With its imposing Georgian architecture, healing waters of the Roman Baths and regal connections, Bath is an excellent choice for a romantic city break.
As well as quaint and cosy pubs, high quality restaurants and dreamy hotels, the city offers plenty of things to do. Wallow in the naturally warm waters of the Thermae Bath Spa’s rooftop pool, stroll along the elegant sandstone streets, or be adventurous, and row a boat down the River Avon or -British weather permitting – fly over the city in a hot-air balloon.
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Experience a spa day like no other at the Bath Thermae Spa. A fusion of glass, stone, light and water this immersive spa features naturally heated, open-air rooftop pool and multi- sensory wellness suite, inclusive of a Roman inspired steam room.
Once you’re relaxed, relax a little more with a trip to The Salamander. This unique and unsuspecting inn is just a four-minute amble from the spa. The pub’s impressive bay window is the perfect place to cosy up and while away the afternoon with your loved one (and a pint or two of Gem).
See the city from the water and embark on a romantic boat trip. Set sail from the iconic Pulteney bridge. Built in 1769 it’s one of only four bridges in the world to have shops across its full span on both sides. Disembark and meander towards Parade Gardens. Flanking the east side of the river, these delightful two-and-a-half acre gardens give fine views of Pulteney Bridge and the weir.
End your adventure with dinner at Graze Bath. Situated in and around the arches of the 19th century railway station, and originally built by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, this chophouse with microbrewery at its heart offers the best steak in town.
Spend an afternoon hand-in-hand exploring the National Trust’s Bath Skyline walk. A short stroll from the city centre, this three-hour route features landscaped gardens, hidden castles and breath-taking views of Bath’s gothic abbey and sweeping terraces. Need to put your feet up afterwards? Head to the Griffin Inn, a wonderful cosy pub, where you’ll find real ales, hearty food and the kind of leather armchairs you don’t want to leave….