Bath holidays

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‘Today is a magic moment’: Bath’s 207-year-old lido reopens after four decades of neglect
Opened in Jane Austen’s lifetime and recently saved from demolition, Cleveland Pools will welcome swimmers for a short autumn season before making a big splash next spring

Rhiannon Batten

30, Sep, 2022 @6:00 AM

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A great walk to a great pub: The Star, Bath
This beautiful stretch of the Cotswold Way serves up hillside views over Bath, and a pub little changed since the 18th century

Phoebe Taplin

22, Apr, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Aberdeen to Penzance: the spectacular sights of Britain’s longest train journey
The 13-hour train adventure offers epic snapshots of both cities and countryside

Dixe Wills

22, Mar, 2022 @7:00 AM

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House of horror: Bath opens the world’s first museum dedicated to Mary Shelley
This week the city finally embraced its gothic past – in honour of one of its most famous residents. And with it, a host of dark secrets

Lorna Parkes

23, Jul, 2021 @10:30 AM

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The Guardian view on tourist taxes: travellers should pay their way | Editorial
Editorial: Levies won’t suit every destination, but they can help make sure that visitors are good news for all, not just the businesses that serve them


08, Sep, 2019 @5:30 PM

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Z Hotel Bath: review
With rooms from £45 in the centre of a city with a reputation for expensive accommodation, this new budget hotel chain is a welcome arrival

Jane Dunford

14, Jun, 2019 @10:00 AM

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Henry’s, Bath: ‘A thoroughly lovely expression of the owner’ – restaurant review | Jay Rayner
Don’t worry about data capture, all Henry’s in Bath wants is to cook the food it believes in

Jay Rayner

11, Feb, 2018 @6:00 AM

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Bath revives plan to impose tourist tax
Councillors believe levy of £1 or more on visitors would raise extra cash for city in times of austerity but hoteliers are wary

Steven Morris

10, Jan, 2018 @4:29 PM

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Bath has been touristy for over 2,000 years | Letters
Letters:Ken Loach’s ‘scented-candle-buying tourists’ are not much different from the incense-buying Romans of the past, writes Rob Delius


23, Oct, 2017 @5:41 PM

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A walking tour of Bath: the ultimate spa break
With its imposing Georgian architecture, regal connections and the ‘healing’ waters of its Roman Baths, it’s easy to see why the city inspired Jane Austen

Alan Franks

30, Aug, 2017 @5:30 AM

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Will Bath dare to become the first UK city with a ‘tourist tax’?
The city council is considering a charge for overnight visitors – but fears being labelled ‘the tax city’

Homa Khaleeli

11, Jan, 2017 @3:51 PM

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Corkage: restaurant review | Jay Rayner
You don’t need to be a wine expert to enjoy well-chosen bottles by the glass at this friendly wine bar with food. By Jay Rayner

Jay Rayner

12, Jun, 2016 @5:00 AM

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