300 years ago visitors came to Bath to take the waters in order to improve their health. You can still do this today. However, there are now many other sporting and health related activities you can undertake during your stay in Bath from cycling to tennis and yoga to rowing.
Places to visit
- The Thermae Spa is open 9am to 9pm throughout the year. It is a wonderful place to relax and unwind. Treatments and Twilight packages can be booked directly through their website
- If you want something a different Spa experience then check out MacDonald’s Spa Hotel, The Royal Crescent Hotel Spa and the Gainsborough Hotel all of which have fabulous spa day packages.
- www.relishrunningraces.com have a list of all the runs that are happening around bath throughout the year
- If you want to go cycling or running check out the 2 Tunnels Tours and / or cycle, hire a narrowboat , run or walk along the Kennett and Avon Canal to Bradford Upon Avon.
- There are many places to walk or run in Bath – The most popular is the Skyline Bath which takes you into the countryside around Bath.
- We really like the walk up Solsbury Hill, which can be seen from Rooms 4 and 6 at Hill House. After a steep climb to top is flat , giving you panoramic views across four counties
- We have tennis courts nearby
- Many of our guests either start or finish the Cotswolds Way walk with us, This is 115km through some of the most beautiful countryside in England.
- You can hire kayaks, punts and skiffs from Bath Boating Station.
- If you are feeling very energetic that the Bath Half Marathon takes place on the first Sunday in March with over 16,000 entrants competing
If you really want to get out and about we recommend Foot Trails.
You can watch their video here: https://vimeo.com/79131074
If you just want to watch sport we recommend
Bath is the home of Rugby and the ground is in the centre of the town. It is very much a family affair and all ages attend. For more information on the fixtures list go to here.
We are also close to Lansdown Racecourse – about 3 km away. It opens for the flat season with race during the day and evening.
- If you are going to the thermae spa avoid Saturday mornings if you can as it can get very busy and you may have to queue for up to 1.5 hours to get in unless you arrive before 10am.
- If you are going on a long walk or run and want a carb filled breakfast just let us know. For the ½ marathon weekend we always have a large pot of porridge on the go from 7.30am!
- If you are going racing. order a taxi in advance for your journey back – otherwise you could wait several hours!
- Check the weather – As the Scottish say “ there is no such thing as bad weather – just the wrong clothing!