Bath and Beyond

The historic Georgian city with Roman origins, Bath offers a wealth of attractions for all visitors. The city centre can be explored in an afternoon and contains a lovely selection of specialist shops, restaurants and pubs. The historic Roman Baths offer an insight into the city during the Roman occupation of Britain and the Georgian Pump Room is well worth a visit.  .

Therme Bath Spa

Therme Bath Spa is an award winning day spa, where you can bathe in Bath's naturally warm, mineral rich waters, as the Celts and Romans did over 2000 years ago.  The Thermae is a remarkable combination of 'old and new' and offers somewhere special to relax and enjoy a sense of well-being - by day as well as by night.   The Thermae Spa has a lot to offer giving you the chance to ease your body and refresh your senses.

No 1 Royal Crescent

This was the first house to be built in Bath's finest crescent.  The only City within the UK designated as a World Heritage Site.  In 1934 it was given to the Bath Preservation Trust and special funds made it possible for it to be opened as a Georgian townhouse museum.  Ten different showrooms give you a glimpse of what life was like for Bath's rich and fashionable residents.

Museum of Bath Architecture

The story behind the elegant architecture of Bath can be discovered in the Museum of the Bath Architecture. The museum explores the creation of Bath as a World Heritage Site, the influences of classical design, as well as Georgian building techniques.  It is located in the Countess of Huntingdon's Chapel and is also home to the Bath Model, a fully detailed architectural model of the historic centre giving a unique insight into the layout of the Georgian City.

Beckford's Tower & Museum

This 120-foot neoclassical Tower was designed for the English novelist William Beckford, who used this construction as a study retreat and house for his precious collection of art and rare books.  Nowadays, the tower houses a museum dedicated to Beckford.  Visitors can enjoy uninterrupted views of the countryside as well as a collection of original furniture alongside paintings, prints and objects illustrating Beckford's life as a writer, collector and patron of the arts.

Herschel Museum of Astronomy

19 New King Street is a delightful and unique example of a fully restored modest Georgian townhouse. This house was the home of the astronomer William Herschel and his sister Caroline. It is the site where Herschel discovered the planet Uranus in March 1781.  The house takes visitors on a voyage of discovery through the Universe and brings the history of the house back to life.

Fashion Museum

Visiting the Fashion Museum in Bath will give you an insight into real fashions from Georgian times to the present day.  It is housed in the Assembly Rooms and was started by doris Langley Moore, who gave her collection to the city of Bath.  Next to fashion, the Museum offers several events and exhibitions to be discovered such as dressing up activities of the selection of the dress of the year. 
An absolutely must-see for fashionistas.

Victoria Art Gallery

Victoria Art Gallery offers an exciting and varied programme of exhibitions to cater for every taste.  artists from past and present are featured from big names such as the Impressionists through to young, up and coming artists. The Gallery also offers a wide choice of events and activities for every age and guarantees a great day out, with lots to see and get involved with.

Jane Austen Centre

Jane Austen is probably the most famous resident of Bath.  The centre at 40 Gay Street is the home to a permanent exhibition dedicated to the story of Jane's experience in the city between 1801 and 1806 and in particular the influence on her and her writing.  Set between two of Bath's architectural masterpieces, Queen Square and The Circus, Gay Street is the ideal location for the Jane Austen Centre with its period atmosphere, contemporary exhibits, maps and books.

Museum of Bath at Work

The Museum of Bath at Work enables you to discover 2000 years of work in the historic city of Bath.  It traces the development as a retailing and manufacturing centre as well as a tourist and health resort. Next to the centrepiece of the Museum, which is the reconstructed engineering and soft drinks factory of JB Bowler, the Museum hosts several events such as Film shows, theatre plays and Christmas Fare.

Museum of East Asian Art

The Museum of East Asian Art holds one of the most comprehensive collections of East Asian Art in the UK.  There are permanent collections of ceramics, jades, metal fares and so forth from the East and Southeast Asia with a special emphasis on China.

The Holburne Museum

The place where life meets art and appetite!  The Art Museum promises to have something for everyone and always something new to discover.  It is the home of fine decorative arts built around the collection of Sir William Holburne,  Next to its permanent exhibitions it provides a programme of temporary exhibitions, musical performances, creative workshops and family events as well as lectures.

Bath Boating Station

Rowing, punting and canoeing can all be enjoyed without special skills or prior experience.  So, the Bath Boating Station offers the perfect opportunity to float along the River Avon and enjoy Bath and its surroundings from a different angle.  Watch out for an abundance of wild life along the river's edge.  The navigable section of the River extends from Pultney Bridge to Bathampton Mill.

City Sightseeing Bath

Look out for the red buses of City Sightseeing.  It is the global sightseeing bus brand, which shows you around cities in open top double-decker buses.  Sightseeing in the amazing city of Bath is a very enjoyable experience for all ages.  Two different routes with 38 stops. Hop on and hop off whenever you wish.

Lacock, Wiltshire

Lacock is a village in the rural county of Wiltshire and located just 3 miles (5km) from the town of Chippenham. The village is owned almost in its entirety by the National Trust and attracts many visitors by virtue of its unspoiled appearance. It has been used as a film and television set - to name but a few it appeared in two of the Harry Potter movies. Next to the Lacock Abbey Country House and the Fox Talbot Museum it holds an annual scarecrow festival and much more.

Corsham, Wiltshire

The cultural town of Corsham is located in Wiltshire and is famed for its historical buildings and traditional village style. The fact, that peacocks are roaming the streets freely distinguishes this civil parish town from others. It's locally sources limestone makes up many of the buildings in the town which are a mix of 16th, 17th and 18th century properties. Besides its fascinating architecture it offers far more such as the historic site of Corsham Court & Garden, the regular street markets, the Leisure Centre, the Pound Art Centre, etc.

