Local Area Information

Midford

The village of Midford is situated about 1.5 miles south of Bath and consists predominantly of cottages and larger family homes under the backdrop of the Midford viaduct.  The village boasts easy and quick access to Bath city centre, a great local pub, access to the Two Tunnels cycle path, good country and riverside walks and a regular bus route.

We are perfectly situated to enjoy the city of Bath, the surrounding countryside and all of the local attractions.

If visiting for the first time – the must sees are the Roman Baths, No1 Royal Crescent, The Circus, Bath Abbey, Victoria Art Gallery, Holbourne Museum, the American museum and Bath Fashion Museum.

There are lots of great places to eat. Our favourites are, the Garricks Head pub at the very centre of Bath, the King William Pub & Dining Rooms on London Road, The Hare & Hounds at the top of Landsdown Hill, The Marlborough Tavern at the end of Marlborough Buildings and the Pig just outside of Bath in Hunstrete. Notably the Scollopshell has just been named as Bath’s best Fish and Chips.

For special occasions, and if your budget stretches there are: Bath Priory, Lucknam Park, Allium Brasserie and the Royal Crescent Hotel.

For picnics, feeding the birds, general strolling and for those seeking a great playground for younger children the Royal Victoria Park is also a must.

Just outside of Bath there are a number of great venues. These include Dyrham Park, Westonbirt Arboretum, Bath Races, the Royal Bath & West Showground and Lansdown Golf Club.

For those that like the great outdoors we are situated just hundreds of metres from the Rivor Avon, the Avon & Kennet Canal, the Cotswold Way and Bath Skyline. Two favourite activities of ours are the circular Kelston Hill walk and the circular two-tunnels cycle/walk.

For those that appreciate the finest we have local chef Richard Bertinet and his cookery school where you can learn to bake the best bread and then marry this with the finest cheese from award winning Bath Soft Cheese company.

The shopaholics are very well catered for with a wide range of city centre shops surrounding Milsom Street together with the relatively new Southgate shopping center. Those prepared to travel further to shop might wish to visit Clarkes village shopping, or the outlet centers at Swindon and Biscester.

If you feel like sight-seeing further afield then you could visit places such as the Cotswolds, Glastonbury, Wells, Bristol and visit attractions such as Stourhead, Stonehenge, Longleat Safari Park, Wookey Hole, Cheddar Gorge, the Mendips, the Black Mountains, the Brecon Beacons, Chew Valley Lakes, the local scuba diving center in Vobster, as well as local caving and pot holing etc.

For transport Bath is very well served by Great Western Railway, First Group Bus Service or a number of different taxi companys. For those wishing to find out where the wind takes them Virgin Balloons is one of a number of hot air balloon operators that takes off from either Royal Victoria Park or near to the Globe Pub.

After a ‘full-on’ day we recommend nothing better than the ‘healing waters’ at the Bath Spa and a tipple in the Gin Bar or a late night drink at our favourite bar – Opium just off Great Pulteney Street.

Links to things to do in and around Bath:

 

http://www.hopeandanchormidford.co.uk/

 

Hope and Anchor Pub Midford ('The very local')

The Hope and Anchor is set in the heart of the delightful Cam valley, a 10-minute drive from Bath city centre or alternatively now a fairly gentle and very scenic cycle ride along the new Colliers Way cycle path which leads straight into the pub car park (and then on to Radstock for the more energetic).

The pub is one of Bath's few remaining independently owned and run establishments, this historic country pub has been run by Richard and Luci Smolarek for 19 years now, making it a well established favourite among Bath's discerning diners for consistently delicious, reasonably priced food in a relaxing, friendly atmosphere.

 

http://thefoxandbadger.com

Fox and Badger Pub Wellow

The Fox And Badger in Wellow near Bath is a traditional, dog friendly country pub , serving good food every day and currently enjoying new ownership.

