Thomas Baldwin was one of the leading architects of Bath from 1775 until his death in 1820. Baldwin was believed to be responsible for many of the stunning Georgian buildings that are still seen in the spa city today. Palladian style was what Thomas Baldwin preferred and his own home at Great Pulteney Street was one of his own designs.
Visiting the spa city of Bath can make for a great family getaway. With plenty to do and see in the area the hard part is making the right choices to suit everyone. Our handy little guide includes tips on how to get the best out of your spa break in Bath and take home fantastic memories.
If you are coming to Bath for the first time or even making a return visit you might be aware that sometimes a little helping hand is needed to make your trip one to remember. For this reason we have put together a handy list of the top 5 tips for visiting Bath and getting the most from your Bath spa break.
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.
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.
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.
Bath Abbey is a beautiful and magnificent building that dates back to the 15th century. It was on this site that history was repeatedly made and the incredible fan vaulting was constructed. Not only will you have the opportunity to take a walk around the Abbey, but you will also have the chance to visit the Heritage Vaults Museum that can be accessed from the southern side.
In March 2013, Bath will once again play host to its world-renowned literature festival. In recent years, the festival has gone from strength to strength and has welcomed world-famous authors who have been more than happy to play an integral part in all the festival has to offer.
If you want to experience something pretty exciting, then you should visit the Boston Tea Party Café in Bath. This café is usually very busy and you’re likely to have to queue outside while you wait for a seat, it’s that good. The food here is great but don’t expect a huge meal as the menu consists of sandwiches, wraps and other foods that are suitable for a light bite.
If you’re looking for simply delicious food in charming surroundings, then Café Retro might be just the ticket. Found in York Street, this café serves a wide range of hot and cold foods that will satisfy anyone’s taste buds.