Bath, a world heritage city, magnetic in its appeal for 2,000 years. On down the River Avon to Bristol, port city, full of personality and possibilities. Two cities defined by the richness of the tales they tell.
Bath is one of England’s most distinctive cities. The only entire city in the UK that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bath has been a centre of relaxation and wellness for over 2,000 years due to its natural hot springs. Today, Bath combines worldclass heritage and wellbeing with a vibrant food and drink scene and independent shopping, making it the perfect destination for a city break and an ideal base from which to explore the surrounding countryside.
Experience Bath’s modern and ancient sides with a visit to Thermae Bath Spa, where you can bathe in Britain’s only naturally warm, mineral-rich waters, before exploring the iconic Roman Baths. With a compact city centre, it is easy to immerse yourself in Bath’s remarkable collection of museums and galleries and take part in a year-round calendar of festivals and events.
A centre of relaxation and wellness, Bath is a city that has drawn visitors to its natural hot springs for thousands of years.
Creative, cosmopolitan and a city that has always trodden its own path: Bristol is unlike any other English destination. As the home city of Banksy, Bristol is internationally recognized as one of the best street art cities in the world.
A vibrant music scene, unrivalled shopping, and acclaimed museums, galleries and theatres including the Bristol Old Vic, RWA and Spike Island, add to the contemporary culture of a city that nevertheless has its roots in the past.
Bristol’s rich maritime history is evidenced in sights such as Victorian engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s glorious Clifton Suspension Bridge and SS Great Britain, around a Harbourside that has been transformed into a stunning leisure destination. Independent shops and cultural venues occupy 19th-century warehouses, while Michelin-starred, waterside restaurants vie for attention alongside global street food markets and exciting festivals staged throughout the year.
Creative, cosmopolitan and a city that has always trodden its own path: Bristol, unlike any other English destination.
Bristol Airport is the main international gateway to the whole of South West England and South Wales. It is located just 20 minutes from central Bristol and 45 minutes from Bath.
In 2018, the airport welcomed 8.6 million passengers, with flights from over 120 direct destinations in 30 countries, as well as hundreds more via one-stop flights though the major European hubs. Customer service is paramount, with the airport voted as the winner in the Airports Council International Awards for Best 5-10 million passenger airport in Europe 2018. Over £160m has been invested in upgrading terminal facilities since 2010.
From the airport, direct public transport links connect to all major cities in the region including Bristol, Bath, Exeter, Plymouth, Newport and Cardiff. Devon, Cornwall, Stonehenge and the Cotswolds are all easily reachable via onward transport connections.