Local Area Information

We are perfectly situated to enjoy the city of Bath, the surrounding countryside and all of the local attractions.

If visiting for the first time – the must sees are the Roman Baths, No1 Royal Crescent, The Circus, Bath Abbey, Victoria Art Gallery, Holbourne Museum, the American museum and Bath Fashion Museum.

There are lots of great places to eat. Our favourites are, the Garricks Head pub at the very centre of Bath, the King William Pub & Dining Rooms on London Road, The Hare & Hounds at the top of Landsdown Hill, The Marlborough Tavern at the end of Marlborough Buildings and the Pig just outside of Bath in Hunstrete. Notably the Scollopshell has just been named as Bath’s best Fish and Chips.

For special occasions, and if your budget stretches there are: Bath Priory, Lucknam Park, Allium Brasserie and the Royal Crescent Hotel.

For picnics, feeding the birds, general strolling and for those seeking a great playground for younger children the Royal Victoria Park is also a must.

Just outside of Bath there are a number of great venues. These include Dyrham Park, Westonbirt Arboretum, Bath Races, the Royal Bath & West Showground and Lansdown Golf Club.

For those that like the great outdoors we are situated just hundreds of metres from the Rivor Avon, the Avon & Kennet Canal, the Cotswold Way and Bath Skyline. Two favourite activities of ours are the circular Kelston Hill walk and the circular two-tunnels cycle/walk.

For those that appreciate the finest we have local chef Richard Bertinet and his cookery school where you can learn to bake the best bread and then marry this with the finest cheese from award winning Bath Soft Cheese company.

The shopaholics are very well catered for with a wide range of city centre shops surrounding Milsom Street together with the relatively new Southgate shopping center. Those prepared to travel further to shop might wish to visit Clarkes village shopping, or the outlet centers at Swindon and Biscester.

If you feel like sight-seeing further afield then you could visit places such as the Cotswolds, Glastonbury, Wells, Bristol and visit attractions such as Stourhead, Stonehenge, Longleat Safari Park, Wookey Hole, Cheddar Gorge, the Mendips, the Black Mountains, the Brecon Beacons, Chew Valley Lakes, the local scuba diving center in Vobster, as well as local caving and pot holing etc.

For transport Bath is very well served by Great Western Railway, First Group Bus Service or a number of different taxi companys. For those wishing to find out where the wind takes them Virgin Balloons is one of a number of hot air balloon operators that takes off from either Royal Victoria Park or near to the Globe Pub.

After a ‘full-on’ day we recommend nothing better than the ‘healing waters’ at the Bath Spa and a tipple in the Gin Bar or a late night drink at our favourite bar – Opium just off Great Pulteney Street.

Links to things to do in and around Bath:




Hope and Anchor Pub Midford ('The very local')

The Hope and Anchor is set in the heart of the delightful Cam valley, a 10-minute drive from Bath city centre or alternatively now a fairly gentle and very scenic cycle ride along the new Colliers Way cycle path which leads straight into the pub car park (and then on to Radstock for the more energetic).

The pub is one of Bath's few remaining independently owned and run establishments, this historic country pub has been run by Richard and Luci Smolarek for 19 years now, making it a well established favourite among Bath's discerning diners for consistently delicious, reasonably priced food in a relaxing, friendly atmosphere.



Fox and Badger Pub Wellow

The Fox And Badger in Wellow near Bath is a traditional, dog friendly country pub , serving good food every day and currently enjoying new ownership.




Stoney Littleton Long Barrow is one of the country's finest accessible examples of a Neolithic chambered tomb. Dating from about 3500 BC, it is 30 metres long and has multiple burial chambers open to view.



Wellow Trekking & Corporate Hospitality offers a range of group incentive and corporate entertainment activities tailored to meet your needs. Set in the picturesque village of Wellow, just six miles from the centre of the beautiful Georgian City of Bath, it's the ideal location for outdoor pursuits.

Wellow Trekking Centre also operates as a separate Horse Riding and Trekking Centre for adults and children of all ages, from beginners to experienced riders, with a large selection of rides deep into the heart of the countryside.



Watching Bath play at home at the Recreation (Rec) Ground at the very heart of Bath



No 1 Royal Crescent - A complete Georgian House as it was at the end of the 18th Century



The Roman Baths complex is a site of historical interest in the English city of Bath. The house is a well-preserved Roman site for public bathing.



Royal Victoria Park



Bath Soft Cheese company



Thermae Bath Spa


The Bertinet Bakery



King William Pub & Dining Rooms



Garricks Head Pub & Dining Rooms



Marlborough Tavern Pub



Hare & Hounds Pub


Opium Bar


Theatre Royal


Local Cinema


Modern Shopping Centre


Holbourbe Museum



Bath Abbey


Bath Skyline



Circular Walk



Cycling / Walking / Boating / Running the Kennet & Avon Canal (Bath – Bradford on Avon)



Cycle / Walk / Run the circular route around Bath



Allium Brasserie @ Abbey Hotel Bath



Best Fish & Chips in Bath



The Pig Restaurant (Hunstrete) near Bath



The Priory Restaurant



Cookery and Bread Making Classes.



Bath Races



Local Balloon Rides



Bath Tourist Information Centre



Bath’s Local Rag – what’s on



Taxi numbers in Bath



Easiest taxi number to remember



Tourist Information Site



Tourist Information Site



Tourist Information Site



Next bus



Tourist Information

Bath Train Service


Great Western Railway