Visiting Bath

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Things to do

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Walking Tours in Bath

For something less active but perhaps a bit more cultural, educational or simply enjoyable there is a wide choice of organised walking tours in and around Bath. In addition, of course, you may choose just to walk around the delightful countryside surrounding Bath.  The Royal is a very convenient base from which to enjoy a walking tour.

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Wellow Trekking Centre – fun activities for all the Family

Wellow Trekking Centre specialises in creating action packed days for those of all ages

Adults can enjoy the experience of field or target archery. If that’s not your thing then you can always try your hand at clay pigeon shooting and perfect your aim.

Archery may be combined with either clay pigeon shooting or horse riding

Children can spend the day at Frank’s Farm and visit all the working animals and pets on the farm.

Wellow Trekking Centre is also located on the Colliers Way cycle route and to help you experience the route bikes are available for hire at a nominal fee.

For more information on all the activities at Wellow Trekking Centre click here

The Soul Spa

Your emotional and physical health are linked to your mental health. The Soul Spa focuses on getting you mentally fit so you can transform your emotional and physical wellbeing.

Therapies include meditation, massage, acupuncture, aromatherapy, reflexology, reiki, yoga, sound baths and more.

Whether you’re taking some time for yourself, as a couple, or with a group of friends, The Soul Spa has some unique activities that everyone can try.

For more information on the experiences they offer click here

Bailey Balloons

Bailey Balloons offer hot air balloon flights from Bath and Bristol. Bailey Balloons is run by Jo and Clive Bailey who are both passionate balloonists and pride themselves on their friendly personal approach, and excellent customer service.

A wealth of experience, an unblemished safety record and a clear passion for ballooning has earned Bailey Balloons a fantastic reputation in the Ballooning World. Clive is also the weather advisor for the Western Region Balloon Club and the Flight Director at the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta where he is responsible for the launch of over 150 balloons! Jo Bailey carried out the spectacular stunt for the New Land Rover advertising campaign.

With a fleet of different size balloons that fly regularly, they have versatility and are able to tailor make each experience and accommodate any number of guests.

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Develop your cooking skills

Whilst enjoying a few days holiday in Bath you can attend a cookery school to help develop your cooking skills. The Vegetarian Cookery School has courses not only in vegetarian cooking but also other dishes including in the Spring making chocolate. The Cookery School is based in the centre of Bath, near to Demuths Restaurant in a wonderful Georgian building, with a super purpose built kitchen, light and airy and the best views of Bath Abbey. The cookery school is run by Rachel Demuth, the owner of the award winning Demuths Restaurant. Since 2001 she has been running an exciting and varied selection of courses for mixed abilities from complete beginner to accomplished cook. Cookery School Vouchers make great presents for foodie friends and family.

For further details you can visit their website click here

Wine tasting

You can develop your knowledge of wine at the same time as tasting some interesting wines or whisky at the Tasting Room in Bath, who are happy to organise tastings for small groups.  This knowledge will help you appreciate an choose from the excellent selection of wines featured on The Royal wine list.

Please see details on their website click here

Local Attractions

Whilst staying at The Royal try to find time to visit some of the local attractions in and around Bath. Click on an attraction for more details :

Roman Baths Museum

The Roman Baths are home to the well-preserved public baths and museums of ancient Roman architecture. The Roman Museum is home to many of the ancient discoveries that have been found or unearthed in the city of Bath since its inception.

It’s an absolutely brilliant attraction to take your family and makes an excellent starting point to springboard your stay in Bath. Best of all, you don’t need to spend your entire day at the Roman Museum to see all that it has to offer.

You can therefore plan your day ahead and get in many other attractions in a single day.

Thermae Bath Spa

In order to get the ultimate relaxation after a day of sightseeing, be sure to go to the roof of Thermae Bath Spa. There, you will enjoy natural hot spring water from the hot springs in the area. See for yourself why more than 250,000 tourists visit Bath every year.

The new Royal Baths, the central building of the spa, was designed by Grimshaw Architects. It was constructed from stone directly from Bath and enclosed in a gorgeous glass envelope. Here, you will find a lot of fun and enjoyment from the natural hot springs. It’s the perfect place to wind down.

The Royal Crescent

The Royal Crescent is a stunning row of houses arranged in the crescent shape of Bath. Designed by the architect John Wood somewhere around 1767 and 1774, the Royal Crescent is one of the greatest examples of Georgian architecture in all of the UK.

Although some changes have been made to various interior designs over the years, the Georgian-style stone facade remains the same as when it was originally built. As such, you are treated to a timeless addition of Bath that remains largely unchanged.

It is here that you will learn of the storied history surrounding the Royal Crescent and all the famous faces that have visited it over the years.

Bath Abbey

Bath Abbey is a historical holy place that serves as one of the most peaceful parts of a Bath visit. For more than a thousand years, Bath Abbey has served as a place for Christian worship. However, the monastery has undergone many changes during this time.

Its changes echo how the city of Bath has experienced its own rise and fall of wealth, as well as many major conflicts, architectural and religious reforms, and even two world wars. In spite of all that, Bath Abbey still stands tall to this day.

As such, it has become an indispensable place for worshipers and tourists.


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