging in a pampering treatment for two.
Wining and Dining
No Valentine’s Day is complete without some kind of delicious treat. For a truly heart-felt lunch then look no further than Sally Lunn’s, who will be serving up limited edition heart-shaped buns on the special day, with all their usual tasty toppings. Or afternoon tea with glass of fizz amongst the Georgian splendour of The Pump Room is always bound to go down well.
As the day draws to a close, how about cosying up in a quiet corner in The Raven with a pair of delicious pies and local ales to wash them down? Vino Vino also makes for a romantic Valentine’s Day meal, where you can sip on fine wines whilst working your way through one of their artisan sharing boards. Or for the ultimate luxury, take your loved one to be wined and dined at The Bath Priory’s celebrated Michelin-starred restaurant.
Something a Little Different this Valentine’s Day
If you’re looking for a unique experience this Valentine’s Day, how about a visit to the Bath Aqua Theatre of Glass? Watch the master glassblowers at work, before both blowing into a bauble with a personalised engraving to seal your love forever; the perfect Valentine’s Day memento.
Couples with a passion for food will adore an intimate cooking class at Simi’s Kitchen. Simi will guide you through the preparation of a sumptuous, Persian feast full of exotic, seasonal flavours. If you and your love crave a different cuisine, Simi is also able to craft a bespoke menu to your taste, making for a perfectly-personalised experience.
Other Valentine’s Day Ideas
Make the most of romantic Bath without breaking the bank by browsing our ideas for romantic breaks on a budget, and our Top 10 Romantic Break Tips are sure to help you make your Valentine’s Day in Bath the best one yet.
Whether you’re looking for a lavish hotel, a cosy B&B or alternative and quirky hideaway for your celebrations, Bath has you covered. Search for and book your perfect Valentine’s Day accommodation.
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