Weekend Breaks in Bath
Dukes Bath guest house is perfect for weekend breaks in Bath, conveniently located in the city on the famous Great Pulteney Street, one of Bath's grand Georgian architectural features. If you are looking for a romantic short break or a fun city break away with family and friends Dukes has a range of accommodation to suit many needs. Rooms on offer range from cosy to large deluxe doubles through to suites with impressive four poster beds and separate lounge areas. Some of the rooms are located on the top floor and have charming roof top and chimney views of the city. The Abercorn, one of the ground floor rooms, has a walk-in shower and wide doors which make it perfectly suited for less mobile users. Other rooms may easily accommodate a family of four with additional beds or cots. You don’t need to book a minimum of two nights during the weekend which can make Dukes an affordable place to stay for a short weekend break in Bath.
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Weekend Breaks in Bath – The Quick Visit
Whatever the reason for getting away from it all, a stay at Dukes guest house in Bath offers a wealth of benefits. On arrival you will be offered a warm and friendly welcome. Our undivided attention to detail will not go unmissed as your weekend break in Bath unfolds. The atmosphere at Dukes is intended to be relaxed. The décor is beautiful and the surroundings comfortable - even the more spacious rooms with king or super king size beds are personal and welcoming. The bed linen, duvets, bathroom towels and bathrobes are all of the highest quality; Penhaligon toiletries offer distinctive grace and self-pampering pleasure and are luxurious. After a wonderful nights rest, breakfast, served on the lower ground floor, is an indulgent treat prepared with local and seasonal produce by our professionally trained chef.
With so much to explore in Bath it is advisable to get here early, especially if you are staying for one night. Check in is usually 2pm however your bags may be left earlier with prior arrangement and, with the possible use of one of our parking permits, arriving early and enjoying the sights of Bath is made that much easier. On days where we are running at full capacity checking in may be slightly later but it is worth asking at the time of booking.
Once you are settled, a visit to one of the many restaurants, pubs or cafes in and around Bath is a must. Bath is a hospitable city and the streets are abounding with wonderful places to eat and drink. Visiting Bath in the warmer months means you can take advantage of the many hidden gardens and roof top terraces in Bath and soak up the sun whilst dining al fresco and, after enjoying a chilled glass of wine or fine ale.
Weekend Breaks in Bath – So Much to Do Here!
Bath’s celebrated and diverse programme of cultural and sporting activities is well supported throughout the year. ‘Bath in Fashion’ takes place in April and the ‘Bath Fringe Festival’ in May which is a celebration of all things theatre, dance, music, visual arts and comedy. Bath is famous for its rugby and horse racing and it is also home to the ‘Bath City Marathon’ the largest in the UK outside of London. The finish line is directly outside Dukes offering guests a spectacular view of the event.
The city of Bath is renowned for her boutiques and independent retailers, many of which are unique to the city and include hand-made jewellery, clothes, antiques and curiosities. Bath is neatly carved into six shopping quarters. The Central Area features high street brands and winding alleyways and streets; Upper Town is home to many boutique shops; and the Artisan Quarter is the creative zone of the city, with its craft and curio shops. In the Milsom Quarter you will find many designer stores and in the Western Area there is a colourful market at Green Park Station where you will find a vibrant mix of local independent shops. Finally, SouthGate Bath offers international retailers a modern store layout appreciated by the likes of All Saints, Kurt Geiger and La Senza.
The afternoon is the ideal time to further explore the city, with a walk down by the river or a visit to one of the many fascinating museums where you will find extraordinary collections and historical references to the city. Or visit the Roman Baths, a World Heritage site where the Romans built a temple and natural hot spring bathing complex that still flows today. The Jane Austen Centre gives visitors a glimpse into the life of one of our most celebrated authors and is a fascinating account of life in Regency times. Or if relaxation is what you are after, head to the Thermae Bath Spa and submerge yourself in the hot waters.
Whether you are with your loved one on a romantic break or travelling with friends or family Bath has something to offer everyone, whether it be; ‘the boys’ getting together to go to the rugby, or a group of girlfriends off for a weekend shopping trip. Bath offers so much to see, visit and do and that is without even giving a mention to the horse racing, festivals and hot air balloon rides!
And For the Evening
Bath comes to life at night especially during the festival season. The nightlife in Bath is varied and vibrant with plenty of clubs, restaurants and cultural and comedy events to choose from. If you fancy a unique evening experience, why not take the ‘Twilight package’ or ‘Twilight for two’ where you may enjoy the ‘Thermae’ spa facilities during the twilight hours and watch day turn into night from one of the city’s best viewing points. For a very magical memory why not take a torch lit tour of the Roman Baths? Though be mindful these visits are only available during the summer months. Then there is the Bizarre Bath tour which takes place in the evenings and is a ‘fantastically funny’, ‘hysterical not historical’ tour of the city. If further dining and relaxation is on the cards then why not dine at Eastern Eye, another one of the city’s award winning restaurants in central Bath; the unique interior complements the striking beauty and scale of the city.
A Lazy Sunday
At Dukes you are always encouraged to take it easy, particularly on a Sunday. You may take advantage of a lie in and a late breakfast served until 10am. If you are checking out then this needs to be done by 11am and all parking permits returned on ‘check-out’. However, it doesn’t mean your weekend in Bath has to come to an end. There are many sights and activities still to be had in Bath, walking or cycling in one of the fine gardens or parks, boating on the River Avon or cruising on the Kennet and Avon Canal. Or if seeing Bath on foot isn’t quite enough then why not take to the sky and see the city from a hot air balloon, enabling you to see the Circus and the Royal Crescent from a whole new and intensely memorable perspective.
With so much to see and do in Bath, why not come and explore it and take advantage of our two night weekend break.
Weekend Breaks in Bath – To book a weekend break in Bath at Dukes or to find out more call us now on 01225 787960