Best autumn beauty spots beyond Bath
With the Autumn Equinox already passed the days may be growing shorted, but that’s only more reason to make the most of those precious few hours of golden light whilst your out and about. Planning a stay in and around the Cotswolds this season, then you might want to check out the best of the stunning scenes and sweeping vistas surrounding the historic city of Bath.
Discover the bold and beautiful of this renowned Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, often associated with its distinctive honeycomb cottages and idyllic film-esque villages. However, there is all that to explore and more, with cool caves and craggy cliff-top adventures awaiting you at Cheddar Gorge, gorgeous gardens at Illford Manor, or even a brisk stroll by the sea along Clevedon Pier, there are a wealth of hidden gems just waiting to be uncovered.
Ramble cross-country for panoramic views of the changing season on the hills, or take to the waterways at a tranquil pace along the Kennet and Avon Canal. Get lost in the woods at Westonbirt Arboretum, or climb to the top of Beckford’s Tower for unparalleled views from the sky looking down.
When you’ve exhausted yourself exploring, there are numerous gastropubs and country inns and taverns dotted around for Sunday lunch or a refreshing beverage and the hospitality is second to none and Bath Self Catering still have late availability on a number of beautiful properties both within and outside the city if you’re inspired to book a break in Somerset this season.