Picnicking in the park, romantic walks in the countryside, taking in the beautiful scenery of the city -- these are just some of the romantic things to do in Bath. Locals and visitors alike love to while away the time in Royal Victoria Park. It is situated to the west of the city center, and the Royal Crescent borders its north side. The park was named after the 11-year-old queen that opened it. Today it consists of a boating pond, nine-acre botanical garden, an enchanting woodland area, a gigantic children's play area as well as a skate park, pitch and putt, tennis courts and a calendar of open-air events. If you're in Bath in the summer pack a massive picnic and spend a day in this beautiful park. And don't forget to enjoy an ice cream from the park's very own ice cream van.
Not to be missed is Castle Combe. Voted the "Prettiest Village in England," Castle Combe is tucked away in a valley. Not surprisingly, the village is a favorite location for filmmakers, the most famous film being Doctor Dolittle. The impressive Dower House served as Doctor Dolittle's house in the film. Every turn in the road shows a new and delightful vista. From the 14th century market, cross on down the street of centuries-old honey-colored stone houses to the little hump-backed bridge over the sparkling by brook. The village was once a center for cloth weaving, and by the bridge are weavers' cottages and the Weavers House, where it is said lived the Blanket brothers, who gave a new word to the language when they created a new type of warm bed covering.
Take in the breathtaking Bath scenery from the water, head to Kennet & Avon Canal. The canals of England, once the arteries that carried the lifeblood of commerce, have in the past few decades become one of the greatest pleasure boating venues and conservation areas. The Kennet & Avon Canal, by virtue of the beautiful countryside it traverses, is one of the loveliest of English canals. There are lots of things to do to make your romantic Bath getaway an experience to remember; take your pick, and let the hand-holding begin.
Below the Royal Crescent, Avon
Everyone falls in love with Royal Victoria Park...
Off the M4
On the Southern edge of Cotswolds
Tranquil Gardens Complete with Strutting Peacocks...
The Canal Centre, Limpley Stoke
Hot Bath Street
Traditional meets modern in this world famous spa...
Ancient & Beautiful Castle Steeped in History...