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Tourist Attractions & Things to do near Bath

Local tourist attractions & things to do..

Bath Spa - Newly opened in 2006, a fantastic natural hot spa complex featuring rooftop pool with panoramic city views and a range of health treatments and massage. 10% discount when booked with Widbrook Grange Hotel. www.thermaebathspa.com

Longleat Wildlife Safari Park and Elizabethan Mansion of the Marquis of Bath. A great day out for the family, plenty to do. www.longleat.co.uk

Wiltshire Web - upcoming events in the County www.thisiswiltshire.co.uk

Stonehenge; Ancient Druid Stone Circle and site of pagan worship. 40 mins drive over Salisbury plain. www.english-heritage.org.uk/stonehenge

Avebury Ancient village within Medieval stone circle. Local pub, tearooms etc. Silbury Hill always worth a visit.

Westbury White Horse and Hill Fort Carved in chalk downs-Stunning views & excellent for walking & cycling. The wind ensures this is always a great place to fly a kite, and at weekends the sky is often full of hang gliders and paragliders.


Abbey House Gardens Malmesbury Beautiful gardens under the shade of the famous Abbey. Guided walks, tea-roomwww.abbeyhousegardens.co.uk

Bradford-on-Avon Historic Saxon Town on the Kennet & Avon canal. Spend a day wandering the narrow hillside streets and sample the delights of some wonderful old English pubs ! Also some fine restaurants.

Salisbury A lovely city with a magnificent medieval cathedral from the 13th century. One of the finest Cities in South West England

Stourhead Beautiful 18th Century gardens and Palladian House. Open-air classical concerts held in the grounds in summer. www.stourhead

Lacock 13th century village and Abbey, protected by the National Trust. One of Britains most beautiful villages, home of Fox-Talbot museum of photography.

Castle Coombe voted Britain's prettiest village.www.castlecommbe.com Also nearby racetrack with various events, Karting and race driving school. Day courses available. www.castlecombecircuit.co.uk/

Iford manor Peto Gardens
Beautiful Italian style gardens in idyllic riverside hamlet. www.ifordmanor.co.uk

Paultons Park Mini Alton Towers, suit all ages but with special rides for smaller children. Animals, birds, adventure playground. Near Salisbury www.paultonspark.co.uk/

Cheddar Gorge and Caves, Stunning gorge with near vertical cliffs. Famous labyrinth of underground caves and tunnels. Museums, shops, pubs and restaurants. www.cheddarcaves.co.uk/

Brokerswood Woodland Park and Heritage Centre. Still operated as a working woodland. There are nature trails, a lake with wildfowl and fishing, picnic, BBQ, play areas and forest train ride.

Owl and Hawk Conservancy Meet Owls and Eagles face to face. Great Falconry displays www.hawk-conservancy.org/

Champagne balloon flightsRegional ballooning network, fly from Bath or Bristol www.balnet.co.uk

Cycling This is a great area for cycling- there is a super cycleway along the Kennet and Avon Canal which forms part of the larger "Wiltshire Cycleway" Rent bikes from www.thelockinn.co.uk/ for a ride along the canal and have lunch in the cafe.

Walking The whole area is littered with paths, bridleways and tracks, or you can walk beside the river or the canal. www.thisiswiltshire.co.uk/wiltshire/tourism/walks/


Bad Weather fun!
We do our best to arrange lovely weather for your visit, but when it just has to rain, it just has to rain...!

Haynes International Motor Museum Sparkford, Yeovil Somerset. Over 400 cars and bikes for all you petrolheads! www.haynesmotormuseum.co.uk

Attwell Motor Museum Calne Smaller and close version of above. www.atwellwilson.org.uk 01249 813119

Jungle Jack's Soft play centre, West Wilts trading estate, 6 miles away. Super setup with tables all round for parents. Restaurant and snacks available. Ages 0-10 Tel:01373 824824

Ten-pin-bowlingChristie Miller sports centre Melksham 3 mileswww.dcleisurecentres.co.uk/sites/christie/home.html

Fleet Air Arm Museum Yeovilton www.fleetairarm.com Tel: 01935 840565

Bath; Too much to list here, try www.bath.co.uk (follow what to see and do link)

Paintball; Nearest is Swindon (about 40 mins drive) 0870 330 6656

Swimming pools & sports centresBradford Swimming Pool and children's pool

Shopping;
Bath, plenty of shops here, and great food and drinks! Quickest by train, and escape the poarking headache.

Clarks Shopping Village Retail therapy on a grand scale! More than 40 different stores. Street, near Glastonbury. Climb the Torr and then go shopping!www.clarksvillage.co.uk/

McArthur Glen retail outlet Swindon, just off the motorway.www.mcarthurglen.com/

Salisbury Great shops in the city, plus Wilton Shoppiong Village on the outskirts. Do the cultural bit then shop 'til you drop!www.wiltonshoppingvillage.co.uk

Cribbs CausewayHuge area just off the M5 with shops, cinemas, fast food etc. Better then the website suggests!"
www.cribbs-causeway.co.uk/
Also large bowling arena hwww.hollywoodbowl.co.uk


Royal Bath at the Spa
Bath Spa Rooftop Pool
Lions at Longleat!
Lions at Longleat!
Stourhead gardens
Stourhead Gardens
Pulteney Bridge Bath
Pulteney Bridge, Bath
Stonehenge is about 30 mins from Bath
Stonehenge

Westbury White Horse near Bath
Westbury White Horse
Lord Bath's Maze at Longleat, apparently the world's longest!
Longleat maze-beware!
Childrens rides at Paultons Park. Bath - 20 miles
Childrens' ride at Paultons Park

Abbey House Gardens Malmesbury
Abbey House gardens
Cheddar caves about 15 miles from Bath
Cheddar Caves
Lotus Elise at Castle Coombe racetrack near Bath
Lotus at castle Coombe
Vintage Ford Model A
Vintage Ford at Attwell
Quad Biking
Quad Biking
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