There are so many great reasons to go to Bath for a hen weekend! It's not only a beautiful hen-friendly Georgian city it also has a huge array of hen activities, shops, restaurants & a buzzing nightlife housed in ancient buildings offering a vibe which is quite unique. With so much to do you will be spoiled for choice.
In the heart of the City lies the award winning Natural Spa where you can relax in the mineral rich waters. Enjoy the indoor pool or the spectacular open-air roof top pool which has panoramic views over the city.
Tip: booking in advance is essential as it gets very busy. They do not accept groups larger than 12.
Punting & Boat Trips
Starting from Bath’s beautiful Pulteney Weir you can hire your boat by the hour or day. If that all seems a little too much like effort you can get a chauffeur and simply sit back and relax!
A bit of retail therapy never hurts! Bath has a wealth of amazing shops from Jolly’s at the top of Milsom street all the way down to the newly renovated Southgate area with its designer and more ‘purse-forgiving’ brands.
It doesn’t matter if you don’t know the front end of a horse from the back, you will certainly have a lot of fun with a day at the races!
Roman Bath’s Museum
Founded on natural hot springs this is a rare and wonderful treat. Give yourself about 2-3 hours to enjoy all the delights of this fine religious spa which is hidden beneath the city.
Other great ideas
Cocktails Workshop, Pottery lessons, Gin tasting, Afternoon tea, Dinner out, Comedy Club, Victoria Park (clock golf & wonderful walks), Prior Park Gardens and lots more, just ask for details.
...We all had a fantastic weekend in Bath - I saw Katherine on Saturday and she was telling us all how much she enjoyed every part of the weekend.
Bars & Restaurants
Four storeys of stylishly designed rooms, great feel and sophisticated atmosphere plus a basement offering a late night cocktail bar where you can get pre or post dinner drinks or go for a bit of a dance with its resident DJ.
Sub 13 (close to The Porter)
An award winning cocktail bar with a vibrant atmosphere. Sub13 has a labyrinth of intimate vaults surrounding the main bar area & has a private garden terrace for balmy summer evenings!
A buzzing bar happy to have hen parties, Circo offers a wide range of wines, beers and liquors & a meze / tapas style food menu that utilises locally sourced organic ingredients from the region. Tip: We love the cocktails – try the coconut Mohito, one of Nerys’ favourites!
The Cosy Club
Divided between an art deco inspired bar area with comfortable sofas and great seating to the eclectic mix of reclaimed furniture in the dining area.
Po Na Na and Second Bridge
If you are looking for the authentic night club experience both nightclubs are set in the vaults of the City offering a truly unique experience. With a slightly younger clientele you can dance until your feet are sore!
There are loads of other great places in Bath, let us know what sort of things you like and we can come up with some ideas.
Feb-March: Bath Literature Festival
Over 200 authors come to Bath to talk about their latest novels and lives. See more…
March-April: Bath Comedy Festival
Have a real laugh enjoying the delights of the comedy festival when Bath hosts a mix of well-known and up and coming comedy performers. See more…
May: Bath International Music Festival
Folk, jazz, classical, world and contemporary music, performed in venues around the city, both indoors and outdoors. Something to look out for is the opening night, ‘Party in the City’, which has completely free events, both indoors and outdoors. See more…
May: Bath Fringe Festival
An eclectic mix of performing acts from around the UK staring across Bath. It covers three weekends in May so try and time your dates to co-inside, you won’t be disappointed! See more…
September: Jane Austen Festival
Take a journey back in time and marvel as Bath’s streets come alive with Regency costumes whilst revellers enjoy the pleasures of the masked balls, walking tours and book readings. You may even find your Mr. Darcy!
October: The Great Bath Feast
For the foodies among you this is a spectacle which will stimulate any taste buds. Local producers, delis, cafes, restaurants and hotels offer tasting, demonstrations and special menus. See more…
December: Bath Christmas Market
In the depths of the City the Christmas Market is set-up in the shadow of Bath Abbey right next to the Roman Baths. There are over 150 wooden chalets selling unique, handcrafted items ideal for the perfect Christmas gift. Simply wander round enjoying a glass of mulled wine whilst listening to the carol singers getting into the festive spirit.
The Saracens Head is one of the oldest pubs and was visited by Charles Dickens in 1835
Hollywood blockbusters such as The Duchess, Les Miserables and Jane Austin’s Persuasion have been filmed through the streets.
Bath was home to Jane Austin and even inspired Mary Shelley to finish writing Frankenstein.
The train station is near the Southgate end of the High Street. There are trains from many places around the UK. London to Bath takes approximately an hour and a half.
From Junction 18, M4. There is a fairly straightforward drive into Bath along the A46; turning right onto the A4 when nearing Bath. A great car park is Queen Charlotte. It is a short walk to the centre and you can park all day long.
For a cheaper route use one of the many park and rides.