What’s on in Bath

Bath is a fascinating city, seeped in history from the Romans to the Georgian’s, while Bath of today is a fascinating mix of cultural events. The city offers one of the most vibrant programmes of festivals and events in the UK, embracing literature, music, film, fashion and food.

There are some must-see attractions and locations, including The Bath Abbey, The Holburne Musuem, the Circus, the Royal Crescent and more.

Shopping and dining in the city are also exceptional, but seek out the great independents to be found on the eclectic side streets, Bartlett Street, Walcot Street and Margaret’s Buildings.

Of course the city also has a Rugby pitch right in the middle of it too, home to Bath Rugby and some of the best players in the UK.

Below are just a few of the key events in the coming months and if you are planning to attend any of them, we would love to host you afterwards in our beautiful hotel, for a sound night’s sleep.

The Bath Festival

  • May 19, 2017
  • until May 28, 2017
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Taking place for the first time this year, The Bath Festival is a ten-day long celebration of the arts with a wide range of events, many focussing on music & literature. The programme includes some big names, such as Salman Rushdie, Mary Berry & Victoria Hislop, and there is a huge free music night planned called […]

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Bath Fringe Festival 2017

  • May 26, 2017
  • until June 11, 2017

The Bath Fringe Festival celebrates contemporary visual arts in Bath. Expect an exciting combination of theatre, dance, music, comedy, street theatre and more showcasing the thriving local creative scene.

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Iford Arts Festival

  • May 27, 2017
  • until August 5, 2017

The Iford Arts Festival presents a series of performances in the beautiful garden of Iford Manor, just a stone’s throw from Bath. There’s a full festival programme, including intimate outdoor operas staged in English. All events include the opportunity to enjoy a picnic and watch the river go by.

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Jane Austen Festival

  • September 8, 2017
  • until September 17, 2017

2017 marks the 200th anniversary since Jane Austen died, so to honour this milestone & celebrate her work this year the Jane Austen festival will be bigger than ever. There will be workshops, dances, balls, readings, talks, concerts and theatricals, as well as the famous fancy dress promenade.

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Children’s Literature Festival

  • September 29, 2017
  • until October 8, 2017
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Now in its eleventh year, the Bath Children’s Literature Festival is Europe’s largest dedicated festival of its kind, bringing together inspirational events from some of the UK’s best-loved children’s authors and illustrators.

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Great Bath Feast 2017

  • September 23, 2017
  • until October 8, 2017
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The Great Bath Feast is an annual autumnal celebration of all the fabulous food & drink available in Bath. Local producers, chefs & restaurants all contribute to a packed schedule of special offers & events, to create a week of dining delights.

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Bath Racecourse

  • June 23, 2017
  • until October 18, 2017
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Since the first meet in 1811, Bath Racecourse has been a popular destination for horse-racing lovers across the country. With an action-packed calendar for 2017, there are more than 20 meets at Bath Racecourse this year. From traditional events such as Ladies Day to music nights, there’s a meet for everyone at Bath. Live on […]

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Bath Christmas market 2017

  • November 23, 2017
  • until December 10, 2017
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The Bath Christmas market is famous throughout the UK as a hotspot for festive shopping, and each year more visitors flock to browse the 170 chalets with mulled wine in hand. There you’ll find a huge array of handmade and artisan gifts, perhaps including a few for yourself too, in the picturesque surroundings of Bath […]

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Badminton Horse Trials 2018

  • May 2, 2018
  • until May 6, 2018
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Heading to Badminton Horse Trials, or have a horse competing in the 2018 Mitsubishi Motors Cup? Enjoy a complimentary bottle of wine when you stay at Combe Grove Hotel. After an eventful and exhausting day enjoying Badminton, escape the hustle and bustle of the world’s most prestigious three-day event by booking your stay with us […]

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