For those guests wishing to venture further outside of Bath, there are a number of famous and popular attractions within an easy car journey away.
LONGLEAT HOUSE & SAFARI PARK
Fun for all the family, a good day out, with the chance to get up close to monkeys and lions.
World famous ancient britain construction. A visit can be combined with nearby Salisbury.
Has the tallest church spire in England, used to be the tallest building. Boasts a copy of Magna Carta on display.
Lovely walks amongst the trees and shrubs, fantastic autumn colours. Family friendly with adventure walks.
LACOCK VILLAGE & CASTLE COMBE VILLAGES
Bath itself is on the southern edge of the Cotswold hills and these two Cotswold villages are beautiful with good pubs. Often used for films including Doctor Dolittle and, more recently, Warhorse. Laycock Abbey was one of the few not demolished on the orders of Henry V111 and so is well preserved.
THE AMERICAN MUSEUM
A very well respected representation of American history and culture in a historic house and gardens just outside Bath, with a frequently refreshed programme of exhibits and events.
Now owned by the National Trust. Large grounds with roaming deer and the impressive house and gardens are open to the public.
CHEDDAR GORGE & WOOKY HOLE
This gorge, near Wells, is unbelievably spectacular as you drive through it off the Mendip Hills. Popular with climbers! Nearby Wookey Hole has a spectacular cave system and much family entertainment. Travel on to Wells for lunch.
The cathedral and Bishop’s Palace are impressively grandiose, the seat of the Bishops of Bath and Wells. Nearby Glastonbury is steeped in history on the edge of the Somerset Levels which were swamps before being drained for agriculture. These days of course it is best known for the festival.
STOURHEAD VILLAGE AND PARK
South of Bath, romantic walks and picnic beside the lake in the extensive grounds owned by the National Trust.
SS GREAT BRITAIN AND BRISTOL ZOO
Nearby Bristol is very different to Bath with the floating harbour well worth a visit. The first steel hulled ship the SS Great Britain, built by Brunel the Victorian engineer, has been brought back to life and is very popular.