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Year of Get Up and Go – Bath Fringe Festival

I spent a couple of nights in the Bath area, in Somerset in south west England, to attend the Bath Fringe Festival. This was my first trip as a member of the Best Western “2012 Year of Get Up & Go” blogging panel.

As it’s around a 400 mile drive from Berwick upon Tweed to Bath, I stayed at the Best Western Plus Mosborough Hotel near Sheffield on the drive down. My accommodation in the Bath area was at the Best Western Plus Centurion Hotel in Radstock.

On the first night I had tickets for the Ministry of Burlesque High Tease at the Komedia. I’d never been to anything like this before but thought it’d be fun. It was such a laugh; there was a making a sherry trifle routine and a bit of audience participation with a scene from WW2.

As I’d been the city of Bath previously and it was a very hot day, I decided to visit some National Trust properties, hoping to stay in the shade as much as possible. My first port of call was at Westwood Manor.

Westwood Manor

I had a stop in Bradford upon Avon for walk along the canal.

The Courts Garden in Holt was absolutely enchanting.


By mid afternoon I’d overheated, so headed back to the Centurion Hotel to cool off and get ready to drive to Bath to see the ‘Hold Everything Dear’ modern dance performance by Laila Diallo that evening. The dance style in that performance didn’t appeal to me, but you never know when you select tickets for an event. Also, I like to try some new things, instead of going for the safe options.

On the drive back home, I stayed at the Best Western Premier Queen Hotel in Chester.

By Karen Bryan, Europe a la Carte Blog


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