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7 Reasons a Weekend in Bath is a Top Tier Staycation Choice

The perfect combo of a vibrant party city and a relaxing spa town, a weekend in Bath is the ultimate staycation choice whether you're celebrating with friends or heading off with family.

With plenty to do and plenty to see (plus plenty of awesome properties to stay in), you'll never be striving to kill time on your stay in this stunning city.

1. World-Famous Sights

Whether you're checking out the Royal Crescent, touring the Roman Baths or just wandering around this spectacular city, there's plenty of awe-inspiring architecture to flood the Insta feed with and make everyone jealous of your Bath city break.

11 Must-See Bath Attractions

  • The Royal Crescent
  • The Circus
  • Roman Baths
  • Pulteney Bridge & Weir
  • Bath Abbey
  • Prior Park Landscape Garden
  • Jane Austen Centre
  • Holburne Museum
  • Royal Victoria Park
  • Alexandra Park
  • Sham Castle

2. Thermae Spa

If you're hoping to head off on a relaxing, zen-filled weekend, then you'll struggle to beat Bath and the sensational Thermae Spa.

Bath spa breaks are renowned the world over (well, at least the country over) because they're truly incredible. Let's face it, there aren't many places where you can relax in a rooftop pool absorbing the skyline of one of the most picturesque cities on the planet.

They also boast a range of treatments and facilities for you to unwind and de-stress in style.

3. Eateries

Home to high-end restaurants, stunning independent bites, delicious pub grub and all your chain names - wherever your tastes lie, you'll be able to satisfy them in this food-loving city.

Popular High-End Restaurants To Try

  • Sotto Sotto
    Simple Italian cuisine cooked to perfection.
  • The Ivy
    Fine dining in the heart of the city.

Cafés & Quick Bites

  • Wild Café
    A great spot for breakfast lunch or brunch.
  • Sally Lunn's
    A quaint tea room and historic house you have to check out.

Awesome Pub Grub

  • The Raven
    A traditional boozer with spectacular pies.

4. Drinking

With a fantastic array of old-time pubs, modern bars and electric nightclubs, you'll be able to celebrate in style however you choose to party. From comedy nights to magic bars to DJ sets and old school bangers, you won't be short of places to party.

A Few of Our Favourite...


  • The Raven
  • Garrick's Head
  • Salamander
  • Bath Brew House
  • Boater
  • Old Green Tree
  • Coeur de Lion


  • The Dark Horse
  • The Cork
  • Opium Bar
  • Sub 13
  • The Canary Gin Bar
  • The Hideout
  • Sleight Bar


  • Komedia
  • Zero/Zero
  • Po Na Na
  • Second Bridge
  • The Common Room

5. Activities

Whilst you'll have plenty to fill the itinerary, if you want to do something totally unique and truly memorable, be sure to throw in a hilarious activity or two to really up the ante! Check out our activity site, AdventureClick, for some inspo.

Our Top Activity Picks

  • Bath Food Scavenger Hunt
  • Bubble Football
  • Chocolate and Wine Tasting
  • Escape Game
  • High Tea Gin Tasting
  • Mud Buggies
  • Punting
  • Rugby Spectating
  • Plus much more...

6. Walks

A meandering city surrounded by a green belt, Bath has plenty of sublime walks to choose from whether you're just taking in the sights of the city itself or venturing slightly out of the centre.

  • The Skyline Walk
    A 6-mile walk around the skyline offers up a great mix of fields, woodlands and secluded valleys. For more info, check out the National Trust website here.
  • Alexandra Park
    If you want the best views of the city, make the short walk up to the top of Bath's southern ridge and soak up the sights from Alexandra Park.
  • City Walks
    Exploring the centre of the city and all of its fantastic side streets is the best way to get to know Bath, plus you'll inevitably stumble across some of its most iconic sights en route.

7. Accommodation

Whilst we have a load of stunning stays dotted about, if you're looking to set up camp in the heart of the action, we'd recommend Crescent Gardens which is just a short stroll from the centre of the city as well as some of the most famous sights.

If you'd rather stay slightly out of the way of the hustle and bustle, Batheaston Terrace is ideal, plus it boasts its own hot tub so you can really unwind in style.

Bath is an incredibly popular weekend getaway destination, so be sure to book your accommodation early to avoid missing out.

Don't hesitate, book today and bask in the knowledge that it's all sorted.

Find your stay today for your group getaway...

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