Not only is Bath in Somerset one of England’s great destinations, it’s famous throughout the world. It attracts millions of visitors each year, all of them coming to enjoy at least one of its many enticements. It’s little wonder that a Bath bed and breakfast is likely to be of a very high standard. It’s a city steeped in history and renowned for revering its past. It is a crucible of unique historical sites, great dining, top-notch performing arts, and luxury accommodation.
Bath is named for its legendary Roman Baths, and visitors can still visit the baths and Roman ruins. There are wonderful historical sites from many periods, although it was during the Georgian era that Bath became famous as a spa town. It was then that people visited to “take the waters”, which were thought to have curative properties, and then that many of its current heritage properties and landmarks were built. Visitors will be struck by the wondrous Georgian architecture, which dominates the local landscape.
Bed and breakfast accommodation is found throughout Bath’s city centre. Guests will have their pick of beautiful buildings in which to stay, often with views of famous heritage sites. From a bed and breakfast with a view of the Royal Crescent, from where it’s only a short stroll to the Green Flag Royal Victoria Park, to a bed and breakfast close to the main hub of cafés, gastropubs and fine restaurants, there is accommodation for every kind of trip.
Bath is designated World Heritage City, which means that of the many bed and breakfasts a large number of them are themselves listed buildings. There are establishments which cater to romantic breaks for those who are in town to enjoy the theatre and dining, then there are those which welcome families who want to experience all that this great destination has to offer.
Others come to town as a sort of pilgrimage, to visit the museums and places mentioned in famous literary works, or even visit places where famous historical figures and authors lived. Of course, not all of Bath’s guest houses are located in the city centre. A short trip out of the city, is the marvellous countryside of Somerset. Here you’ll find luxury country bed and breakfasts. These range from those on working farms, to quaint old cottages on the grounds of large estates.
A Bath bed and breakfast in the countryside is a special place to stay, not least for the ever beautiful surroundings of the Avon valley. If you’re staying on the outskirts of the city, then you’ll be well positioned to enjoy the best of both worlds. From the city, you’ll have swift access to the Cotswold Hills, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and to the famous prehistoric Stonehenge megalithic monument.
Even though Bath bed and breakfast accommodations number close to 200, it’s always a good idea to book well in advance to get the one just right for you. There are no quiet tourist periods in the city, and there is usually a festival on the go. Festivals range from film and theatre to music and literary events, and they are always well attended. Sir Peter Hall has an annual theatre season, for which many travel into town and book available rooms.
Whether visiting to soak up the historical architecture, see where Jane Austen lived in 1801, experience the peace and beauty of the countryside, take the waters, sample the varied cuisine of the numerous fine eateries, or simply to relax and stroll through the parks, a Bath bed and breakfast is an ideal base. More than that, luxury guest houses are the standard in this exceptional city.