Experience a Regency retreat in Historic Bath
If you’re looking for a staycation with a difference once restrictions ease, then you need not look any further than a relaxing retreat in the World Heritage City of Bath, which you may have spotted recently setting the scene for Netflix’s recent hit-period-drama Bridgerton. To savour your own taste of the Regency lifestyle, there’s no better place. For those not accustomed to high society scandal, but perhaps more familiar with the romantic musings of Jane Austen, there is certain to be plenty to please everyone in this historic city.
Ogle at the spectacular Assembly Rooms, which once hosted a variety of high-society events and lavish balls for those who wanted to be seen in Georgian times. It isn’t difficult to imagine the grandeur when they were filled with bustling socialites dressed in vivacious costumes, with the rooms still featuring the original crystal chandeliers, which continue to set the scene for social events to this day.
Inevitably one of the city’s most iconic landmarks, the Royal Crescent, built in the late 1700s, forms a sweeping curve of Grade I listed houses overlooking the wide expanse of manicured lawn and the pleasure grounds of Royal Victoria Park, ideal for an afternoon out or leisurely stroll across the cobbles. Here you’ll also find a museum at No.1 Royal Crescent, which has been carefully restored to represent a modern-day replica of its heyday, with rooms filled with historic furniture, revealing a typical day-in-the-life for those living upstairs and downstairs.
Wind your way through the labyrinth of aged laneways as you uncover a wealth of regency history, from the most-favoured spots and the renowned residence of Jane Austen, to the cultural heart of the city’s Roman Baths and Pump Room, adjoining Bath Street, with its colonnades on either side of the cobbles. Start off or finish your day with a leisurely hot-air balloon ride at sunrise or sunset, a pastime which would once have been a rare treat when it first became possible in the Georgian era, with lucky residents able to survey the breath-taking views across the sandstone city and the seven hills of Bath more than 200 years ago.
With a wealth of treasures just waiting to be discovered, make sure to maximise your special staycation by treating yourself to the accommodation of your choice with Bath Self Catering, whatever your preference. 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 all the necessary safety measures, for a superb experience.