Unusual things to do in Bath – Our top 10
Monday, 20th April 2020
So, you’ve ticked off all the major tourist sites in Bath and you’re now looking for some more unusual things to do in Bath whilst in the city; step this way. The Bath Boutique Stays team know Bath inside out. Welcome to the #weknowBath blog.
1 – Paddle Board through the city
Grab a unique view of Bath, via the River Avon and get fit whilst you’re doing it. Paddle Board experts Original Wild will take you past The Bath Abbey, and right up to the iconic and famous Pulteney Weir for THE view of Pulteney Bridge.
2 – Take a foodie tour
Savouring Bath have the inside track on all the best makers and products locally and will take salivating participants on a brilliant guided tour of the best foodie places Bath has to offer. Choose from ‘local flavours’ ‘Saturday Bites’ , ‘Guilty Pleasures’ and ‘Food Heroes’. Check their website for date info and don’t forget to wear Lycra!
3 – Herschel Museum of Astronomy
Did you know that the planet Uranus was actually discovered right here in Bath?! Well, you do now! The Herschel Museum of Astronomy on New King Street was once home to astronomer and musician William Herschel and his sister Caroline which is where he discovered the planet from his garden in 1781.
4 – Take a Reading Spa
Book lovers this way because Mr. B’s Emporium has THE BEST reading gift we’ve ever heard about and with a six month wait list we cant be alone!! Tell an experienced bookseller your literary likes and dislikes over an informal pot of tea and slice of cake and before you know it a bespoke tower of books for you to choose from will be selected for you to your taste. Sounds great right? You also go home with a mug and cloth bag.
5 – Visit Chai Walla, best restaurant that’s not a restaurant
Yep, this award-winning Indian Street food ‘restaurant’ comes with an army of loyal fan’s but it is strictly take-away only. With lots of vegan and veggie options you’ll find this little gem on Monmouth Street.
6 – Watch Bath City
The poor relative to its rugby cousins, but this Footballing Club has been at the heart of Bath since 1889. The Romans at Twerton Park will be an affordable, friendly and enjoyable day out for all the family and can be accessed via a short train hop from Bath Spa to Oldfield Park. Come on you Romans!
7 – Check out the spooky side of Bath
Ghost Walks of Bath and Bath Ghost Tours both offer a spine tingling walk around the city. If murder, mayhem and witchcraft is the version of Bath you need to hear then sign up!
8 – Take a cocktail at Bar Opium, if you can find it…
Bath’s most secret of hangout’s offers an enviable cocktail list in the sexiest of settings, an underground bar filled with quirky object’ art off the beaten track. Only open after dark.
9 – Learn about wine, in a wine bar
Swanky Le Vignoble in Milsom Place is a wine bar with a difference. Wine is dispensed from tank allowing you to try all sorts of wines from right around the world and not invest in a whole bottle. Sign up to one of their wine classes too and enjoy matched cheese and small plates. Recommended.
10 – Silent Disco Around Bath
Bath Adventures can help you shimmy and moonwalk around the city in this fun and unusual way to see the sights. They also run the slightly scarier Ghost Hunters Silent Disco Tour, is that where the term ‘killer moves’ comes from? Either way, enjoy.
Bath Boutique Stays have several unique and stylish centrally located Georgian properties across the city specialising in large groups and are family, corporate and hen and stag party specialists. We are a Bath Rugby and Thermae Spa partner.