With its grand honey-stone Georgian architecture, well-preserved Roman bathhouses, burgeoning independent food scene and distinctive continental vibe; Bath ticks all the boxes for the perfect short break. If you’re contemplating a visit, SL have edited down the best things to do, from tourist-worn favourites to secret, under-the-radar discoveries, plus the places to stay, shop and eat in one of England’s most beautiful small cities.
Homely, mellow charm comes as part of the package at The Pig, a 29-bedroomed country house that offers up giant beds, oversized showers, 'larders' stocked with snacks and Nespresso machines in every room. Visit ThePigHotel.com
The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa
This luxe hotel and spa is located in Bath’s Royal Crescent and has its very own award-winning restaurant, Dower House inside. During your downtime head to the Spa & Bath House, wander around its acres of secluded gardens, or spoil yourself silly with an Afternoon Tea. Visit RoyalCrescent.co.uk
A boutique B&B smack bang in the city centre, Grays Bath is a family-owned and run, 140 year old Victorian villa, as is evident in its quiet charm and exceptional service. Visit GraysBath.co.uk
Brindley’s is a homely boutique B&B that offers all the comforts of home and then some – think relaxing décor, comfortable beds, immaculate bathrooms, fresh flowers and a hearty breakfast. All that and just 5 minutes’ walk from the city centre. Visit BrindleysBath.co.uk