 

http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/stoney-littleton-long-barrow/

 

Stoney Littleton Long Barrow is one of the country's finest accessible examples of a Neolithic chambered tomb. Dating from about 3500 BC, it is 30 metres long and has multiple burial chambers open to view.

http://www.wellowtrekking.com/

 

Wellow Trekking & Corporate Hospitality offers a range of group incentive and corporate entertainment activities tailored to meet your needs. Set in the picturesque village of Wellow, just six miles from the centre of the beautiful Georgian City of Bath, it's the ideal location for outdoor pursuits.

Wellow Trekking Centre also operates as a separate Horse Riding and Trekking Centre for adults and children of all ages, from beginners to experienced riders, with a large selection of rides deep into the heart of the countryside.

http://www.bathrugby.com 

 

Watching Bath play at home at the Recreation (Rec) Ground at the very heart of Bath

http://no1royalcrescent.org.uk

 

No 1 Royal Crescent - A complete Georgian House as it was at the end of the 18th Century

http://www.romanbaths.co.uk

 

The Roman Baths complex is a site of historical interest in the English city of Bath. The house is a well-preserved Roman site for public bathing.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Victoria_Park,_Bath

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Royal Victoria Park

http://parkfarm.co.uk

 

Bath Soft Cheese company

https://www.thermaebathspa.com

 

Thermae Bath Spa

http://www.thebertinetkitchen.com/fr/

The Bertinet Bakery

http://www.kingwilliampub.com

 

King William Pub & Dining Rooms

http://www.garricksheadpub.com

 

Garricks Head Pub & Dining Rooms

http://www.marlborough-tavern.com

 

Marlborough Tavern Pub

http://www.hareandhoundsbath.com

 

Hare & Hounds Pub

http://www.opiumbars.com/contact/

Opium Bar

http://www.theatreroyal.org.uk

Theatre Royal

http://www.odeon.co.uk/cinemas/bath/65/

Local Cinema

http://www.southgatebath.com

Modern Shopping Centre

http://www.holburne.org

Holbourbe Museum

http://www.bathabbey.org

 

Bath Abbey

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/bath-skyline

Bath Skyline

http://hosted.southglos.gov.uk/acrobat/Cotswold6.pdf

 

Circular Walk

https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/canal-and-river-network/kennet-and-avon-canal

 

Cycling / Walking / Boating / Running the Kennet & Avon Canal (Bath – Bradford on Avon)

http://www.twotunnels.org.uk/directions.html

 

Cycle / Walk / Run the circular route around Bath

http://abbeyhotelbath.co.uk/allium/

 

Allium Brasserie @ Abbey Hotel Bath

http://www.thescallopshell.co.uk/fish-chips-bath/

 

Best Fish & Chips in Bath

https://www.thepighotel.com/near-bath/

 

The Pig Restaurant (Hunstrete) near Bath

http://www.thebathpriory.co.uk/restaurant

 

The Priory Restaurant

http://www.thebertinetkitchen.com

 

Cookery and Bread Making Classes.

http://www.bath-racecourse.co.uk

 

Bath Races

http://www.virginballoonflights.co.uk/location/bath-globe-roundabout/

 

Local Balloon Rides

http://visitbath.co.uk

 

Bath Tourist Information Centre

http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk

 

Bath’s Local Rag – what’s on

http://www.thomsonlocal.com/Taxis/in/Bath-Avon/

 

Taxi numbers in Bath

http://www.abbeytaxis.co.uk

 

Easiest taxi number to remember

http://www.bath.co.uk

 

Tourist Information Site

http://www.cotswolds.info/places/bath/

 

Tourist Information Site

http://visitbristol.co.uk

 

Tourist Information Site

http://www.firstgroup.com/bristol-bath-and-west/plan-journey/next-bus

 

Next bus

http://www.bath360.co.uk/shopping-in-bath.htm

 

Tourist Information

Bath Train Service

 

Great Western Railway