Few British towns can claim the type of historical pedigree Bath can. Not only does it contain some of the most perfectly preserved Roman structures anywhere, it is also home to breathtaking examples of Georgian architecture at its most formidable, and retains an old-world atmosphere that lends itself to romantic strolls and intimate picnics. Below is our list of the 6 most romantic things to do in Bath UK.
1: Take a stroll on Pulteney Bridge – When you stroll out onto the Pulteney Bridge you will be forgiven if you suddenly feel as though you’ve been transported to Florence. Along with that city’s Ponte Vecchio, it is one of only 3 bridges in the world lined with active retail shops. Of course, many years ago such bridges were far more common. Today, however, if you want to replicate the true experience of a medieval shopping trip in the 21st century, Bath is one of the few places left where you can do so.
2: Dinner at the Boat House – The stunning Victorian Boathouse on the River Avon is close to the city centre. It features landscaped gardens and compelling river views and can provide an unforgettable setting for a romantic alfresco dinner for 2 at twilight. The boathouse is one of the most recognisable riverside features in Bath, having stood on the same spot for centuries. Although it started life as a humble warehouse, you can expect a far more elegant and sumptuous ambience if you decide to enjoy a romantic meal there today.
3: Picnic at the Royal Crescent – The Royal Crescent is an iconic architectural landmark and peerless expression of Georgian majesty. A picnic on the lower lawn pretty well defines romantic things to do in Bath UK. Built between 1767 and 1774, the 30 terraced houses that comprise the Royal Crescent were designed by John Wood, the Younger, a highly influential 18th-century architect who designed many new buildings and architectural features for the city of Bath. We can think of few, if any, more romantic things to do in Bath than to enjoy a picnic in front of this architectural masterpiece.
4: Take a hot air balloon ride – In Bath? That’s right. Every day (weather permitting of course) balloon rides can be had at Victoria Park. Float over the city on a cushion of air and enjoy spectacular views that will get your heart pumping. If you would like to book a romantic hot air balloon ride over Bath, you should allow half a day for the experience. While the flight itself will usually only be for an hour or so, you also need to include time for safety briefings and flight preparations in your calculations, as well as the time it will take for you to return from the landing site.
5: Dinner at the Ivy – If you really want to impress your date take them to the Ivy Brasserie for dinner. This is elegant dining at its best and is considered one of the places to see and be seen in Bath. The menu is contemporary British, the setting is posh and the food is exquisite. As the Ivy Bath Brasserie is less than three-quarters of a mile from The Royal, you can easily walk back to the hotel after your meal. A 15-minute stroll through the beautiful streets of Bath will be a great way to finish off your evening, or indeed any of the romantic things to do in Bath that we have suggested.
6: The Skyline Walk – If hot air balloons leave you feeling a little queasy there’s another way to drink in Bath from above: a romantic stroll along the National Trust designated Skyline Walk. The landscape is mesmerising, the views are breathtaking and the atmosphere tres romantique. To fully enjoy all the romantic things to do in Bath be sure to stay in the dazzling Royal Hotel in Bath City Centre.
More Information on Romantic Things to Do in Bath
If you would like more information on any of the above-mentioned romantic things to do in Bath, or perhaps some more ideas, please don’t hesitate to ask at reception when you are staying with us at The Royal. It will be our pleasure to help you plan romantic activities and trips during your time in this beautiful city.