Bath and Somerset
The city of Bath is famed globally for its Roman Baths and Georgian architecture which have led it to become a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With excellent transport links by both rail and bus, it’s easy to make a day out to Bath whilst on a stay here in Wiltshire. There are direct trains to Bath Spa from Salisbury, Westbury, Warminster, Bradford on Avon, Trowbridge, Swindon and Melksham.
The Roman Baths can be found right in the centre of Bath and are home to Britain’s only hot spring. Take an audio guide around the site and learn about the Great Bath, explore the museum and see a collection of more than 17,000 Roman coins recently discovered in the city.
Discover the fascinating art collections at the Holburne Museum which is free to visit (with charges for temporary exhibitions).
What else is there to see and do in Somerset?
On the outskirts of Bath, just off the A36 there’s the American Museum in Britain set in the beautiful Claverton Manor. The museum is home to the finest collection of Americana outside the USA and stages regular exhibitions, concerts and children’s activities. There are also 120 acres of wonderful grounds to explore.
In the valley of the River Frome is Farleigh Hungerford Castle, learn about the history of the Hungerford family, explore the castle ruins and visit the Priest’s house.
If you are keen on aviation history then a visit to the Fleet Air Arm Museum is a must. The museum is home to the largest collection of aircraft in Europe including the first British Concorde. Children will love the HMS Ark Royal Experience and interactive exhibits.
Owned by the Longleat estate, Cheddar Gorge is not only a National Nature Reserve with stunning walks but also a famous site of prehistoric discoveries. Explore the stalactite caves, take in the views and visit the Museum of Pre-history.
Make a break of it
With so much to see and do in the area, it’s certainly worth making a break of it. Wiltshire towns of Corsham and Bradford on Avon and the surrounding villages make excellent bases for exploring the Wiltshire/Somerset borders. Find more details of where to stay on our accommodation pages and book your break today.