The Iford Arts Festival is held at Iford Manor, close to the spa town of Bath and is an internationally acclaimed festival offering opera, jazz proms and other musical genres in the grade I listed Peto garden. Music lovers from around the world visit to savour the sounds and setting of this popular festival which brings to life Iford Manor for approximately 8 weeks each year.
Spring and summer are the ideal times to spend quality time or enjoy a break with your loved one or partner. And for the romantics among us Bath Abbey have now organised a romantic tower tour. Bath Abbey is a popular place to visit for tourists and visitors to the area, but the private and romantic tower tour adds a little something extra for the lovers out there.
Get swept away with the history and drama surrounding Farleigh Hungerford Castle and you will have a great day out with friends and family. A visit to the castle, which is situated only 9 miles from Bath and in the most beautiful of settings can awaken and educate you on local history and medieval times. Farleigh Hungerford Castle has something for all ages and is open from 29th March to September 30th 2103.
Pack up your picnic and get ready to enjoy a spot of alfresco dining at one of the most beautiful cities in Britain. The spa city of Bath boasts some magnificent places to enjoy the outdoors eat a meal with family and friends and possibly catch a few rays of the May sunshine. Choose from the many cafes, restaurants and pubs that take advantage of the weather and provide outside eating space for patrons or make your own, relax and enjoy the scenery.
Radstock Museum is a fantastic and educational look into a rural mining community and life in the Somerset coalfields during days gone by and time when mining was truly a part of daily life. The museum explains the heritage, day to day events, occasions and lifestyles of all who lived and worked in the area at that time.
Explore and see the sights of Bath by torchlight and you will see them in a completely different and unique way. Walk on ancient and historical paths, visit the Roman bath house and allow your senses to be overwhelmed by this magical torch light tour. During the month of May many of the best attractions of Bath are opening their doors and joining in with the torch light tour. Under the cover of darkness your adventure starts.
We all know that the spa city of Bath is steeped in history and gorgeous Georgian architecture, but how many of us realise that this beautiful place also has a wide range of places to eat and drink, offering something for even the pickiest of taste buds? Eating out in Bath is an experience all of its own – you will be astonished at how many great quality restaurants and bars there are to enjoy.
It’s not just dedicated followers of fashion that will enjoy the Fashion Research Centre in the centre of Bath – Here you can find a unique collection of fashion and literature on the same subject as good as anywhere else in the world. The Fashion Research Centre is a great day out for those wishing to learn more or study fashion themselves. Booking is by appointment only and the centre will allow you to see any particular items of interest with their helpful staff.
Not only is the spa city of Bath a great place to visit, but it’s also a fantastic break for cyclists that would love the chance to explore, get out of the city or slowly take in the sights on 2 wheels. Each year Bath plays host to a wonderful cycling festival and 2013 is no exception. Tickets should be booked to avoid disappointment. Further details can be found here.
Pushing the boundaries and traditions of Chinese Ink painting is the well known artist Dr Koon Wai Bong at the Museum of East Asian Art in Bath city centre. A magnificent collection of contemporary ink paintings by Hong Kong based Dr Koon will be shown at the museum and visitors are invited to attend, meet and discuss the paintings with the artist himself.