Escaping for the weekend to relax and explore a new place can be the ideal way to unwind after a busy week. By staying in Bath cottages, you will find it is easy to do this - even if you are on a budget. Read on to find out how.
Bath is one of the UK's smaller cities and it is feasible to go for a walk around many of the major sights, which won't cost you a penny.
If you feel like taking an amble in the fresh air you will be spoilt for choice with the city's many parks and green spaces. The oldest is Sydney Gardens behind the Holburne Museum, where over the years members of royalty and the author Jane Austen have also enjoyed a stroll.
Another good place to visit is Georgian Garden, which is a beautiful example of Georgian landscaping. You will find this free green space behind the Circus - one of the most famous examples of architecture from the historical period.
Indeed, the city is renowned for its amazing buildings from this era and you can admire them all during your sightseeing walking tour, including the Pulteney Bridge and the Royal Crescent.
In the centre of the oldest part of the city you will be unable to miss the towering sight of Bath Abbey. With a small donation you can enter this ancient place of worship and admire the beautiful interior and ornate ceilings within.
This is one of the largest examples of gothic architecture in the southwest of England and you are sure to love exploring all the nooks and crannies within. Look out for the Jacob's Ladder sculpture at the front of the building, with angels climbing up it.
The Abbey stands close to the Roman Baths, which you must be sure to take a look at, if only from the outside.
In the afternoon, you could make your way to the Victoria Art gallery, which houses an admirable set of paintings from the 15th century onwards. There are also regular exhibitions for you to enjoy and best of all it's free to visit.
As your day comes to an end, you may wish to stop off for a bite to eat at historic Sally Lunn's, where you can treat yourself to an original Bath bun.
Upon returning to your holiday cottages in Cotswolds, you will be able to congratulate yourself on saving money to spend on the rest of your weekend getaway.