5 must-visit events in Bath in 2015
There’s always a lot going on in Bath – in fact, many people consider this bustling city one of the cultural hotspots of the UK. To help you sort through the plethora of events, festivals, shows, parties and productions happening in Bath in 2015, here are our 5 unmissable events of the year:
- The Independent Bath Literature Festival – 27th February to 8th March
This world-famous festival is back for another year, and it’s happening really soon! With a host of events including the Big Bath Read and appearances by celebrity authors including Alistair Campbell, Kate Mosse and Michelle Mone, it’s set to be an action-packed and enjoyable week.
- Bath Comedy Festival – 27th March to 6th April
The comedy festival is back for its 7th year and has some fantastic acts lined up, including Richard Herring, Jarred Christmas and shows by the fabulously bizarre Unrehearsed Theatre Company, who this year are performing their version of Monty Python’s Life of Brian.
- Bike Bath – 5th July
If you want to get sporty this summer, hop on your bike and join the competitors in Bike Bath, an annual cycling event attracting people from all over the city and beyond. Lots of good causes benefit from Bike Bath, so it’s well worth taking part even as a spectator.
- Jane Austen Festival – 11th to 20th September
Lovers of Jane Austen flock to Bath every year for the resplendent Grand Regency Costumed Promenade, concerts, dance workshops, fascinating academic events and much more at the annual Jane Austen Festival at Bath.
- Bath Christmas Markets – 26th November to 13th December (TBC)
For many people, the Bath Christmas Markets are an annual tradition and the perfect way to end the year. If you’ve never visited, you can expect fantastic stalls, handmade gifts and delicious festive food and drink.
These are just a handful of the year’s highlights in Bath, but there are plenty more – from theInternational Bath Music Festival to the Bath Mozartfest.
Where to stay
If you want to access the city’s events but want a peaceful place to stay after long, exciting days, Britton’s Farm Estate is perfectly located. One of the best luxury B&Bs in Bath, its elegant and comfortable rooms are set in a charming 17th century manor house and gorgeous grounds. Less than 10 minutes’ drive from the city centre, guests at Britton’s Farm won’t miss a minute of the excitement in Bath.