48-hr pampering in Bath…top picks for a relaxing weekend

16 June 2016

Bath is a city famous for its spa culture, making it one of the best destinations for a pamper break in the UK. So, if you’re looking for a relaxing location for a hen weekend, you fancy spoiling your mum for her birthday or you simply need to de-stress, here’s your guide to unwinding and relaxing in Bath…

Spa days and packages

The Thermae Bath Spa

The city is packed with places to enjoy Bath’s spa culture, but no pamper weekend would be complete without a trip to the Thermae Bath Spa. The most famous of its kind in the city and perhaps the country, the Spa is right in the heart of the city with elegant Bath Holiday Rentals accommodation right next door.
In this unique location, you can bathe in Britain’s only naturally warm, mineral-rich waters, just as the Romans did thousands of years ago. The Spa offers over 40 packages and spa treatments, along with the Minerva Bath and New Royal Bath facilities. However, its crowning glory is the open air rooftop pool, where you can laze the day away or even stargaze at night while enjoying the lovely warm waters.

Other top spa picks

There are plenty of other places to enjoy pampering and spa treatments in the city, with the most popular choices being the sumptuous Garden Spa at the Bath Priory Hotel and the spa and brand new Thermal Suite at the Macdonald Bath Spa Hotel.

Beauty and wellbeing treatments

Once you’ve soaked away your cares in the spa, you may be in the mood for a little indulgence. Bath’s beauty and wellbeing facilities are just as impressive as its spa centres, and there are plenty to choose from whether you’re looking for a makeover or a holistic day of relaxation.

Green Street House

Situated on one of Bath’s oldest streets, in a building lovingly restored, is Green Street House. The day spa caters to both men and women in a relaxed, calming environment with treatments carried out across six beautiful rooms. Other facilities include a relaxation area and a charming apothecary-style retail area. Visit Green Street in the centre of Bath, not far from the river, for deep tissue massage, reflexology and holistic treatments, along with beauty treatments including waxing, pedicures and organic spray tans.

Neal’s Yard Remedies

This charming shop on Northumberland Place is a fantastic place to pick up everything from organic cosmetics to complementary remedies and essential oils, but you can also enjoy treatments including reflexology, acupuncture and aromatherapy massage in its therapy rooms.

Other top beauty picks

Bath is bursting with places to beautify both body and soul, so take your pick – other highlights include All About You on No 1 Saville Row, Sacco Beauty on Westgate Street, Beyond Beauty on Chelsea Road and Duchess Beauty on Pierrepoint Street.

And while you’re on your pamper trip, don’t forget to swing by the incredible Roman Baths. The public may not be permitted to bathe there anymore, but it’s a fascinating way to spend an afternoon, as well as a chance to peep into Bath’s history as a spa town.