The Duchy was built at the height of Bath’s previous Georgian heyday when the city was the pleasure resort for the rich and fashionable.
Some of the finest architectural sights in Europe are on the doorstep including Great Pulteney Street, Pulteney Bridge and the Kennet and Avon Canal.
Bath’s natural hot springs make it unique in England and no trip would be complete without a visit to the Roman Baths, bathing at the new Thermae Bath Spa, marveling at the historic Bath Abbey or afternoon tea at the splendid Pump Rooms.
Bath is a city of festivals and the arts and with such a compact city centre everything is in walking distance from The Duchy. From highbrow to eyebrow-raising, from family fun to adult comedy, there's something for all tastes.
The year-long programme of festivals and events in Bath includes everything from Shakespeare to Jane Austen and guitars to boules! The Bath Comedy Festival which commences on April Fool's Day was recently nominated as one of the 'very best' events in the world by the Sunday Times.
Bath is also home to the venerable Bath Rugby with the Rec only just round the corner from The Duchy.
For further advice and ideas on wonderful things to do during your stay click on the Tourist Information website at www.visitbath.co.uk whilst for details of the latest 'what's on' visit www.cfba.org.uk
There are a variety of guided tours of the city which can be organised via the Tourist Information Centre. However for the finest bespoke stroll through the historic streets contact Thomas Tours on 07552998951 or via firstname.lastname@example.org Dressed in period costume, Thomas will arrange to meet you at your front door and will tailor your tour to suit your own special interests.
And if walking sounds like a step too far? Then book a sight seeing trip in a beautiful horse drawn carriage - contact Tracy on 01761471888 or visit www.courtyardcarriages.co.uk
In order to make your stay at The Duchy extra special we are delighted to introduce the following local companies and organisations who might be able to help you with things to do during your stay in the World Heritage city of Bath:
The Bertinet Kitchen - Run by French Chef and baker Richard Bertinet, The Bertinet Kitchen offers a range of relaxed and fun courses for food lovers of all abilities. www.thebertinetkitchen.com
Sam's Kitchen - Although Bath has over 150 restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets, if you want to dine in the luxury of your own home but don't want to bother with the cooking, then let Sam prepare and deliver one of his fine menus. Call 01225 481159 or email email@example.com
The Makery - Worshops include a variety of crafts such as sewing, garter making and life drawing (with a choice of male models)! Take home new skills and something hand made. Ideal for Hen Weekends www.themakeryonline.co.uk
Thermae Bath Spa - Britains only natural thermal spa, located in the historic city centre offers traditional and state of the art spa facilities, including the not to be missed roof top pool. www.thermaebathspa.co.uk