Bath has a long connection with the world of literature – even the literary heroine Jane Austen once called it home – and with its dramatic architecture and romantic scenery it’s easy to see how it inspired creativity.
The festive season is an exciting one in Bath as it sees one of the South West’s biggest events hang up its lights and welcome the crowds – the Bath Christmas market. Within an easy walk from the train station you’ll find the city transforms into a twinkling Christmas shopper’s dream, and there are hundreds of stalls and huts packed with gifts, food and treats for all ages.
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.