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Street view of Georgian Bath through Greco-Roman columns


Just 20 minutes from Widbrook Grange

The beautiful South West city of Bath is less than 20 minutes' drive or a short train ride from Widbrook Grange.

When you think of Bath, is it even possible to do so without conjuring up images of buttery stone architecture, lush green parks, and, of course, the two millennia-old Roman Baths themselves?

Bath is famous for its thermal baths, Georgian architecture, cobbled streets, literary history and foodie treats. Quite possibly England's most charming city, it is the perfect place to visit when you stay with us at Widbrook Grange – a boutique hotel in Bradford on Avon.

Top 10 things to do in Bath

Bath is the only city in the UK to be designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. Just strolling around the ancient streets is enchanting but, if you're looking for the best things to do here, we've put together our best picks:

  1. Visit the Roman Baths.
  2. Step back in time at the Jane Austen Centre.
  3. Admire the Georgian architecture.
  4. Take a trip to Bath Abbey.
  5. Hit Bath's fashionable boutiques.
  6. Visit one of the city's many festivals.
  7. Shop your heart out at Bath Christmas market.
  8. Take a Bridgerton-inspired walking tour of the city.
  9. Try glass blowing at the Bath Aqua Theatre of Glass.
  10. Discover Mary Shelley’s House of Frankenstein in Bath.

Those are our top recommendations, but this is your stay. Bath's small size and incredible walkability make it the perfect place to escape to for a slow-paced, relaxing day out.

Widbrook Grange is less than 20 minutes' drive from the city, so if you want to linger a little longer, it's easy to escape the hubbub and return to the Farmhouse to put your feet up in a log-fire lounge with a G&T, returning to Bath – well-rested – for a second day, should you choose. Parking in Bath is notoriously difficult, so those in the know often choose to stay just outside the city.


Roman Baths in Bath

Visit the Roman Baths

Walk around the steaming Great Bath where people first bathed nearly 2,000 years ago, see the ruins of the temple of Minerva where Roman worshippers gathered, and explore the fascinating museum where you can find out more about those who once lived and worked here.

Copy of Pride & Prejudice on table at Jane Austen Centre

Jane Austen Centre

Situated in an original Georgian townhouse, this step back in time tells the story of Jane Austen's time in Bath, including the effect that living here had on her and her writing.

Georgian buildings in Bath

Explore Georgian architecture

Beautiful Bath is famed for its enchanting Georgian architecture. Widely considered a jewel in the West Country’s verdant crown, the city has some stunning buildings. A walking tour is a great way to discover the best of Bath.

View of the ceiling of Bath Abbey

Take a trip to Bath Abbey

Bath Abbey is the last of the great medieval churches of England, where the first King of England was crowned. It has been called The Lantern of the West because it has so many beautiful stained-glass windows.

Umbrella decorations across Bath high street

Hit Bath's boutiques

Bustling Bath is a treasure trove of independent boutiques. Whether you lust over homeware, love fashion, fancy yourself as a foodie or like nothing more than an afternoon paging through first editions and mooching around the shelves of an ancient bookshop, Bath has it all.

Musicians playing at Bath Festival

Visit a Bath Festival

Calling all culture vultures! Bath has a year-round creative programme of festivals. From The Bath Festival and Bath Children's Literature Festival to Bath Carnival and the Jane Austen Festival, the city is fizzing with festival frolics.

People shopping at outdoors stalls in the evening at Bath Christmas Market

Shop Bath's Christmas Market

Step back in time and discover a whimsical world of Christmas in Georgian Bath. With the Christmas Market running from late November into December, the scent of Yuletide dances through the air and traditional artisans line the streets, with festive cheer to be found on every corner.

2 Bridgerton actresses sitting on sofa with corgi

Discover Bridgerton's Bath

The smash-hit Netflix drama Bridgerton may be set in an American fantasy of Regency-era London in 1813, but eagle-eyed TV buffs will know that many of the scenes in the series were filmed in Bath. Make your stay an elegant Bridgerton-inspired break and take a walking tour of all the Bath filming locations.

Artisan showing how glass is blown

Try glass blowing

"I want to do something unique" you declare… we've so got you. Take a trip to the Bath Aquaglass Glassblowing Studio in the city and you can watch its skilled glassblowers at work as they produce a range of handmade glassware, many of the designs being inspired by the Roman and Georgian heritage of Bath. Give it a go – and make a souvenir to take home!

Characters standing outside Mary ShelleyÔÇÖs House of Frankenstein

Find Frankenstein

You might be surprised to hear that Frankenstein can be found in fairytale Bath but it's true. For the brave, we recommend a trip to Mary Shelley’s House of Frankenstein. Step into this dark world to explore the house, or work your way through the Escape Room at this world-first visitor attraction that blurs the lines between museum and immersive visitor experience.

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