What to do for a weekend away in Bath?

by Paige


You’re seriously spoilt for choice! With a range of shops from high street favourites, to independent stores, there’ll be something for you. Perhaps the busiest of areas is the Central area and is home to some of our high street favourites including Marks & Spencer, Primark and Jo Malone. Bath is home to a fabulous Market that takes place every Saturday so you can pick up local, home-grown produce. If independent stores are more suited to you, head on down to the variety of gorgeous independent homeware, clothing and retail stores. One place you must visit, is the UKs oldest department store on Milsom Street – formerly Jolly’s but is now a branch of House of Fraser.


Every trip to Bath is complete with a visit to the Thermae Bath Spa. After a hectic day of shopping, there’s only place to relax. Mix relaxing with a spot of sightseeing in the rooftop open air pool and then head inside to the wllness Suite and rest those eyes in the specially sculpted relaxation room and then for a sauna/steam. If you’re really brave, feel the benefits of the ice chamber! Make sure you treat yourself to a treatment – whether it’s a facial or a massage, you’ll certainly leave the spa feeling relaxed.

Dine & Drink

If you’re a foodie, you won’t be disappointed by the range of restaurants Bath has to offer. Catering for all budgets, delicious food can be enjoyed at the delis and bars, to the fine dining restaurants. Our top favourites are <The Circus Restaurant, Olé Tapas and Chez Dominique. Once you’ve let your dinner digest, it’s essential to head on down to some of Bath’s best bars. For fabulous cocktails, we’d recommend Sub 13 – delicious cocktails, and a very generous Happy Hour menu….what more could you want?! Seeing as gin seems to be the latest trend, The Canary Gin Bar is well worth a visit. Whether you’re into your dry gin or botanical gin, this bar certainly won’t disappoint. There’s also a martini bar upstairs!

Visit Landmarks

Bath is home to some beautiful landmarks – the most famous perhaps are the Roman Baths. The house is a well-preserved Roman site for public bathing. It truly is an impressive site. You can purchase an audio guide too to listen to as you walk around the site and take in the history. Another impressive landmark, is Bath Abbey. It’s the late Medieval church with a Gothic interior. You can come here to admire the stunning architecture, or even to sit and listen to the wonderful music. A donation to visit the church is very much welcome.

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