Breaks to cities both in the UK and Europe have become increasingly popular over the last few years as many people look for something different from taking in the sunshine on a Spanish beach. Shorts breaks are increasingly popular as they give the holiday maker the chance to spread their holiday weeks over many different periods.
A city that offers the traveller a wealth of choice and is very easy to access by both rail, road and air, is Bath with its imposing Georgian terraces and of course Roman Heritage, many would put Bath in the category of England’s most beautiful small city. Shopping is well catered for and the city has been praised for retaining many independent shops, unlike some other UK towns and high streets with have sadly declined. There is concern though that the newly opened SouthGate shopping mall could have a negative impact, so now is the time to enjoy roaming these small independents during a city break.
A good morning sightseeing or shopping can be tiring so what better way to relax those aching muscles through a visit to the recently refurbished Thermal Baths, here you can wallow in the hot, mineral-rich spring-waters, following the Roman occupiers of some 2,000 years previously.
Bath also has a number of museums for those interested in our heritage, but many visitors prefer to go on organised walking tours which are arranged through the Mayor of Bath’s Corps of Honorary Guides, details can be found at their website, many prefer to take a hop-on, hop-off open-top bus tour. Excellent food can now be found at the city’s pubs, high quality restaurants, including one from Jamie Oliver have become well established.
Bath has much to offer the short break visitor and it is no surprise that many return, to repeat their enjoyable short break at this lovely English city.