Just when you think Bath couldn’t get anymore beautiful, the festive season arrives!
From the fragrant smell of bubbling ginger and cinnamon hot apple cider to the cute Christmas chalets adorned in twinkling lights, there is no better place in England to get you in the festive spirit than Bath.
Located a mere hour and a half from London in the county of Somerset, Bath is a gorgeous getaway option for any discerning traveller.
Here are five fabulously festive things to do in Bath this Christmas.
Visit The Roman Baths
Although The Roman Baths aren’t particularly festive, it would be a crime to go to Bath and not visit such a monumental and intriguing site (and you can get a great view over the Christmas Market from the balcony as well).
The only natural hot springs in England, The Roman Baths are a fascinating place to spend a couple of hours discovering and learning about the architecture, spirituality and use of the baths from as far back as 836 BC.
Entry to the baths is £16.50 and includes an audio guide in one of twelve languages and a public guided tour every hour.
Now we’re talking!
Bath’s award winning Christmas Market (22nd November to 9th December 2018) instantly had me reaching for the mulled wine, singing Christmas carols and buying presents for all my nearest and dearest.
With over 180 chalets selling everything from unique homeware and personalised presents to hog roasts and hot toddys, Christmas lovers will be in their element wandering Bath’s Georgian streets with a Baileys-spiked hot choc in hand.
Kingsmead Square Festive Street Food Market
Kingsmead Square Festive Street Food Market is a pop up market offering all the grub you need to fuel your Christmas market shopping. From gooey mac n’ cheese and dumplings to succulent steak sarnies and burritos, there’s a little something for everyone to indulge in.
Afternoon Tea at Sally Lunn’s
When your fingers and feet feel like they might fall off from the cold, take refuge with a cuppa in Sally Lunn’s…
Hidden down one of Bath’s many adorable cobbled side streets, this tea shop is located in one of the oldest buildings in the city and is renowned for its famous Sally Lunn Bun – an authentic Bath speciality made from a secret recipe.
Open for morning coffee, lunch, afternoon tea, pre-theatre dinner and dinner, there is something on the menu to tickle everyone’s fancy – just be sure to order a Sally Lunn Bun on the side of anything else. I had the coffee and walnut bun and it was divine!
Ice Skating and Glow in the Dark Mini Golf
Located around a 20 minute stroll from the Christmas Market, Bath on Ice (Bath’s ice skating rink) and the enchanting Glow in the Dark Mini Golf course are situated at the Royal Victoria Park. For the full festive experience, head here after dark and enjoy a mulled wine in cosy Moguls Alpine Bar before navigating yourself around the mystical 18 hole mini golf course.
Have you ever been to Bath around Christmas time? What would you add to this list?