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Visiting Bath this August?

If you are planning on visiting Bath this August please read on - I have compiled some unique tips for you!

The Roman Baths Museum

This is the most famous attraction in Bath where you can see the remains of the Roman spa that was built over one of the city's hot springs. There is a lot to see so do allow 90 minutes to visit the museum. Don't forget to try the hot spring water in the room where you hand back the audio guides - this was why people used to visit Bath! Just remember though, medicine never tastes great ;)

During August the Roman Baths Museum can get very busy so my recommendation if you are staying in Bath is to visit the museum in the evening when the tour buses and student groups have gone. The museum is open every day until 10pm in August (last entrance is at 9pm) and you can take advantage of the pop-up prosecco bar during your visit! For more information please click here.

Missing a beach on your trip?

Ok, so this is never going to compare to a real beach (!) but every year "Bath on the Beach" is held in the Royal Victoria Park. The free attraction consists of a small sandy area with a bar, food and free games for all ages. Open from 10am until 10pm - children are welcome until 6pm. There is also a fun adventure golf course next door which families can enjoy (bookings required). The attraction is only running until 13th August. For more information please click here.

Do you have any children (or adults) missing their lego?!

Did you know that Bath has an American Museum? It is the only museum outside of America to showcase the decorative arts of America. In addition to its exhibits and beautiful gardens, until the end of this year the museum is hosting a lego exhibition of famous American buildings, vehicles, cityscapes and more. Visitors also have the opportunity to make their own creation. Admittedly it is not your typical British experience but it is potential fun for children and of interest to American visitors! For more information please click here.

Are you interested in sports?

The University of Bath is hosting the UPIM Modern Pentathlon and Laser Run World Championship between 19th and 28th August. The world's best all-round athletes will be competing in swimming, fencing, horse-riding and a laser run. The Pentathlon's Finals Day will take place on Sunday 27th August. This is the first time these championships have been held in Britain since 2009. Spectator prices start from £5. You can read more here.

Interested in visiting the Bath Abbey/interested in music/the sun?

Throughout August every Tuesday and Wednesday the Bath Abbey will be opening late between 5pm and 7pm. This is another good opportunity to visit one of Bath's famous buildings when the main crowds have gone home. Every Thursday in August they are also hosting live music from local artists, starting at 6:30pm. Tickets are required. Every Friday evening in August the Abbey is also hosting a special event with the Bath Astronomers Society where you can learn more about the sun and its movements and view the sun through special telescopes. Spaces are limited. For more information on the Bath Abbey events please click here.

Wherever you are this summer I wish you a great time with lots of wonderful experiences.

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