As you may know Boudavida opened our first store in the city of Bath in September and we have enjoyed meeting the lovely locals and spending more time in our closest city. For those who may not be from the South West, we’ve put together our recommendations of the best things to do in Bath. From festive activities to historical sites and sporting spectacles, Bath is full of great things to do and see. We hope to inspire you to come and visit and give you some ideas of what to do on your next trip.
The hugely popular Christmas market will return again to Bath this year. Opening on 22nd November and running until 9th December, you’ll be feeling festive after a visit to the chalets. There are 170 stalls to browse in the centre of the city, open from 10am daily and selling Christmas gifts, food & drink and other artisan treats. It can get super busy so we recommend a mid-week trip if possible to avoid the crowds.
More information can be found at the official website for the market: https://bathchristmasmarket.co.uk
Jane Austen made the city her home between 1801 - 1806 with it providing her inspiration for Northanger Abbey and Persuasion. Any literary lovers will enjoy retracing Jane’s steps or visiting the Jane Austen Centre. There is also an annual Jane Austen Festival which takes place in September.
Bath is famous for its Georgian architecture and golden Bath stone meaning it has some beautiful sights to offer. In fact Bath is the only city in the UK to be a World Heritage Site. Check out the sweeping curve of the Royal Crescent, elegant Pulteney Bridge and The Circus for the best examples of Bath’s renowned architecture.
Roman Baths + Bath Spa
If you’re heading to Bath for a relaxing weekend, you’re in luck! Bath is the only place in Britain where you can bathe in natural hot springs.
The Roman Baths are the city’s oldest attraction and we recommend discovering the city’s Roman roots with a visit to the natural hot springs. Once you’ve seen the preserved ruins head to the Thermae Bath Spa and relax in the natural thermal waters.
Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll be sure to find it in Bath! As well as all the standard high street shops, Bath has a wonderful selection of independents that we’re proud to be a part of. Whether you’re looking for some Christmas gifts or unique items Bath has some lovely shops and cafés dotted throughout the city. Head to Milsom Place to find Boudavida and our lovely neighbours.
Of course when we put together sport and Bath the blue, black and white of the premiership rugby team immediately springs to mind. However the sporting delights Bath has to offer isn’t limited to the men’s rugby team (although we’re not denying the fun of heading to The Rec to watch a game). If you’re looking to watch some live sport we recommend:
Head along to the popular Odd Down Winter Series of British Cycling which promises to be even bigger and better this year! This off season closed circuit racing includes both male and female riders and takes place on the purpose built 1.5km road circuit at the Odd Down Sports Ground. Free to watch but entry is £12 per rider, if you want to take part. There’s also the popular summer cycling event at Bike Bath which takes part every June - get subscribed now for next year’s registration!
- Women’s Rugby
Of course, we couldn’t mention Bath and sport without including a bit more about rugby, so why not head along to a Bath Women’s Rugby match at the Bath RFC (the Rec in Bath), or if you want get involved, head along to a training session nearby in Lambridge.
If you’re visiting Bath for more than a day and would like to take part in an exercise class, why not get involved in a local outdoor workout through Zest Bootcamp, and take in some of the beautiful scenery Bath has to offer at the same time!