Book city breaks to Bath for soaking in thermal baths and sipping tea in Regency tearooms.

Set in a cosy bend of the River Avon, Bath has drawn the well-heeled ever since the discovery of its mineral springs. The city's Roman Baths sit in the town centre surrounded in every direction by white stone townhouses and tearooms dedicated to a proper cuppa.

Best of Bath city breaks for...

  • Relaxing: Make like a Roman and head for the baths. You can't soak in the original Roman baths these days, but next best thing is a full-on pampering session in natural thermal waters at Thermae Bath Spa.
  • Romance: Bath has drawn couples since local writer Jane Austen's day. Wander the Avon riverbank at dusk, when the sun bathes the handsome white city in gold.
  • Active types: How fit are you? Cyclists point their handlebars toward Bath's steeply-inclined streets or its broad green parks, depending on the answer.