Bath – the charming, historical, bucolic countryside located in Southwest England that boasts Georgian architecture, natural springs, and Roman baths. A visit here is enough to rejuvenate your tired body or weary soul. But how do you get here from London? Where is the best place to stay?
Bath is in the south-west of England and south-east of Bristol within the River Avon valley. It is the largest city in a ceremonial county that forms part of Somerset. It has a population of more than 85,000 people.
The city is about 98 miles away from London, but commuting is easy. For those who are driving, they can traverse the M4 and get there in two hours. One of the fastest ways, however, is through a train via the Paddington Station. The trip takes only 90 minutes.
The best accommodation options are the Bath City centre hotels. Many of these buildings have been around since the 1800s, which adds a more classical and historical experience. But the rooms are usually refurbished for modern comfort while the guests have convenient access to the restaurants. They can also help you plan a spa break in Thermae Bath Spa, the only thermal spa in the country.
The best months to be in Bath are from June to October. During the summer, the city glows while the warm and humid weather allows you to take advantage of other outdoor activities. These include hiking or joining the different music festivals. The autumn, on the other hand, lets you enjoy the cold weather without freezing. The orange shade that dominates the city makes it even lovelier.
You don’t have to spend your entire day in the spa, although nothing is stopping you from doing that. But you should also know the city offers more. You can take a walk in the Circus that features three notable classical orders of design or check out the fan vaulting of the seventh-century Bath Abbey. Don’t miss the Bath Assembly Rooms that celebrate fashion or the Royal Victoria Park with its putting green, play area, and a botanical garden that spans 9 acres.
Bath is a fantastic city to spend a day trip, but no one will fault you if you want to stay longer. You’re not the first who is unable to resist its beauty.