Bath –The Perfect UK Weekend Getaway
Everyone needs a little break now (even a romantic break in Bath) and then. Taking a break to get away from it all can improve both your physical and mental health, leading to a greater sense of well-being. It also decreases the risk of burnout and boosts long-term happiness. But what do you do if you can’t take a full vacation?
You head to Bath –the perfect UK weekend getaway.
Studies have shown that even a brief getaway can lower blood pressure and stress hormones, and Bath is the perfect place for rejuvenation. One of the most beautiful locations in England, Bath is built around one of the UK’s only natural hot springs and is the only UK city to be designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is easily accessible to the rest of the UK by bus or train, but you can also easily rent a car to drive there.
What to See in Bath
Bath can perhaps be best appreciated with a walking tour. You may book one for free with The Mayor of Bath’s Corps of Honorary Guides. Enjoy a relaxed two-hour stroll with a knowledgeable local guide who will present some of the city’s highlights. The guides are passionate about welcoming visitors to their city, and tours are entertaining and informative.
Of course, if you wish to explore on your own, you will still find numerous breathtaking sights. Bath’s town centre features cobbled streets and beautiful Victorian architecture that carries some Roman influence.
The Royal Crescent is one of the most famous landmarks in the city. Built in the 1770s, the Royal Crescent features mainly private residences that, on the outside at least, have scarcely changed over the years, making this an excellent shooting location for period dramas. Built of limestone quarried out of the hills surrounding the city, the Royal Crescent and many other buildings have a distinctive honey colour.
Of course, being in Bath practically requires a trip to the Roman Baths where you can discover the legacy left by the Romans. A self-guided tour begins with rooms devoted to Roman history and relics before leading to the baths themselves. Take a moment to imagine who stood in that very spot thousands of years ago, seeing the same sights that have been almost perfectly preserved.
Once you have explored the city on foot, consider seeing it from a different vantage point in a hot air balloon. Enjoy a 4-hour experience that features a 1-hour sunrise or sunset flight which allows you breathtaking views that you won’t find anywhere else.
Bath’s Best Dining
One of the joys of a weekend getaway is a chance to sample fine food. At The Olive Tree, our own Michelin Star restaurant in Bath, conveniently located below the Queensberry Hotel, you can experience one of two tasting menus at the only Michelin Star restaurant in the city.
These tasting menus offer you a chance to indulge in the best local seasonal ingredients, though you may order a la carte if you prefer, and vegetarian, vegan, and dairy-free menus are also available.
A visit to Bath is a chance to experience what locals and visitors have known for centuries: Bath is the perfect UK weekend getaway.
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