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Pulteney Bridge crossing the River Avon in Bath, England

Compare the best Bath city breaks

Weekend breaks in Bath are enjoyed by visitors of all ages. With a tantalising blend of gorgeous architecture, riverside walks, cultural attractions and, of course, the famous hot waters of Bath, this city is everyone's cup of tea.

Why go?

Read on to discover one of the many reasons to book Bath weekend breaks...

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.

Spend a weekend in Bath and you can - quite literally - be immersed in the city's beloved attractions. From the rooftop waters of the Thermae Bath Spa to the plethora of day spas in and around Bath, there is no excuse not to take a dip and have your aches and pains simply drift away. Once you've had a soak, and then polished off a perfect afternoon tea, why not visit the Roman Baths before taking a stroll along the iconic curve of the Royal Crescent? There is a museum at No 1 Royal Crescent and it paints a wonderful picture of life in Georgian Bath.

Whether you plan to spend Bath city breaks unwinding in the waters, touring the cosy cafes and tearooms, or sampling the evening nightlife, you should book in advance to secure the best rates on hotels in Bath and all of your other short break essentials. Use the search tool on TravelSupermarket to compare prices and book.

Where to stay?

It is always a great time to visit Bath; breaks are special in any season...

Take a break in Bath in springtime and you'll be rewarded with a city in bloom and a plethora of cultural events. Daytime temperatures during spring days can reach into the teens and sunny days are extremely pleasant. In summer, expect daytime averages closer to 20C and a buzzing line up of outdoor events. Autumn is a nice time to visit as the crowds of summer have dispersed and sunny days can be warm. There's a wonderful Christmas Market in Bath and much to see and do amid the festive comings and goings of winter.

Bath is eternally popular, so it's wise to book your break as far in advance as possible to secure your visit at the best possible price. Of course, this is England, so the weather is mild but changeable - you might have to pack for every kind of weather! 

What's on?

For a small city, Bath has a large calendar of events. Discover some of the biggest and best events with our short guide...

Party in the City; May: This huge and free event kicks off the fantastic programme of the Bath International Music Festival. Street performers join a host of acts at a variety of city venues to get the festival off to a tuneful start.

Jane Austen Festival; September: Celebrate all things Austen at this much-loved event in autumn. Running for more than a week, there are plenty of opportunities to be involved.

Great Bath Feast; October:
Welcoming the greats of the culinary world, Bath hosts one of the most delicious food festivals in the country. Take a bite during this tasty event, which runs for more than a week and features free sessions as well as exciting ticketed events. 

What to do?

Borrow some of these ideas for what to do in Bath and have a truly unforgettable short break in Somerset...

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.