Date Ideas & Accommodation in Bath

Situated in sunny Somerset, Bath has been a spa day destination since Julius Caesar came to Britain. Famous as a city of relaxation, Bath’s reputation revolves around the temperate mineral waters discovered here at the only thermal hot springs in the country.

Whisk your loved one away on a date night or surprise city break here to enjoy intimate evenings in the Thermae Bath Spa or get comfortable in one of the local historic hotels.

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Bath is a city of great beauty. Wander the sandstone structures and enjoy the Roman, Georgian, and Edwardian architecture.

Visit the Roman baths themselves, preserved in all their ancient glory, or take elegant Instagram selfies with your significant other outside Bath Abbey. This is a city of breath-taking backdrops and historic landmarks… and fashion museums.

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Couples flock to Bath on city breaks and short stays. The superior architecture is sumptuous in style and the Royal Victoria Park offers moonlit walks any evening of the week.

Treat your partner to a day shopping in Bath city centre or visit the impressive structures on the Royal Crescent. The city of Bath brims with delightful couples adventures just waiting for you to discover them.

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Date ideas in Bath

Why choose Bath for your next date location? We’ve picked out our favourite things to do as a couple:

 

Feel like you're in the set of Bridgerton

Step back in time on this Bridgerton walking tour to 1813 London. Immerse yourself in a world of cobbled streets, boutiques and famous locations used in the filming of Bridgerton!

Keep your eyes peeled for the garishly dressed Featheringtons as you pass their family home, and don’t forget to admire Lady Danbury’s house, or she will be most undoubtedly put out if you ignore her elegant estate.

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Take a romantic stroll overlooking River Avon

Enjoy the River Avon on the 18th century Pulteney BridgeRiver tours are also available for you and your date to explore one of Baths most famous images, The Pulteney Bridge.

The boat tours travel to Bathampton and offer a wealth of history about the local area. If gliding across the water isn’t for you, there are plenty or intimate dining venues for you to enjoy overlooking the bridge in all its glory.

If photo opportunities are what you’re here for, the best time is supposedly late morning, as the bridge is covered by shadows in the afternoon.

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Explore the iconic Roman Baths

Take in the marvel of Roman engineering in the Bath House MuseumThis location is one of the finest historic sites in Northern Europe.

The Roman Baths is famous for being one of the great religious spas of the ancient world, boasting natural thermal springs which are still flowing today. You can explore the ruins of the Temple of Sulis Minerva and be amazed at the incredible museum of Roman treasures.

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Take a swim in a stunning open-air rooftop pool, day or night!

Relax with your date and enjoy the open air, rooftop thermal waters at the Thermae Bath Spa, Britain’s only natural thermal spa.

You can choose from a range of 50 spa treatments during your pampered afternoon, or if that’s not for you just enjoy the panoramic views of Bath in rooftop zen.  Nothing says romance like a luxurious spa trip.

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Take in the beauty of the elegant, Georgian town houses

Take a stroll around the Circus, a ring of elegant town houses, and enjoy a romantic meal. This location is described as an architectural masterpiece and took 10 years to complete the construction.

You won’t have to walk far to find great food and wine, as situated just next to this grand architectural wonder, is a small and independent restaurant called The Circus.

Here you will find modern European dishes which change with the seasons, accompanied by wines of the world. 

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Wine and Dine your loved one in a spectacular setting

If wining and dining is what you’re looking for, head over to Aqua, one of the finest Italian restaurants in Bath. Set in an impressive, beautifully restored Arts & Crafts church house.

This venue has strong reviews from customers about the delicious menus and excellent service, they even do bottomless brunch! Why not shake things up on your date night and follow a great meal, with even greater cocktails.

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Only a 10 minute walk from Aqua, ArtBar is an artsy and vibrant venue, boasting a bespoke list of classic and personalised creations to ignite your tastebuds. 

Step back in time to the late 1700's

Peruse the Georgian Town House Museum at No. 1 Royal CrescentStep back in time as you explore this unique, immersive restored townhouse, decorated and furnished as if we were still in the 18th century.

Each room takes you on a journey of what life was like for the fashionable residents of Bath.

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Step into Jane Austen's World

Learn about romance writer Jane Austen in a dedicated centre to honour her legacy, just a short stroll from the Roman Baths.

Here you will find a snapshot of her life during the Regency period and discover how this world affected her writing. You can step back in time with this interactive experience and even try on some costumes as you go!

Why not enjoy some light bites after your tour by visiting their Regency Tea Rooms.

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Looking for a low key date?

Visit Bath Sports & Leisure Centre for some friendly competition at Better Bowling. It’s a casual and low pressure date vibe with it’s 8 LED lit lanes.

If you’re looking for something a little extra, step over into the Better Extreme Trampoline park in the same venue. Here you will find foam pits, fidget ladders and performance walls to show your date what you’re made of. This is a feel good date idea with a twist of excitement.

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Accommodation in Bath

Interested in visiting Bath? Here are our 3 favourite accommodation options.

Click the links to find out more information and to compare availability and prices.

1) RiverBeds Luxury Wee Lodges

  • Approx. 20 minutes’ drive from Barry Island.
  • Luxurious 5* Hotel, located on Cardiff Bay’s Waterfront. 
  • Enjoy the picturesque coastal setting with panoramic views.
  • The Voco St David’s has a glass fronted façade, private balconies and floor to ceiling windows.
  • Relax and unwind in the Marine Spa – voted one of UK’s best.
  • Sip into a cocktail at The Admiral; the on-site eclectic restaurant and bar. The Admiral serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Fabulous location on the bay, and nearby restaurants and shops.

2) Clachaig Inn

  • Approx. 20 minutes’ drive from Barry Island.
  • Luxurious 5* Hotel, located on Cardiff Bay’s Waterfront. 
  • Enjoy the picturesque coastal setting with panoramic views.
  • The Voco St David’s has a glass fronted façade, private balconies and floor to ceiling windows.
  • Relax and unwind in the Marine Spa – voted one of UK’s best.
  • Sip into a cocktail at The Admiral; the on-site eclectic restaurant and bar. The Admiral serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Fabulous location on the bay, and nearby restaurants and shops.

Find out more information for Clachaig Inn and check availability & prices.

3) Strath Lodge Glencoe

  • Approx. 20 minutes’ drive from Barry Island.
  • Luxurious 5* Hotel, located on Cardiff Bay’s Waterfront. 
  • Enjoy the picturesque coastal setting with panoramic views.
  • The Voco St David’s has a glass fronted façade, private balconies and floor to ceiling windows.
  • Relax and unwind in the Marine Spa – voted one of UK’s best.
  • Sip into a cocktail at The Admiral; the on-site eclectic restaurant and bar. The Admiral serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Fabulous location on the bay, and nearby restaurants and shops.

4) SeaBeds Luxury Lookout Lodges

  • Approx. 20 minutes’ drive from Barry Island.
  • Luxurious 5* Hotel, located on Cardiff Bay’s Waterfront. 
  • Enjoy the picturesque coastal setting with panoramic views.
  • The Voco St David’s has a glass fronted façade, private balconies and floor to ceiling windows.
  • Relax and unwind in the Marine Spa – voted one of UK’s best.
  • Sip into a cocktail at The Admiral; the on-site eclectic restaurant and bar. The Admiral serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Fabulous location on the bay, and nearby restaurants and shops.

Location

📍 Bath, Somerset