BEYOND BATH

The Gainsborough Bath Spa is an ideal base if you wish to explore the region's finest attractions, cities and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty during your stay.

Bristol
Just 15 minutes by train from Bath Spa, Bristol is a thriving, cosmopolitan city with a diverse range of attractions, galleries and entertainment. Highlights include the dramatic Clifton Suspension Bridge, bustling Harbourside, Colston Hall, Arnolfini and Bristol Zoo.

The Cotswolds
One of Britain's most beautiful areas of countryside featuring charming honey-coloured villages and market towns such as Tetbury, Stow-on-the-Wold, Bibury and Bourton-on-the-Water.

Lacock
The National Trust village of Lacock is famed for its picturesque streets, cottages and an historic Abbey. It has also been used as a setting for TV and film classics including 'Pride & Prejudice' and 'Harry Potter'.

Stonehenge
Located in Wiltshire, the World Heritage Site of Stonehenge is one of the most famous pre-historic monuments in Europe. The fascinating stone circle was built around 2,500 BC. Its exact origins and purpose remains surrounded in myth and mystery.

Wells
The medieval City of Wells, the smallest city in England, with its magnificent Cathedral and moated Bishop's Palace is a popular day trip from Bath.

Wookey Hole Caves & Cheddar Gorge
Located close to Wells are the dramatic cliffs at Cheddar Gorge and the remarkable attraction of Wookey Hole Caves. Both popular for a family day out.

Bradford on Avon
This quaint medieval town was first mentioned in the Doomsday Book as a thriving market town. Bradford on Avon can be reached by bicycle from Bath along the Kennet & Avon canal towpath.

Westonbirt Aboretum
Westonbirt Aboretum, located near the historic market town of Tetbury in Gloucestershire, offers 600 acres of colourful woodland and beautiful rolling parkland for picnics and truly unforgettable walks.

Avebury
At the centre of a pre-historic complex in the Marlborough Downs stands Avebury, the largest stone circle in the world, originally constructed around 4,500 years ago.

Longleat House and Safari Park
Longleat House is a magnificent mansion set within 900 acres of landscaped grounds. It is widely regarded as one of the best examples of Elizabethan architecture in Britain and one of the most beautiful stately homes open to the public.

Situated in the grounds of Longleat House, The Safari Park which was the first ever drive through safari to open outside of Africa and is a fun trip for families with children.

Dyrham Park
A National Trust property, Dyrham Park, set in a stunning deer park, is a treasure to enjoy. Sweeping views lead down to this elegant 17th century mansion.

Stourhead Garden & House
Discover the beauty and splendour of this world famous 18th century Palladian mansion and landscape garden with its enchanting temples, monuments, rare trees and plants all set around a magnificent lake.

Bowood House and Gardens
Magnificent family home of Earl and Countess of Shelbourne, perfect for walking and exploring. There are 100 acres of beautiful parkland designed by the famous landscape architect 'Capability' Brown, offering a lake, aboretum, pinetum, water cascade, rose gardens, Doric temple and an adventure playground for children.

Iford Manor
The Iford valley has been occupied since Roman times and the picturesque manor house sits by the Frome river. Its Grade 1 Italian-style garden is famous for its tranquillity and beauty and was the home of Edwardian architect and landscape designer, Harold Peto, from 1899-1933.

Kilver Court
Kilver Court is an upmarket designer village offering high-end outlet shopping and a delicious delicatessen. There is also a stunning secret garden including millpond, parterre, herbaceous borders, rockeries and the Charlton Viaduct.

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