Following the normal stresses that come with planning your big day, you might also want to avoid the hustle and bustle that comes with heading to the airport to catch a flight. Instead, how about an idyllic honeymoon in one of the UK’s most romantic hotspots, Bath? Sound good? Well to entice you further, Voucherbox.co.uk has put together a list of reasons why should make Bath your honeymoon destination.
Francis Hotel – A stunning concept from MGallery by Sofitel, the Francis Hotel is a wonderful boutique guesthouse to spend your first getaway as newlyweds. An 18th-century townhouse located in the heart of Bath, it’s the perfect place to be when heading out to explore the city or if you’d rather stay indoors. It’s also highly recommended that while staying at the hotel you schedule afternoon tea in Emily’s Tea Room.
The Roman Baths – Be transported back in time with a visit to the awe-inspiring Roman Baths, which is one of the world’s natural wonders. While it’s no longer possible to actually bathe in the hot and cold springs, there’s so much to see on the historic site that also doubles up as a museum.
Thermae Bath Spa – To get a feel for how the Celts and Romans once bathed in Britain’s naturally warm, mineral rich waters, spend a day or an evening at the Thermae Bath Spa. For a more intimate experience as newlyweds you can book The Cross Bath or enjoy a traditional couples massage.
Prior Park Landscape Garden – If nature is your thing, then take a romantic stroll through the Prior Park Landscape Garden. Bask in all the beauty that nature has to offer as you stand side by side on the Palladian bridge, which overlooks the garden’s lake.
Bath Skyline Walk – And if you can’t get enough of the great outdoors then walk a further five minutes from the Prior Park Garden to the Bath Skyline. During the six-mile circular trail you’ll be able to feast your eyes on the serene views Bath has to offer and also pass by the Grade II Listed Sham Castle.
Bath Abbey – Take an atmospheric tour around the Bath Abbey. From its grand Gothic exterior, magnificent stained-glass windows, and impressive vaulting, the beautiful worship tabernacle is truly unique among its contemporaries.
Bath Architectural Museum – During your break in Bath one of the things you will not be to miss is the grandeur of the buildings that line the streets. So why not pop into the Museum of Bath Architecture to find out how the city became the home of Georgian monuments.
Royal Crescent – Highly regarded as one of the greatest examples of Georgian architecture, the Royal Crescent is a regal row of 30 terraced houses. Pop into No.1 and experience what domestic life looked like back in the 18th-century.
Victoria Art Gallery – Bath isn’t short of galleries but if you only have time to visit one make it the Victoria Art Gallery. Home to thousands of decorative pieces, the exhibition house is also famed for its exterior being the home of Andrea Carlo Lucchesi’s Queen Victoria statue.
Coeur de Lion – Get cosy inside Bath’s smallest pub and wet your whistle with an ale. A longstanding watering hole, Coeur de Lion is a tranquil Victorian pub with lots of personality where you can also tuck into a delicious pie.