A Weekend Break In Bath

Our first experience of a Coast and Country Hotel was at The Lansdown Grove Hotel in Bath. The welcome was great on arrival, a very large room with a fantastic bathroom. Every little thing was for our comfort, the bed very comfy, the cleanliness was spot on, bath towels soft, no shortage of goodies in our room.

The seating in the dining room was very comfortable, no touching the other tables. Food was excellent with a very good choice, also the extra menu was great if you wished for more choice but you do have to pay a small supplement towards them.

Breakfast was also excellent, waiters and waitress always ready to help, swift in bringing your food and always with a smile.

In the reception a smile at the ready, even in some trying times with other guests.

The Parking is plentiful and right outside the hotel, there is a good bus service outside the hotel that can take you into the centre of Bath. We were on a Weekend Break so arrived early Friday night and visited Bath on the Saturday, before driving home on the Sunday.

The Roman Baths

The Roman Baths

If you have never visited Bath before then you really should it is a World Heritage city. There are plenty of shops to visit. We didn’t really go for the shopping instead we went for the local attractions, such as the Roman Baths. This was a fantastic attraction with lots of information and staff members dressed as Roman characters telling different stories.

After visiting the Baths we went sightseeing, the Royal Crescent is amazing and bigger than expected the Crescent overlooks Royal Victoria Park. Make sure you take some pictures of this. A short walk from the Royal Crescent is the Circus this was designed by John Wood. Apparently this building helped towards Bath getting the World Heritage status.

One building you can’t miss seeing is Bath Abbey. We paid for a guided tour of the Abbeys tower, there were a lot of steps to climb but the views of Bath were stunning, on a clear day you can see for miles. The tour took about 40 minutes and included visit to other parts of the Abbey as well.

Heading back to the hotel we visited a few more shops and took a small de-tour to visit Pulteney Bridge where there are even more shops built on the bridge! It is a truly stunning bridge with the River Avon running underneath it.

Pulteney Bridge

Pulteney Bridge

For people who don’t like walking up hills I would suggest getting the bus back to the hotel, the hill is rather steep!

Back at the hotel it was time for some dinner. Full marks to the manager and staff, for making a happy stay. We will be back at some stage.

Thinking of vising Bath? Why not take a look around The Lansdown Grove Hotel.

We would like to thank John and Judith Hall for taking the time to write this blog post. If you have a story to tell us why not email us at,

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