Castle Combe, Wiltshire

Castle Combe has been called "The prettiest Village in ENgland" for a good reason - Visitors have been coming to enjoy its charms for at least a century now. The small street leading from the Market Cross down to the By Brook is as picturesque today as it evewr was. The village houses are all of typical Cotswold type. Only 12 miles away from the City of Bath the village offers quite a programme of things to do itself, such as an earthy paradise for wonderful walks, Karting, the Village Pond, The Dower House/Upper Manor and so much more.

Devizes, Wiltshire

Devizes, the charming historic town lies at the very heart of Wiltshire. Founded in Norman times at the boundaries of surrounding villages, the town grew up around a castle. The town is compact and easy to walk around. Some buildings survived the 16th Century. The town offers attractions such as its two museums, the landmark Wadworth's Brewery, the Caen Hill Locks and weekly markets. Devizes' surrounding countryside offers stately homes, picturesque villages, great pubs, attractive waterways and fantastic walking and cycling in stunning scenery.

Marlborough, Wiltshire

Located in the north east corner of Wiltshire it is the archetypical English market town where coins were minted in Norman times, Tudor kings hunted for deer and where coaches heading west from London stopped to feed and water their horses. Nowadays, Marlborough offers plenty of accommodation, excellent shopping and many places to eat and things to do such as Wednesday's & Saturday's High Street markets. Moreover, it offers golf, a modern Leisure Centre with an excellent pool, shooting, getting airborne, horse riding, mountain boarding, fishing and beyond.

Melksham, Wiltshire

Melksham is on the banks of the River Avon and being just ten miles south of the M4 is a gateway to magnificent countryside and a perfect base for visiting nearby Lacock Abbey, Avebury Stones, its stately homes and gardens such as Bowood House and Chalfield Manor, or Longleat Safari Park. Near the town centre Conigre Mead is a three acre nature reserve with ponds, fauna & flora, visiting birds, fish, frogs and much more.

Chippenham, Wiltshire

Chippenham is one of Wiltshire's most dynamic market towns with a combination of the old and the new, the historic architectural gems, modern shopping centres and nearness to some of the country's greatest houses and historic villages, makes this town midway between Bath and Swindon an ideal location for touring and access to the rest of Wiltshire and the southern Cotswolds.

Malmesbury, Wiltshire

A beautiful hill top town, built in golden Cotswold stone, surrounded by the River Avon, and the skyline is dominated by the imposing Malmesbury Norman Abbey. The fine 15C Market Cross, the Old Courtroom, Almshouses, narrow medieval street & the town's museum are all easily accessible on foot from town centre. A varied range of events are hosted by town, from Farmer's Markets to the Summer Carnival.

Trowbridge, Wiltshire

Trowbridge has a thriving arts scene which includes an annual Arts festival, and a biennial Cloth Road Arts event which alternates with the museum's Textile & Weaving festival. It has a modern library and a town trail which highlights the mills and the houses of the mill owners. There are barges for hire to cruise the Kennet & Avon canal & fishing is a major attraction.This is a busy town for commerce, but it is also a fun place to visit.

Westbury, Wiltshire

This town is a gateway to the wilderness of Salisbury Plain with its steep river valleys and hidden thatched villages. Overlooking the town, above the White Horse, is Bratton Hill Fort, a typical Iron Age structure with an ancient long barrow burial mound dating back to around 3000 BC. From Bratton Hill the views over the Wiltshire countryside are spectacular with an escarpment ideal for hang-gliders, providing the wind is favourable.

Warminster, Wiltshire

If you prefer the countryside to  a city then Warminster is the answer. This ancient town is a short distance of many scenic and historic attractions, whilst retaining the facilities of shopping and entertainment. There are many popular events in the town; these include a street fair, carnival, a  half-marathon, a flower show and a bi-annual festival, as well as the usual fetes and attractions. Within a few minutes walk of the town centre there is a boating lake, putting green, hard tennis courts and a children's playing field.

Prior Park

Beautiful and intimate 18th-century landscape garden. One of only four Palladian bridges of this design in the world can be crossed at prior Park, which was created in the 18th century by local entrepreneur Ralph Allen, with advice from "Capability" Brown and the poet Alexander Pope. The garden is set in a sweeping valley where visitors can enjoy magnificent views of Bath. Restoration of the "Wilderness" has reinstated the Serpentine Lake, Cascade and Cabinet.

Bristol

Bristol is the second largest city in the south of England and has gained the envious reputation of being the gastronomic centre of the South West with its award-winning restaurants. Bristol has some excellent museums & galleries, great shopping and an exciting nightlife. But what's more surprising about Bristol is how green and open it is, with its many parks and gardens, food markets and easy access to the countryside.

Cotswold

The Cotswolds area is one of England's favourite destinations, famous for hundreds of honey-colour limestone villages in a beautiful rural setting.

Bath Skyline

For views over the World Heritage Site of Bath, and the Cotswolds: a 6-mile walk along the hilltops encircling the city, with follies, prehistoric sites and wildlife-rich meadows.

Mendip Hills

The Mendip Hills run east-west across Somerset from Frome to Brean Down. inside they are hiding fascinating secrets such as underground caves and rivers, making the hills a popular centre of caving. From the outside they reveal centuries of history from the pre-historic at Cheddar to the iron-Age at Brent Knoll and a Victorian fort at Brean Down.