Just when you think you’ve seen all the historic attractions that make short breaks in Bath so special there’s another one to discover. Ladies and gentlemen we give you the beautiful Farleigh Hungerford Castle…
With its natural thermal waters and indulgent facilities, spa breaks in Bath have been enjoyed by us Brits since the Romans made it a spa resort back in AD43. Ever a bunch to identify an opportunity and take it as far as they could, the Romans created baths and a dramatic temple in the area that we now know and love as the city of Bath – and they gave it the name Aqua Sulis.
It may be hard to believe but autumn’s just around the corner, and after all those sunny barbeques you probably deserve to take some time out and enjoy the peace and quiet for a day or two. A Bath spa break with the Royal Hotel is not only great value, but there are also proven benefits to your health and wellbeing from submitting to a little pampering.
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?