They don’t call Bath ‘the Christmas capital of the west’ for nothing, so if you’re starting to think about where to make the most of those shopping trips in the run up to the festive period then you may want to book accommodation in Bath and really go all out.
The Royal Hotel specialise in spa breaks in Bath, and with everything made easy at a great price you’ll be feeling rejuvenated and ready to take the city by storm within hours of arriving. The many attractions to discover by day have been well-documented, but there are some fantastic venues and events to enjoy after dark too.
Bath is preparing to celebrate all things to do with the silver screen this winter, as the Bath Film Festival returns from 28th November to 8th December. There will be screenings held at various locations across the city as well as many related events, so if you’re planning a spa break in Bath and you love all things Hollywood then time your stay for this week.
Bath is gorgeous in any season, but an extra special atmosphere settles over it at Christmas, and it all starts on 22nd November when the ice rink arrives! The open air ice rink will be returning for the second year running and will be open every day throughout the season (except for Christmas Day).
If you’re planning a stay in accommodation in Bath the ice rink makes the perfect way to keep the family entertained, and each session is one hour long and skates are included in the price. Don’t worry if you have little ones who haven’t quite found their skating legs yet, the rink offers skating aids to help them get the hang of it.
The rink is illuminated at nightfall and it makes a beautiful sight with the Georgian city as a backdrop. Why not treat someone special to a turn on the ice and get them gift vouchers for a session? The vouchers are the perfect gift for Christmas, and they make a thoughtful touch if you’re planning a romantic break for two this festive season…you don’t even have to let on that it was out idea!
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The Theatre Royal in Bath welcomes the latest Rambert masterpiece from 31st October until 2nd November, and its set to impress with its world class dancers and stunning choreography. Rambert is world-famous for producing some of the most breathtaking performances ever to take to the UK stage, so the premier of ‘The Castaways’ is set to be a highlight on the events scene this autumn.
Bath Abbey is one of the city’s most famous landmarks, and it’s not only a beautiful attraction but also an exhilarating venue for music lovers to experience live performance. The City of Bath Bach Choir will be performing on November 16th from 7.30pm, so don’t miss the chance to hear the uplifting sounds of the choir in this stunning setting.
The evenings are going to be getting longer soon, and that means one thing – the return of the costume drama. If all those floor seeping hems and empire cuts have you feeling all excited then you’ll love a visit to the Fashion Museum in Bath. Better yet, if you combine it with one of the Royal Hotel’s short breaks in Bath you’re in for the ultimate girlie weekend.
Calling all foodies, the Great Bath Feast takes place throughout October and it’s set to be a delicious event for food lovers.
What better way to enjoy autumn in the city than with a festival dedicated to the celebration of food and drink? The winding streets of the city will fill with the smell of delightful dishes and the crowds will descend on the city to sample, learn and enjoy all things foodie.