Besides The Awesome In-City Attractions Bath Offers, Don’t Miss Out On These Delightful Day Trips

As much as there is to do in Bath itself (see our previous posts for inspiration!) it’s also a brilliant starting point to explore this part of England, which is full of history and fascinating things to see and do. Not only that, but it’s on a major railway line and has plenty of great public transport links, so you can often get exploring without the need to bring or hire a car – which has the added bonus of letting you sit back and look out of the window as you travel! Bath is surrounded by gorgeous countryside that you can glimpse even from the very centre of the city, so it’s hard not to feel that urge to get out there and have an adventure. We asked local blogger Sal Godfrey to recommend a few of the best day trips you can make from Bath without your car…


It would be crazy not to start with Bristol, Bath’s sister city that’s only ten minutes away on the train. Once a bustling maritime port and the starting point for some of history’s most famous voyages, Bristol is a lively buzzing place packed with excellent food and drink, comedy, live music and more. I particularly recommend a visit to the restored SS Great Britain, designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel and one of the most advanced passenger steamers in the world in her time, for anyone wanting to get a flavour of Bristol’s history. For foodies, meanwhile, there’s almost too much to choose from, but St Nicholas Market and CARGO, both hotspots for small innovative restaurants and fabulous street food, are very much worth a visit.

SS Great Britain

How do I get there? Regular trains run from Bath Spa Station to Bristol Temple Meads Station, both of which are easily accessible on foot from each city’s centre.
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Look Out Bath – The Lads Are Coming To Town!

Whatever the occasion, Bath is the perfect place to bring friends and family together – not only is it a beautiful city packed with brilliant things to do, but it’s compact enough to explore on foot, just ninety minutes by train from London and, of course, you can rent one of our beautiful Hiplets properties so that everyone can stay in the same place and maximise your time together! The following article will help ensure your Bath Stag do, boys’ weekend getaway or birthday celebration is a rousing success!

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Previously on our blog, we asked local blogger Sal Godfrey to recommend a few Bath highlights for the ultimate girls’ weekend, so we thought it was only fair that we give the boys the same treatment too. Whether it’s a reunion, a birthday or a stag do, here are Sal’s top recommendations for a boys’ weekend in Bath…

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