Close to the beautiful spa city of Bath you can find Stanton Drew Stone Circle, a little known but stunning monument to ancient times. Why not bring along a picnic and enjoy a full day out exploring the surrounding countryside and the stone circle with family or friends? There are 3 stone circles and a stone cove to explore at Stanton Drew, plus wonderful views and wildlife to be seen.
The journey from Bath to Corsham is short making it a perfect place for a day out with family or friends. Corsham over the years has been an important and prosperous town, with its roots in the wool trade and the quarrying of beautiful cream coloured stone that has been used for many of the impressive properties in nearby Bath.
Built in the 1370’s under Royal license, Nunney Castle has had a varied and sometimes turbulent history. Preserved today by English Heritage, the castle remains are a popular visitor attraction near the spa city of Bath. The Castle was built by Sir John de la Mare, a local knight who was at that time enjoying substantial Royal favour, after his involvement in the Hundred Years War. The design of the castle was much talked about at the time it was built and includes a 16 metres tall stone tower-keep and a moat surrounding the perimeter.
The Holburne Museum in Bath has been undergoing some rather large changes and is now proudly showing off its large and impressive extension, which is a complete contrast to the buildings around it. Critics reviewing this state of the art extension have declared it to be a success, bringing together modern and historical building methods and materials.
We know how it is, when booking your accommodation in Bath you’re looking for two things, somewhere that’s close to the classic landmarks that make the city unique, and an indulgent room to return to at the end of the day. The Royal Hotel in Bath proudly offers both, so it’s time to make that list of sights you want to take in.
Each month at Dyrham Park you will find the Doynton Village Market, a collection of stalls full of homemade produce, handicrafts and more, all for sale from local people and made in the Bath area. Held on the last Sunday of each month the village market is free to enter and is open from 11am until 4pm. Why not go along and see if you can find a bargain or indulge in some wonderful homemade jams, cheeses or cakes?
For a truly amazing experience why not attend the Special Olympics National Games in Bath this summer? Spend an enjoyable day helping to support charities, cheering on the athletes and watching one of the 12 sports this event has for spectators to see. From the 28th August to the 1st September the events will take place at the Sports Training Village at The University of Bath and there will be something for everyone to see.
This summer go along and see an amazing exhibition entitled Coppiced Wood by Junko Mori at The Holbourne Museum in Bath. The exhibition is free and is on from 6th July to the 8th September so you have plenty of time to go see these amazing works of art. Junko Mori is a metalsmith with a passion for creating beautiful pieces of art. The hand forged steel sculptures are unique and bear a resemblance to many shapes found in nature.
On the weekend of the 6th and 7th July the Bath Motor Pageant takes place at Walcot Rugby Ground where vintage, classic and beautiful cars as well as motorbikes are on show for you to see. The event promises to be a fun filled weekend for all of the family with some extra special vehicles making the trip to Bath to be displayed in all of their glory.
The spa city of Bath is pleased to announce a production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream this summer in the beautiful setting of Green Park Station. The station itself is a marvel of Victorian architecture, some of which dates back 150 years.