Refresh and revitalise in the beautiful city of BathTuesday 10 January 2017 by Florence Evans Visit Bath for the perfect mindful break and treat yourself to a little relaxation time.
It’s the New Year and we have a new type of resolution for you. Rather than opting for fad diets, expensive gym memberships or juicing like there’s no tomorrow, why not make a promise to give your body some much-needed pampering every once in a while. After all, a diet that doesn’t last is never worth going on, and we could all use more time to invest in a little mindfulness – the new craze for achieving wellbeing that works by being conscious or aware of your surroundings. Bath is a city with everything you need for the ideal mindful break, here are our tips for getting the most from your stay:
Visit the Thermae Bath Spa
The Thermae Bath Spa is heated by natural thermal waters to the perfect bathing temperature of 33 degrees – simply relaxing here has so many natural health benefits. Bathe in the warm rooftop pool and feel the crisp cold air, breathe deep in the aromatherapy steam room, or really pamper yourself with a massage or beauty treatment. You can even finish your day with a healthy blended juice in the spa restaurant – leaving you truly relaxed and spoiled both inside and out.
Walk around the city and take in the scenery
Considered by many as the gem of the South West, the grandeur of Bath comes from its iconic stone buildings, quaint little cobbled streets and decadent terraced houses. As it is more a large town than a city, you can actually take a full tour of the city’s hotspots in under a day. See Bath’s Abbey, look over the weir under Pulteney bridge, or venture further towards the stunning Royal Crescent. Bath is especially beautiful because almost everywhere you look you’ll see the rolling hills behind, the perfect place for a break away from normal routines to experience the perfect balance of fresh air and a bustling city centre.
Eat fresh at Bath’s best eateries.
Bath may be small but its most definitely not short of modern cafes and restaurants embracing fresh, healthy and contemporary food. For an all-natural light lunch make sure you visit The Green Rocket Café or Beyond The Kale, both serving a range of vegan and vegetarian whole foods, fresh organic fruit and vegetables, alongside a tempting range of juice blends.
For something a little more formal, go for dinner at The Acorn Vegetarian Kitchen – an award-winning bistro truly doing vegetarian food proud. Choose from seared calabrese broccoli dressed with winter truffle, served alongside cauliflower panna cotta, or a hazelnut roast with slowly cooked pumpkin, cider poached apples, brussel sprouts and a rich cider gravy for a warming winter feast. And if you won’t be participating in this year’s dry January, then the menu comes with paired wine suggestions to compliment every dish.
Visit the historic Roman Baths
Visit Bath’s tourist hotspot at the perfect off-season time of year to beat the crowds and be transported back to Aquae Sulis, Bath’s ancient title. Being able to take a walk inside one of the South West’s natural wonders where the Romans stepped is truly an experience. Make sure you visit the Roman Baths to get the most out of the city. SACO Bath is in the very heart of the city, and from here you can access all the city’s top spots with ease.