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Bath has to be one of the best places to visit on a day trip, but if you are staying nearby for the week – in one of our holiday cottages perhaps – you will find plenty to do on a prolonged stay as well.

But let's face it, the one thing everyone wants to do on their Bath self catering holiday is to relax.  So where can you go and what can you do in Bath that serves this purpose?  Let's take a look.

Wander round the Roman Baths

You may not be able to dip a toe in the waters, but it is still very peaceful to sit beside them and imagine what must have been going on here hundreds of years ago.

Make the most of this World Heritage Site and explore where the water comes from as well as how it ends up in the baths themselves.   This is a great 'real life history' trip for kids to enjoy as well as adults!

Visit the Thermae Bath Spa

Everyone knows about the Roman Baths, but did you know you can actually try out a bath spa for real too?

You can enjoy two or four hours relaxing at the spa, and you can even spend it all in the mineral filled Minerva Bath if you wish.  Why not see the Roman Baths first and then visit the Thermae Bath Spa before returning to your holiday cottage in Bath to relax for the rest of the evening too?

Take a boat trip down the River Avon

Pulteney Weir is one of the most famous sights in Bath, and you can take your seat on a pleasure boat leaving from here and travelling along the River Avon.

It's a great excuse to just sit back and relax while you take in your surroundings.┬á And don't forget your camera – there are plenty of photo opportunities!

See Bath from the air

Fancy trying to spot your Bath accommodation from the air?  If you do, why not book a hot air balloon flight taking off from Bath?

There is no better way to see Bath than this – it's all laid out below you, and you can see a lot more besides.

Explore Prior Park Landscape Garden

Not everyone knows about this wonderful place to go to escape from the hustle and bustle.  It's just on the outskirts of Bath, and it's the perfect place to enjoy a packed lunch with your partner or family.  Don't miss out on seeing the Palladian bridge!

There we have it – five top activities that shouldn't wear you out too much.┬á After all, the whole point of a holiday is to enjoy yourself and relax.┬á And we've got plenty of English country cottages you can head back to in the evenings to do just that as well.

You can book Bath self catering accommodation nearby, so you won't be too far from all the action – if indeed action is the right word to use!