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Roman Bath, Bath

Venture out from your Bath hotel to sweep along elegant Georgian crescents and stop at 15th-century Sally Lunn’s, the oldest building in the city, for proper Earl Grey tea and a bun.

Historic Bath

Imagine yourself as an extra in a Jane Austen adaptation and that’s Bath. From the crescented Circus to the city’s largest open space Victoria Park, Bath’s architectural beauty would make even Mrs Bennet smile. The Assembly Rooms, the former hub of Bath’s social scene, now house a vast costume museum.

Art and museums in Bath

Take tea at the Pump Room after an audio tour of that temple to cleansing, the Roman Baths. Spring water surges at 46.5C and the pillars, terraces and imposing statues transport you. Holburne Museum has fine art and furniture from Bath’s Regency heyday and behind it is Sydney Gardens, Ms Austen’s leafy stamping ground.

Quirky things to do in Bath

Take the kids from your Bath hotel to the Egg, the Theatre Royal’s child-dedicated theatre which has shows every Saturday plus lots of workshops. Or simply do as the Roman do and submerge yourself at the Thermae Bath Spa.

Events in Bath

Late February and early March sees Bath’s bookish crowd out in force at the city’s annual literary festival. The Bath Music Festival hosts dozens of acts from around the globe at a series of city venues in late May and early June.

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Attractions in Bath:


The Dress of the Year

Opening times:
May-Oct daily 10.30am-5pm; Nov-Jan daily 10.30am-4pm Mar - Dec 2013 (annual)

Newport Gwent Dragons. Courtesy of Rodney Parade Ltd
Newport Gwent Dragons Rugby Season - Magners League

Opening times:
Sep 2012 - May 2013 (annual)

Cardiff Blues Rugby Season - Magners League

Opening times:
Sep 2012 - Apr 2013 (annual)

Blenheim Palace South Front, Oxfordshire. Courtesy of Blenheim Palace
Blenheim Palace

Opening times:
Daily 10.30am-5.30pm (last admission 4.45pm); park daily 9am-4.45pm; 2 Nov-16 Dec Wed-Sun only Feb - Dec 2013 (annual)

Basildon Park. Courtesy of the National Trust
Basildon Park

Opening times:
Mar-Oct: Mon & Wed-Sun 11am-5pm; Dec 11am-4pm Feb - Dec 2013; not Tue (annual)

What's on in Bath:


Bath Christmas Market. Courtesy of Bath Tourism
Bath Christmas Market

Dates Open:
24/11/2014 to 11/12/2014

The Mount Vernon Garden (a replica of George Washington's garden at Mount Vernon in Virginia). Courtesy of the American Museum in Britain
The American Museum in Britain

Dates Open:
13/03/2015 to 31/10/2015
26/11/2014 to 19/12/2014

Dyrham Park. Courtesy of The National Trust
Dyrham Park

Dates Open:
03/11/2015 to 16/12/2015
18/02/2015 to 29/10/2015
03/11/2014 to 16/12/2014

Apples. Photo by Ben Evans, © Whatsonwhen
Slow Food Market

Dates Open:
07/12/2014 to 07/12/2014
05/07/2015 to 05/07/2015
01/03/2015 to 01/03/2015
04/01/2015 to 04/01/2015
01/11/2015 to 01/11/2015
05/04/2015 to 05/04/2015
01/02/2015 to 01/02/2015
04/10/2015 to 04/10/2015
03/05/2015 to 03/05/2015
06/09/2015 to 06/09/2015
02/08/2015 to 02/08/2015
07/06/2015 to 07/06/2015

Giant beachcomber by Thomas P Peschak, South Africa/Germany. Wildlife Photographer of the Year is owned by the Natural History Museum and BBC Wildlife Magazine
Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Dates Open:
19/11/2014 to 12/03/2015

Autumn Exhibition

Dates Open:
30/10/2015 to 31/12/2015
30/10/2014 to 31/12/2014

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