With its Roman ruins, splendid Georgian architecture, historic abbey, and of course, thermal baths, Bath is an obvious choice for a city break – particularly because this is another compact city that’s easy to explore on foot. But though it might be mostly known for its history and connections to Jane Austen, Bath is evolving, and these days it has much more to offer than we might think.
Bath has recently emerged as one of the best places in the UK to enjoy an active city break, and you can explore the city along riverside cycle paths, or follow the National Trust walk that encircles the city.
Art aficionados will enjoy visiting the Holborne Museum, which is home to a growing collection of fine art and checking out Victoria Art Gallery, where you can admire a diverse collection of paintings and sculptures.
Fans of Jane Austen won’t have to wander far to find out more about the author or her work, but lovers of great literature might also want to visit Mary Shelley’s House of Frankenstein, where they can step into the dark and sinister world of Frankenstein.
A visit to Bath isn’t complete with a soak in Thermae Bath Spa, and after an indulgent pamper session you can discover just how excellent Bath’s modern food scene is. From tapas and street food to supper clubs and veggie menus, there’s something for everyone here.