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***GREAT PULTENEY STREET*** The Salt Merchant’sA fabulously stylish, centrally located one bedroom large 1st floor apartment. A high ceilinged sumptuous interior designed space built in 1789 for Samuel Ward, Salt Merchant of Bath and surrounds. It's the perfect base for a romantic & indulgent weekend away.
Jane's delightful central Pulteney ApartmentThe Apartment is a delightful spacious self-contained ground floor apartment with private courtyard garden in a quiet residential area 7 minutes level walk from the centre of Bath. Own private entrance. Parking permit for on-street parking included in the price. We also host a first floor apartment at the same location, Al’s delightful central Pulteney Apartment, should the ground floor apartment not be available for the dates you require - https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/44935173
Beautiful studio flat in stunning Georgian houseThis beautiful studio flat, with its own parking space, is a perfect base from which you can discover all that Bath has to offer. COVID-19 UPDATE: In the event of a change in Government-imposed lockdown rules we are delighted to confirm that there would be no penalties for changing your dates.
There’s far more to the city of Bath these days than Jane Austen and hot water. While the ancient Roman Baths and magnificent Georgian architecture of the Royal Crescent and Circus continue to wow, an overlay of sustainably minded cool has reinvented the city. Over the last decade Somerset has established itself as one of the coolest parts of the United Kingdom, and Bath, its crowning glory, has become a hotbed of art, independent retail, and innovative cuisine. Now foodies, fashionistas, and farmers alike flock here for the organic markets and Nordic bakeries, hip natural wine bars, and cult interiors stores.
Myriad must-see museums (the Holburne, the Fashion Museum, Beckford’s Tower) are accompanied by forward-thinking galleries and artisan shops, and you’re as likely to seek out the hottest new gin bar as to sip tea in the Georgian-era Assembly Rooms and Pump House portrayed in Austen’s novels. Thermae Bath Spa, with a steaming rooftop pool, represents a luxurious new epoch for the city’s long legacy of wellness, while on the doorstep are West Country wonders including Cheddar Gorge, and dynamic rural enclaves Bruton and Frome.
Bath is well set up for car-free visitors, with the coach, bus, and railway stations bang in the centre of town. The rail journey from London takes 90 minutes; from Bristol, it’s 15 minutes. The nearest international airport at Bristol (BRS) has a one-hour direct bus service to Bath. The M4 and M5 motorways lie to the north, and drivers can use Bath’s three park-and-ride car parks outside the centre. Car share schemes and car hire are available, but it’s easy to explore the compact centre on foot, complemented by cabs, bike hire, and open-top bus tours.
Come on weekdays to avoid crowds, or at least aim to see the most popular sights then, giving your weekend days to less obvious spots. Throughout the year, world-class events add another dimension, and rarely a week passes without some variety of cultural festival, from film and comedy to classical music. May’s huge music- and literature-focused Bath Festival, the masked balls of the Jane Austen Festival in September, and the Bath Children’s Literature Festival in October are highlights. Summer is very busy, but joyful, bringing outdoor cinema, nightlife spilling into the streets, and wild swimming in the River Avon. The Christmas run-up is tempting, too, for top-notch shopping and the twinkling Bath Christmas Market.
Birdsong and babbling waters replace the acoustics of city life on a 10-kilometre National Trust path through wooded hills around the metropolis. While some cities are ugly from above, Bath’s honey-toned stone buildings and church and abbey spires make it a beautiful sight to survey from this elevated circular route. Leading east through green meadows and flower-filled woodlands, it takes in a kids’ play area and stunning viewpoints.
Choose from dozens of brilliant expert-led tours that reveal hidden aspects of this great city, whether your interest is piqued by its breweries, ghosts, literary history, or food scene. Guided trips by bicycle, canal barge, paddle board, or even hot-air balloon show Bath from a different angle.
In summer the Roman Baths, some of the best-preserved Roman ruins in the world, usually host torchlit evening sessions, when the flickering flames of torches mounted around its courtyard cast romantic shadows across its milky green pool. A pop-up bar adds to the fun.