A Day Trip To Bath
Planning a trip to The Bath Arms at Longleat? Why not visit Bath for the day…
Streets that arose from history and landscapes that take your breath away; we have a world heritage city just 20 miles away from our hotel and we think that has all the makings for a perfect day trip. With Longleat in one direction and Bath in the other, we’re the only accommodation near Bath you need.
We’ve put together just some of the things you can do in Bath, so jump in the car and in just over half an hour you’ll be ready to explore…
1. The Royal Crescent
No visit to Bath would be complete without witnessing the incredible architecture and curvature of The Royal Crescent for yourself. With the first stone laid in 1767, it has been a beloved tourist attraction ever since – be sure to visit the museum to see its journey through time. Awarded UNESCO World Heritage status in 1987, Bath owes this title in part to the Crescent and its representation of Georgian architecture. Why not grab a snack or a picnic and explore? Royal Victoria Park adjoins the Crescent, making for a peaceful experience away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre. There is plenty of ticketed parking in the surrounding streets, too.
Head into the centre of Bath and you will find a whole host of independent and well-known shopping destinations. From gifts and trinkets, to souvenirs and must-haves, Bath has it all. Head to SouthGate to experience some retail therapy from popular brands, or explore the side streets for antiques, art and
independent wares. If you’re feeling peckish there are plenty of cafes and pubs to grab a bite to eat in. Once refuelled, if you want glassware and confectionary, head towards Bath Abbey.
3. Bath Abbey
Bath Abbey is renowned for its incredible architecture, reverent atmosphere and undeniable history. Welcoming hundreds of thousands of people every year, the Abbey offers each visitor a unique insight into the history of not only Bath, but religion. Take a tower tour or stop for a quiet moment of reflection, simply observe a service or read the many grave stones that adorn the walls and floors; it’s completely up to you how you want to experience Bath Abbey. Once you have taken photographs and explored, see what the nearby shops have to offer and then head next door to the Roman Baths.
4. The Roman Baths
The Roman Baths can be found at the heart of the city, and very rarely need an introduction! Housing the incredible remains of one of the most important religious spas of ancient times, witness history for yourself by tasting the water and learn more about its supposed healing properties in the museum. In Victorian times the baths were just as busy; the site now has over one million visitors a year!
5. Pulteney Bridge & Weir
Head further on past the Abbey, and you will come across Pulteney Bridge & Weir. Built in the 1600s, many tourists visit due to its accessible location in the city centre and thanks to it being featured in the film adaptation of Les Misérables. A stone’s throw from Bath Abbey, The Pulteney Bridge is one of only four bridges worldwide that features shops and eateries along both sides. Be sure to take some picture of the view, or hop on a boat ride to experience it in a whole new light.
6. Thermae Spa
The Thermae Spa can be found a stone’s throw away from the Roman Baths, and is the perfect end to a lovely day spent in the city. Britain’s only natural thermal waters, you can enjoy a range of treatments and bathe in the waters just as the Romans did over 2000 years ago. Discover the historic building, relaxing spaces and learn more in the Spa Visitor Centre. They have a whole range of packages available – in particular the Twilight Package lets you gaze out at the Abbey and Roman Baths at sundown. Perfection! With so much to do, you want to be able to make the most of Bath as well as the other surrounding counties. We think we are one of the most convenient places to stay near Bath, but why not see for yourself?