DESTINATION GUIDE: BATH

With easy connections to Bath from Bristol Airport, visiting this beautiful world heritage site is simple...

The historical Roman city of Bath is arguably one of the UK's most fascinating and unique cities. Not only is it a World Heritage Site, it is also the only place in the UK where you can bathe in natural thermal water!

Visit this enchanting city for a break full of charm, beautiful architecture, sumptuous food and relaxing treatments at the famous roof top spa.

With twice daily flights from Jersey to Bristol, and quick and easy connections from Bristol to Bath, this beautiful city is extremely easy to get to.

HOW TO GET TO BATH FROM BRISTOL AIRPORT:

Coach: From Bristol Airport take the A4 airport service bus straight to Bath.

Taxi: A taxi ride from Bristol Airport to Bath takes approximately 45 minutes and prices start from £30.

Car hire: There are six car hire companies based at Bristol Airport - book your hire car here.

Train: Bristol Temple Meads Station is in central Bristol which is seven miles from the airport. There are up to five trains per hour at peak times, and the journey lasts approximately 10 to 15 minutes.

Things to do

Thermae Spa Bath

Thermae Bath Spa
It's a strange concept, but England really does have naturally-occurring hot springs with steaming water! Thermae Bath Spa is an extraordinary clash of 'old and new' where historic spa buildings blend with the contemporary design of the New Royal Bath. Live like the Romans and bathe in Britain's only naturally warm, mineral-rich waters, including the open-air rooftop pool with spectacular views over the city of Bath. A must for anyone visiting.

Afternoon tea at the Pump Room
This grand Grade I listed building is over 200 years old and home to what is arguably one of the most stylish and magnificent restaurants in Bath. The Pump Room's afternoon tea is a firm favourite in any Bath itinerary, starting from 2pm and guaranteeing a fabulous dining experience within one of Bath's most elegant backdrops. Food is locally sourced and freshly prepared on premises, and the Pump Room Trio play daily to add to your enjoyment.

Bath Escape Room
Bored of bars, restaurants and the cinema? Boy, does Bath have a surprise for you! Players are locked inside a room and must explore their surroundings in order to escape within 75 minutes. Use your logic and imagination to race the clock and solve clues to reveal the combination of the lock that opens a chest with another clue. Ideal for families, friends and team building, so what are you waiting for? Time is ticking…

Things to see

Royal Crescent

The Royal Crescent
It may, or may not, surprise you to know that The Royal Crescent is a crescent shaped row of 30 terraced houses. One of the greatest examples of Georgian architecture in the UK, it was designed by the architect John Wood the Younger and built between 1767 and 1774.  A major tourist attraction it its own right.

Roman Baths
Traipse the ancient cobbled streets and pathways as the Romans did 2,000 years ago. Set below bath's modern-day street level is a well-preserved Roman site that was used for bathing in the naturally occurring warm and mineral rich waters.  Visitors can see the baths and museum, but not enter the water (visitors wanting to bathe in the hot springs today can visit the Thermae Bath Spa). 1,170,000 litres of steaming spring water still fill the bathing site every single day.

Pulteney Bridge
There are only three bridges in the world that are home to shops and boutiques. Two are in Italy, and the other (you guessed it) is in Bath. Completed in 1774 and Palladian in style, the bridge connected the city with the newly built Georgian town of Bathwick. Shops adorn both sides of this impressive Grade I listed example of Georgian architecture.

Restaurants

Gourmet

The Bath Priory Restaurant
Book your table at the Bath Priory Restaurant if you're looking for outstanding Michelin starred cuisine overlooking award-winning gardens. The restaurant takes locally sourced food to a new level - many of the ingredients used here are from the Priory's very own kitchen garden.  Exciting flavours and superb cuisine combined with an exemplary wine list guarantee a culinary experience that will delight time and time again.

Olive Tree Restaurant
Awarded three AA rosettes and named Bath Life Magazine's 2011 Restaurant of the Year, the Olive Tree Restaurant promises beautiful food in a friendly and relaxed environment at very reasonable prices. This restaurant is one of Bath's longest established independent restaurants and has gained local popularity and national renown as one of the best dining places in Bath.

