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A Tale of Two Cities: Town and Country

Bath is arguably best known for its historical roots grounded in its sumptuous architecture and Regency landmarks, but perhaps lesser known is how easily accessible the country is from this small, rural city. With lockdown currently keeping us indoors, we’ll show you how you can make the most of being outdoors in the city, whilst remaining on staycation in the great British countryside when restrictions allow.

For a taste of the tropics without leaving the city, you may wish to make a visit to the tranquil surroundings of the Botanical Gardens, tucked away in a corner of Royal Victoria Park, just one of many green spaces located within the heart of the city; see Sydney Gardens, Parade Gardens, Hedgemead Park and Alexandra Park for a range of scenic strolls within close range.

Venture a little further to the edge of the city and you can choose to pick up the Bath Skyline Walk from several locations along the way-marked route, which takes in panoramic views of the surrounding country from on-high. Stride through forested canopies, across lush fields and over grazed hillocks whilst keeping an eye out for some of the local wildlife.

Prior Park Landscape Garden is owned by the National Trust, but can also be circumnavigated on the Skyline Walk. Designed by Capability Brown, the spectacular gardens prove a wonder to walk round, offering a sacred natural haven within the city perimeter, with the Palladian bridge resting below Ralph Allen’s eighteenth-century mansion proving the pinnacle focus.

The River Avon also winds its way through the heart of Bath and both the canal towpath and the Avon itself prove an ideal opportunity for outdoor recreation. Stoll or cycle the length of the Kennet and Avon Canal, with social distancing in mind, or undertake the path out of town on The Two Tunnels Greenway. For those fond of a longer distance journey, you may also take on the Bristol to Bath Cycle Path, connecting the two cities via scenic country views.

Please remember that Government guidelines currently state that we must continue to stay at home, but please wait patient in the knowledge that when we’re able to re-open, Bath Self Catering and the rest of the city will be ready to welcome you back, in-line with necessary safety measures, for a superb experience.

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