A Guide To Hotels In Bath
The ancient city of Bath is actually one of England's oldest spa towns and as a result attracts many a visitor to it's cobbled streets each year, especially when hotels in Bath can be relatively cheap and a city break very affordable.
Bath became a spa in 60AD as the Roman's grew their presence across the continent. Nowadays the historic spa town and World Heritage Site is home to just under 100,000 people yet it's ancient spa baths and Abbey, amongst other things, attracts close to 5 million tourists each year.
Find out why this city is so popular with tourists and Brits and enjoy a few days getting to know this part of England.
Getting to Bath
Located in the north-east of Somerset, Bath is relatively easy to get to with plenty of transport options available.
Direct train services run from London Paddington to Bath Spa, taking around 90 minutes for the journey. Journey times from Manchester vary but take approx. 3 hours and 30 mins on the train with a stop in Bristol.
The nearest airport to Bath a Bristol which has direct flights from various UK and European cities, including Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dublin and Amsterdam.
A 45 minute car journey will take you from Bristol Airport to Bath city centre.
Things to do in Bath
The near 5 million visitors that arrive in Bath each year do so for it's history and culture. One thing that certainly should not be missed are the historic Roman Baths which date back thousands of years. Take a tour-guided or self-guided tour around the ancient site to delve deep into it's rich background.
The Abbey also attracts plenty of visitors, many taking the 212 step trip to the top of the tower for some incredible views over the city.
Another very popular things to do in Bath is to take afternoon tea one of the mean cute little tearooms that line the cobbled streets. Jam and scones with a nice English 'cuppa' are sure to energise you ready for an evening out.
Where to stay in Bath
With over 80 hotels in Bath and more than 200 other types of accommodation available in the city, it's clear that this is a city thriving on visitors, and in the peak summer months, rooms can get booked up very quickly, so be sure to book in advance of your stay to avoid disappointment.
A city centre hotel can certainly be worth the stay if you are only visiting for one night, however, hotels and B&Bs that are south of the River Avon can be cheaper than that in the city centre, and are just a short walk in, meaning no expensive transport costs either.
Why not experience one of the many spa hotels located outside of the city and take a daytrip in to explore?