Cool Places: Romantic Bath

Cool Places: Romantic Bath

Could there be a more romantic city in Britain than Bath? Check out the best places to see, stay and eat on a weekend break with

Its honey-coloured stone and elegant Georgian architecture are have been the backdrop of many a bodice-ripping drama, and they also shelter some fantastically romantic places to stay and eat, making it ideal for an amorous weekend away. With the help of our friends at the UK travel specialist, we've come up with a few suggestions for the ultimate romantic break.


Brindleys -sleep -hotels -largeBrindleys

14 Pulteney Gardens, Bath BA2 4HG

Fluffy towels and high-pressure showers at this boutique B&B on the edge of the city centre.


Bath -the -royal -crescent -hotel -hotels -151-largeThe Royal Crescent

16 Royal Crescent Bath BA1 2LS

It's an obvious choice perhaps, but a it's all about location at the Royal Crescent, a magnificently romantic hotel by definition.


Bath -the -queensbury -hotels -149-largeThe Queensberry

4-7 Russell Street Bath BA1 2QF

Cool, minimalist rooms in Bath's coolest hotel - home also to one of the city's best restaurants, the Olive Tree.


Bath -boutique -stays -sleep -self -catering -largeBath Boutique Stays

11 Queen's Parade Bath Somerset BA1 2NJ

Your own piece of Georgian splendour for the weekend, complete with spa goodies, Egyptian cotton sheets and all sorts of treats.



Bertinet -bakery -eat -drink -cafs -delis -largeThe Bertinet Bakery

6 New Bond Street, Bath BA1 1BH

What could be more romantic than retiring upstairs at this fab bakery to sip tea from fine china cups and toast your own teacakes?


Bath -the -bath -priory -restaurant -restaurants -gastro -pubs -48-largeThe Bath Priory Restaurant

Weston Road Bath BA1 2XT

You could stay here, and wouldn't blame you - its rooms are sumptuous in the extreme, and there's a wonderful outdoor pool amid lovely gardens. But what really sets the Bath Priory apart is its Michelin-starred restaurant, which serves to-notch food in a setting that is both glamorous and intimate.

Brugada -eat -drink -bars -pubs -largeBrugada

1 John Street, Bath BA1 2JL

It's hard to feel a little bit naughty in Brugada's decadent interior of gilt mirrors and dripping chandeliers.


Bath -thermae -bath -spa -activities -129-largeThermae Bath Spa

The Hetling Pump Room Hot Bath Street Bath BA1 1SJ

Don't come to Bath with your lover and pass up the chance to pamper yourself at the city's best thermal spa.


Bath -bath -skyline -walk -walks -72-largeBath Skyline Walk

Bath, Somerset This beautiful walk takes in woodland, ancient monuments and peaceful meadows, but most of all it gives soaring views over the city.


Bath -the -royal -crescent -monuments -124-largeThe Royal Crescent

It's free for aspiring Mr Darcys and their lovers to wander amongst the cobbles here, and there's also a museum of Georgian interiors in which to strike a pose and smoulder.


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