Monthly Archives: October 2013

Bath Christmas Market 28 November – 15 December 2013

The Bath Christmas Market
The Bath Christmas Market







Each year, the Abbey Churchyard area – a magical setting in the shadow of Bath Abbey and next to the Roman Baths, right in the centre of the stunning Georgian city’s shopping district, is transformed into a Christmas shoppers’ haven – Bath Christmas Market.

Over 140 traditional wooden chalets full of everything you’ll need to prepare for the perfect Christmas will adorn the streets. If you are looking for something extra special to make your Christmas perfect, Bath Christmas Market is the place you’ll find it. All of the retailers sell unique, handcrafted items, many of which are made in the local area and the South West.

The sound of choirs singing carols drifting through the market, colourful decorations brightening the streets and aromas of mulled wine and cinnamon on the air all create a magical atmosphere and will help to get you in the festive spirit!

Exhibition: The Duchess of Cambridge by Paul Emsley at the Holburne Museum, Bath

Exhibition: The Duchess of Cambridge by Paul Emsley at the Holburne Museum

The Duchess of Cambridge by Paul Emsley at the Holburne Museum

Type: Exhibition


07/09/2013 to 06/11/2013

Bath’s Holburne Museum is delighted to announce that from Saturday 7 September 2013 it will display the first official painted portrait of the Duchess of Cambridge.

The painting by artist Paul Emsley, who is based in Bradford on Avon, was unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery in January this year where it is on display until 27 August. The Holburne Museum is the only planned additional venue for the display of the portrait this year.

Free Entry.


The Holburne Museum, Central Bath

Spend this weekend at Great Ashley Farm nr. Bath

Owing to a cancellation we have two super kingsize room available from Friday 11 October 2013.  The weekend rate is £ 170.00 per couple including breakfast from our delicious Autumn menu.  Our rooms are adjacent to the farmhouse so you have your own front door key allowing you to come and go as you please.

The Two Tunnels – a new walk !!!!!!

A new walking and cycling path – officially opened in April 2013 – which has transformed a four-mile stretch of disused railway line into an exciting new walking and cycling path running through Linear Park on the south side of Bath to the disused Devonshire tunnel (at Bloomfield), onto Combe Down tunnel, and then over the renovated Tucking Mill viaduct. The new route includes two brand new bridges and two enormous tunnels. At over one mile long, the Combe Down tunnel will be the longest cycling tunnel in Britain, and will feature an interactive light and sound installation.

The new route links into the National Cycle Network with routes to Radstock and Bournemouth in the south, and the Bristol to Bath walking and cycling route in the west. It also creates a scenic 13-mile loop between Bath and Midford, and back again via the canal towpath.