If you are currently planning your Summer holiday or you are looking for a few nights away from the stresses of life and work, doing something different and enjoyable, then Bath really should be high on the list of potential places to visit, as this UNESCO World Heritage site is a must see for anyone looking for a perfect location for some well-deserved leisure time.
Although most tourist websites will claim that their area has it all, Bath can truly claim this statement, as from spending some time visiting the historical Roman baths through to enjoying a meal and some drinks in one of the many restaurants in the area, whatever you want to do, Bath offers it. Bath is perfect for a short romantic break, a week away with the family, or a few friends wanting to do something a bit different this year, with all the feeling of a relaxed and welcoming culture, without the need to leave the country.
If you still need a little bit of convincing as to why Bath needs to be your next consideration on your holiday plans, here are just a few reasons why the area really does tick all of the boxes once you have found the perfect place to stay in Bath this summer:
From the ancient Roman baths through to the endless amount of historical buildings, churches and structures throughout the city, Bath is the only place in the UK that can boast the whole city is a designated World Heritage site, and with over 5,000 listed buildings, it is pretty easy to see why.
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On every street, around every corner and along every road, you will see buildings that will inspire you to find out more, so much so, you might have to come back a few times before you see everything that you want to.
The famous weekly Saturday farmers market, the frequent exhibitions, the yearly music festivals, there really is so much going on in Bath all year round, but during the summer you can really enjoy the outside events, knowing that if it does rain, you could always find something indoors. From music to art, the local events are a massive draw for thousands of visitors every year, and if you are popping to Bath in December, the Christmas market really is a must see, a wonderful time to see the city and its traditions.
Eat, Drink And Relax.
From a quick sandwich at one of the famous cafes through to a five-star meal in one of the many acclaimed restaurants in the city, Bath caters for every taste, every want and every food desire that you could possibly have, with every type of food just a short walk or taxi ride away. There are also plenty of places to grab a coffee, a beer or something stronger, and if you are looking for a place where kids are welcome too, there are plenty of pubs and restaurants that welcome families with open arms.
Bath has so much to do that we would need 30 blogs to even break the surface, but from sports through to long walks in beautiful surroundings, if you want a bit of activity during your break away, you will not be disappointed. So much to see and so much to do, if you really do not want to take the easy road and lay back and relax, then fear not, Bath has your requirements fully taken care of, and that is a guarantee!
The main train station is just a few minutes' walk into the centre of Bath, and with trains arriving frequently from places like Bristol, London and Cardiff, it really could not be easier to jump on a train and arrive within a few hours. Or, if driving is more your thing, Bath is only around 10 miles off of the M4 (junction 18 to be exact), which means you are very well located to get to Bath, whether you choose to drive or catch a coach, Bath is only a short journey away! Once in Bath, you can park the car and use the park and ride system or one of the many local buses that will transport you around the city, or you can simply walk, taking in the amazing buildings and structures as we discussed in our first point.