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Why Bath is the Perfect Weekend Break

20th July 2018

Is Bath a good weekend break? The answer to this is an emphatic yes! Thousands of people enjoy weekend breaks in Bath every year, and there are too many reasons to count as to why the city remains a number one choice for mini-breakers. Here are just a handful:

It’s the perfect place to relax

There’s plenty for active visitors to do in Bath, including running and cycling in parks and by the Kennet and Avon Canal path, but the city is also a haven for those who like their weekend breaks a little more relaxing. Or you can do both!

Spa weekend breaks in Bath are hugely popular, which is not surprising considering that Bath was traditionally a spa town. Even now, it boasts a number of boutique spas and wellbeing centres that make the most of the area’s natural thermal waters, including the larger Thermae Bath Spa.

It’s foodie heaven

The fresh produce in this part of the UK is simply stunning, and most of the food businesses in the city have embraced the use of quality, locally sourced ingredients. This is partly why Bath’s food and drink scene has exploded in recent years, with a staggering range of restaurants, street food vendors, bars and markets to choose from if you love your food. Bath also has regular food festivals, including the Great Bath Feast in September/October 2018.

It’s easy to reach

Bath attracts a large number of tourists from London and other nearby cities every year, mainly because it’s so convenient to reach by road and rail. It’s just 90 minutes from London Paddington to Bath by train (with some wonderful scenery on the way) and under 2.5 hours drive from the capital. If you’re coming from the midlands, Birmingham is less than 2 hours away by rail. Visitors from the north will also find it easy to reach, with a simple change at nearby Bristol.

While Bath is a city in its own right, it’s a world away from the stress and pollution of the big smoke, nestled as it is in beautiful Somerset countryside.

The whole city is a tourist attraction

The entire centre of Bath is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which means that you can turn in virtually any direction and see an example of majestic Georgian architecture or an object of historic interest. There’s so many sites to visit, from the imposing Bath Abbey to the ancient Roman Baths. And not forgetting the city’s Jane Austen connection, celebrated in museums and afternoon tea parlours throughout Bath.

Last but not least, it has beautiful accommodation

Due to the huge amount of fantastically preserved Georgian buildings in Bath, it’s not surprising that the city has an impressive number of gorgeous period properties to stay in. Some can really make you feel like you’re stepping back in time!

Many of the most charming properties can be found right here at Bath Holiday Rentals, all in convenient city centre locations and with holiday accommodation available to suit all group sizes from couples to parties.