Book a quirky break in Bath self catering cottages

Monday, 16 January 2012 9:16 PM

If you're planning a UK short break with a difference, consider booking into Bath self catering accommodation. Located in the beautiful Somerset countryside, the historical city is full of charming attractions as well as the opportunity for quirky excursions to make your break really memorable.

Just 100 miles west of London, Bath is renowned for its rich history, famous abbey and exquisite Georgian architecture. Aside from its main claims to fame, however, the city is the perfect place to enjoy something a bit different.

Once you've settled into your holiday cottages in Bath, give some thought to the memorable activities you'd like to get involved in during your getaway.

For a trip you'll never forget, how about going on a balloon ride? Hot air balloon flights are often associated with proposals of marriage but there's no reason you couldn't choose a trip as a leisure pursuit. Take in the sight of the 2,000-year-old Roman Baths, the stunning abbey and the lovely Royal Victoria Park from a bird's eye viewpoint.

When you're firmly back on the ground, you might decide to view some of the landmarks close up, in which case you could hire a classic car and tour the city. Alternatively, you can opt for a chauffeur-driven trike tour of the World Heritage sites of Bath.

If you'd rather explore on foot, you can add an interesting element to your visit by booking a place on a gourmet walking tour, during which you can spend the morning exploring local food outlets and pick up ingredients to use later when an expert will teach you how to make a sumptuous dish.

Come the evening, you might decide to join a Bizarre Bath tour, which begins by the riverside at 20:00 GMT and lasts about 90 minutes. The walk is a light-hearted venture that virtually guarantees you'll be laughing for most of the tour.

Meanwhile, if you're travelling with children, they might be keen to look around on a walk inspired by the Horrible Histories book series. As part of the Beastly Bath tour, youngsters are regaled with gory stories from Bath's past, providing a novel means of education.

You might also like to take a ride on a beautiful antique train, lovingly restored in their Art Deco designs. The railway runs both to and from Bath and calls in at various other locations as well, allowing you to take in the outdoor scenery in luxury associated by times gone by.

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