Immerse yourself in a Bath city break

When it comes to getting away from it all, a beach holiday isn’t for everyone. A city break can be just as relaxing – and there’s so much more potential to learn about the history and culture of your chosen destination.

Bath is great for a city break. It’s steeped in history – and that’s not just down to the legacy of its Roman architecture.

Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987, the Somerset city is awash with features of global significance, and taking a step back in time in Bath gives us some insight into our own cultural evolution.

You’ll want to pack as much as possible into your city break, so it’s essential you do your research before booking.

To help you choose what to do when you arrive, Amanda Jones, Director of Sales at Apex City of Bath Hotel – who moved to and fell in love with the city 25 years ago – has some top tips for what to do on a trip to the city.

Roman history

If you’re focused on learning about Bath’s history and want to have a fun and interactive experience, a visit to the Roman Baths will be a good start. The experience is a wholly interactive one: torch lit tours and guides dressed in authentic costume really help bring history to life.

Museums & Galleries

In the Fashion Museum, you can style it up in your own Georgian dress and create your own lace pattern and if you’re looking for something a bit more spiritual, you can soak up the atmosphere at Bath Abbey. If the literary scene is more your thing, The Jane Austen Centre is full of interesting facts and info on the 18th century wordsmith.

And make sure you factor in the Holburne Museum and the Victoria Art Gallery if you want to learn more about the city’s artistic past, present and future.

Catch the view from above

A hot air balloon flight over the city is just magical in the summer – and striking in the winter. Hovering over the city gives a great view of Bath’s little pockets and districts and will help you plan which attractions you want to visit on your next trip.

Family-friendly activities

It’s not often you associate farms with cities – but in Bath, you’ll find one. A trip to Bath City Farm – where you’ll see ponies, cattle, chickens, sheep, pigs and goats – will be a fun experience.

Shop ‘til you drop

Fair play Bath looks beautiful with the Christmas market

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If you’re visiting at the end of the year, the city’s Christmas market is a must-see and why not put the cherry on the shopping cake with dinner at The Pump Room.

Catch a game

If you’re talking sport in Bath then it’s rugby all the way. Make sure you check the fixtures before you tackle your booking to avoid getting lost in the scrum.

And relax…

At the end of a busy day out and about exploring, the Thermae Bath Spa – which uses Britain’s only existing thermal waters – will help you chill out and get ready for a good night’s sleep in a hotel that’s ideal for your trip.

Book your trip to Bath

When you’re on a city break, you need a base that’s right at the beating heart of the city and is perfectly accessible – Apex City of Bath Hotel is the perfect fit.

And, until November, you can book the Ultimate Experience package to help you get to grips with just a few of the attractions Bath has to offer enthusiastic city breakers. Starting from £269, it also includes a few additional luxuries to make your stay at the hotel even more special.

It’s available for stays between 8 August and 20 November 2017, so what are you waiting for? Book the ultimate Bath city break to enjoy Bath in all its glory.