When searching for accommodation in Somerset, look no further than beautiful Bath for a weekend getaway, and explore the wonders of this ancient city. Browse places to stay on Likibu to find apartments in Bath and holiday rentals and find the perfect place to spend your holiday in this stunning Georgian city.
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Since the Roman times, Bath has been a city of pleasure and relaxation. Treat yourself to an overnight stay in Bath whilst staying in a Georgian guesthouse or country cottage. From the wonderful markets in Bath's compact centre to the ancient Roman Baths, a trip to Bath is a trip for everyone. Perhaps come mid-week to avoid busy weekends and stay in a city apartment. Immerse yourself in the plethora of museums and galleries, music and theatre or sports and festivals in Bath.
When to Go?
With England the weather is never consistent. Best times to come for less rain and warmer temperatures is from May to October. If you would prefer to come in Christmas months then expect colder temperatures but a wonderful ambience in the city centre with lots of fairs and festivals.
How to get to Bath?
Bath is located in the South West of England and has good travel connections. From London is easily reached in just 90 minutes by train and is a short drive when taking the M4 and M5. Bath Spa Railway Station is conveniently located in the heart of the city so is just a short walk from Bath's shops and main attractions.
If you plan on flying , which sometimes is the cheapest way, then Bath is just 19 miles away from Bristol Airport. Bristol is a wonderful city in itself, so if you are already visiting the area and would like to step back in time for the day, then Bath is only a 12 minute train ride from your holiday rental in Bristol. Similarly, if you are holidaying by the sea and would like to expand your horizons for a few hours, hop aboard the train for less than an hour from a quaint bed and breakfast in Weston-super-Mare and enjoy the many wonders that Bath has to offer.
Getting Around in Bath
Bath is a small city so the best way to explore it is on foot. Most of the attractions are within walking distance of each other and many streets are pedestrianised. If you are not up for walking, Bath offers an open-topped bus tour with a guide. Head to the tourist office, on Abbey Churchyard, for all information on transport options.
Where to Stay in Bath?
Pulteney Road area is located near the Sydney Gardens and Henrietta Park. Stay near these beautiful green gardens and follow in the footsteps of Jane Austen. Stay in a cosy bed and breakfast through our trusted partner Airbnb or perhaps a family cottage. This area is just a story walk away to the major attractions via Pulteney Bridge like the Roman Baths, Bath Abbey and Victoria Art Gallery.
Book a Georgian townhouse or city apartment to stay in the historic area of Bath. Book accommodation in this area to overlook the river just north of the Pulteney Bridge and Victoria Art Gallery. Find family rooms in well-maintained Victorian mansions to embrace the feel of Bath's architectural history. This area is just steps away from Westgate Street shopping, the Herschel Museum of Astronomy, the Bath Abbey and train station.
Top Attractions and Things to Do in Bath
Thermae Bath Spa
Based in the heart of the city is the Thermae Bath Spa. This is a natural spa where you can bathe in Britain's only naturally warm, mineral-rich waters and do as the Celts and Romans did over 2,000 years ago. By day or by night you can relax in the indoor Minerva bath or the open-air rooftop pool. If you feel like indulging in this luxury a little further, the Bath Spa offers a choice of spa sessions and treatments as well as a café restaurant.
The Holburne Museum
The museum is located in a beautiful Grade 1 listed grand Georgian house, originally designed as a hotel. It houses a collection of fine and decorative art from Renaissance treasures to masterpieces by Gainsborough. It is almost worth visiting just to see the sparkling crystal chandeliers and its rich interiors. It also holds the impressive collections of Sir William Holburne, where the Museum gets its name from.
No.1 Royal Crescent
See beyond the Palladian façade in No.1 and see what life was like for the rich in the C18th. Each room has been redesigned to what it would have looked like in the age of the aristocracy and their servants. Explore the house including the original kitchen and scullery and Servants' quarters to gain a true insight into the life for the wealthy and poor in the eighteenth-century.
For a great 360 views of Bath, ascend 212 steps to the top of the Bath Abbey Tower. Although the climb may be tough for some, the views are breath-taking, and you will pass the ringing chamber as well as sit behind the clock face on your way up.
Bath Skyline Walk
Outside of the city centre, go for a walk along the Bath Skyline Footpath. Famed for its wild flowers and elevated views, enjoy extensive views over Bath and the Blackdown Hills on this 6-mile walk. In the summer take a picnic and in autumn, a kite for it is the perfect place to escape from city life and to explore the countryside surrounding Bath.