Bath City Centre
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bath is rich in heritage and well-known for its role in Roman and Georgian history. Its compact centre makes it ideal for exploring on foot, or you can take a ride on one of the open top buses around the city.
One of the highlights is a visit to the Roman Baths Museum which houses the ruins of Sulis Minerva, the Roman temple and bathing complex that still flows with natural hot water. Bath’s hot springs are also used today in the luxury Thermae Bath Spa. Exclusive discounts are available at the spa and at the nearby Combe Grove Manor Country Club for those staying in our accommodation – get in touch to find out more.
Bath is full of stunning examples of Georgian architecture, including the Royal Crescent, the Circus, Pulteney Bridge, the Assembly Rooms and the Grand Pump Room. Bath Abbey, built in 1499, is also a dramatic landmark in Bath and an excellent example of Gothic architecture.
Full of culture, Bath is home to a wide variety of museums and galleries, including the Holburne Museum, the Fashion Museum, the Jane Austen Centre and No 1. Royal Crescent, a tribute to life in Georgian Bath. The city regularly hosts festivals and other events, from international music to Jane Austen and fashion to comedy, and has a vibrant theatre scene.
Bath is also a shopper’s paradise, with an array of independent boutiques and well known stores located across the compact city centre. After a day of retail therapy, you can indulge yourself at one of Bath’s many eateries – from award winning AA Rosette restaurants and bistros to quaint tearooms and welcoming pubs, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Just outside Bath City Centre
Bath’s proximity to the countryside makes it the perfect destination for outdoor and wildlife lovers. There are many walks and cycle routes along which wildlife can be spotted, including the six mile Bath Skyline circular walk which takes you from Prior Park, a beautiful 18th century landscape garden with a unique Palladian bridge, through beautiful woodlands and meadows to an Iron Age hill fort and Roman settlements.
Sustrans Route 24, the Colliers Way, passes through Tucking Mill, and there are a number of rambling paths on the doorsteps of our three cottages here. For those of you who want to spend time near or on the water, bikes and boats can be hired from the Bath and Dundas Canal Company, located on the stretch of the Kennet and Avon Canal nearest Tucking Mill.
Fly fishing is also available on the Midford Brook and we can arrange for you to do this.
The West of England Falconry Centre offers the unique opportunity to experience the thrill of flying a trained bird-of-prey with their ‘Hawk Walks’ departing from Tucking Mill. Wellow Trekking, also located in the Midford Valley, offer archery, riding and clay pigeon shooting.
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Somerset and beyond
Bath is ideally located to explore the south west of England, with attractions such as Longleat Safari Park, Stone Henge, Bristol Zoo, the Saxon town of Bradford upon Avon and Westonbirt Arboretum, all less than an hour’s drive away.
There are also many National Trust and English Heritage properties nearby, including the spectacular late 17th-century mansion at Dyrham Park, the picturesque village of Lacock and Stourhead, a beautiful Palladian mansion.