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!
Bath may be a grand and elegant city, but with a little planning it’s also great fun to explore when you’re on a bit of a tight budget. For one thing, there are all kinds of free guided walking tours available if you know where to be and when. Thanks to the Mayors Honorary Guides, all visitors can be treated to an introduction to the city’s architecture and heritage.
We all know Bath’s one of the best cities for doing some damage to the old credit card, but it’s also handy to know those little areas of green that are close enough to retreat to when you want to take the weight off your feet and avoid the hustle and bustle for awhile. Ladies and gentlemen, we give you Parade Gardens.
If you’re expecting a new addition to the family you’ll be planning for the future and working your way through an ever-growing list of things to get done before the big day, but a babymoon is the chance to take a few days out for yourselves and enjoy this special time before things get even busier!
Happy 2013 Halloween to everyone who reads this.
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