Things to do and see when staying at a B&B in Bath
Abbey Rectory B&B Bath

Things to do in Bath

Bath is a compact city of culture, education, entertainment and sport. With a population of 80,000, its origins date back to Prince Bladud who founded a city around the hot Springs in 863 BC. The Romans developed Aquae Sulis as a place of rest & relaxation in AD 43 and countless generations since have enjoyed the City’s leisure & tourism offer.

Places to visit can easily fully occupy a weekend / short break - The Roman Baths and more recent Thermae hot springs spa are at the heart of the City, alongside many fine examples of Georgian Architecture: The Royal crescent, The Circus, Queen Square, Pulteney Bridge etc; complement the green landscaped spaces of Prior park, Victoria park, Green park, Sydney gardens, Alexandra park & others, in and around the city.

The river Avon meanders through the city with boat trips from just below Pulteney bridge.

The 80 mile Kennet & Avon Canal traverses the eastern edge of the city, has great walks / cycle ways, Architecture, country pubs & boat trips, eventually joining the river Avon at Widcombe lock, behind the railway station.

Annual events include Book, music and jazz, wine & beer festivals are capped by the Christmas market.

Visit the public & private art galleries, including the recently extended Holbourne Museum and the museum of Costume.

For Sports Bath offers: Bath Rugby, Bath Football Club & Bath Racecourse all of whom have regular fixtures throughout their seasons.

Evening entertainment is diverse and eclectic mix which complements the day time offer: The Theatre Royal, the Komedia comedy club, Odeon multi screen cinema, The Robins specialist cinema, all sit alongside a multitude of Restaurants, pub/bars & night clubs.

The Visit Bath website has a wealth of information including up-to-date listings of what's on.

Weddings & Conference venues

We're very pleased to recommend Wick Farm Barn as a wedding and conference venue - please see their website at