The Cowshed Bath
The Cowshed was first opened in Bristol in 2009 by Adam Denton whose vision was to combine quality, local produce with an informal and relaxed setting.  Needless to say, the restaurant resonated with other in and around the Bristol area leading to the expansion in 2013 to Bath.  The Cowshed is committed to supporting West Country farmers and producers which has led them to draw upon local expertise to develop season menus based on redefining classic British dishes.

Pubs and bars

Wine

Circo Bar & Lounge
Circo, named after its circular bar, is a chic night spot with Julian Chichester mirrors and a 3am licence.  If you feel like lounging about, recline on one of the two bespoke Chesterfield corner sofas or even the Chesterfield bed!  If you want something more formal, we invite you to try the vintage styled wing back chair…  The bar expands into a four room vaulted cellar taking the capacity up to 300 - Bath's latest luxury bar and lounge that sets the standard.

Bath Gin Company
The Bath Gin Company is the producer of Bath Gin and offers a place to unwind and imbibe.  It goes without saying that gin cocktails are their speciality, but they do also cater to our non-gin loving comrades with a wide selection of the finest wine, whiskey, rum, vodka, local beers and ciders.

Bath Brew House
Talented Head Brewer, Anna, brews an outstanding range of cask beers.  Look out for the Classic Best Bitter, 'Gladiator', the Hoppy Pale Ale, 'Emperor' and their seasonal brews - you can even take some home with you in a mini-keg!  The Bath Brew House is also the home of The Bath Beeronauts, a free club which entitles members discounts on beers. The front bar houses a real open fire, comfy sofas and a foosball table.

Shopping

Milsom Place Bath

Milsom Quarter
In the centre of Bath is Milsom Quarter, a great place to find top fashion designers, department stores and quirky retailers. At the heart of Milsom Street is Milson Place, a lively shopping and socialising cobbled courtyard. Here you can find an array of one-off designer shops, high street flagship stores, pop up ventures and chic eateries. Just across the road is Jollys, a House of Fraser department store that has been open since 1831 and is now one of the world's oldest department stores.

Central Area
Here you will find a shoppers-dream - a trove of different shops, from high street favourites to distinctive independents. Stall Street and Union Street are lined with enticing treats including confectionery, jewellery, fashion, accessories, home ware and more. Afterwards, meander through the picturesque passages and alleyways, where you'll find an eclectic mix of smaller retailers offering items that can't be found anywhere else.

SouthGate
Bath's newest shopping development is SouthGate, situated just across the road from the Bath Spa train and bus station. It combines classic Georgian-style open vistas with 21st century public spaces, around which 60 retail outlets offer the ultimate shop-until-you-drop experience. This buzzing complex is home to many popular well-known brands such as Urban Outfitters, Apple, Debenhams, Superdry, Topshop, H&M and many more.

Hotels

Francis Hotel Bath

Francis Hotel Bath
A Regency styled townhouse recently restored to its former glory in the heart of Bath.  The Francis Hotel boasts 98 individually-designed bedrooms - many with four-poster beds - and views over the historic city. Situated in the historic Queen Square near the Circus, Royal Crescent and Roman Baths, this hotel truly offers those in search of a vibrant and exuberant stay an experience not to be forgotten in the heart of Bath.

The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa
This magnificent 18th century luxury hotel and spa occupies two townhouses in the middle of Bath's renowned Georgian crescent by the beautiful Victoria Park. The 45 bedrooms range from palatial suites with lightable fires (Jane Austen books also provided for some cosy fireplace reading), to small but elegant rooms on the top floors. The hotel also offers a fully equipped gym, stunning spa with a pool and ESPA treatments, WiFi and an award-winning restaurant and cocktail bar.

Bathwick Street B&B
Bathwick Street B&B is situated in a five-storey Georgian Townhouse in central Bath just minutes from the Thermae Spa, city centre shops and the Abbey. Choose from a cosy room with a four-poster bed and en-suite shower room, or a spacious superior King Size room complete with big bathroom and separate shower cubicle. This affordable option with free parking, a delicious continental breakfast all in a central spot make Bathwick Street B&B a nice little stay.

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