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As Autumn progresses and the colder Winter weather sets in, it can be a struggle to enjoy the numerous outdoor activities that the Cotswolds has to offer. Thankfully, indoor activities are also plentiful in this beautiful part of the world!
Bath is one of the most popular areas to visit in the Cotswolds; a historic city overflowing with culture and unique architecture, it proves to be a hotspot for both tourists and local residents. Bath cottages are plentiful; enjoy cosy Cotswold accommodation for the authentic English experience.
Bath is full of Museums where you can escape the cold. Some of the most popular include Victoria Art Gallery, The Jane Austen Centre, The Holburne Museum, and Beckford’s Tower.
Victoria Art Gallery is located in the centre of Bath next to the Pulteney Bridge. It features work from the 15th century up to the present day, and offers an interesting and educational day out, whether you are an art lover or not.
The Jane Austen Centre celebrates the life of one of Bath’s most famous residents. It offers a period-correct insight in to life from Regency times, and the authentic tea room serves delicious hot drinks and cakes. It is located in the centre of bath; signposting will lead you to the exact location. The railway is a 15 minute walk away.
The Holdburne Museum has undergone recent refurbishment; it is one of Bath’s most architecturally striking buildings, and contains a diverse range of fascinating art pieces, permanent displays, and temporary exhibitions. The museum is located next to Bath’s Sydney Gardens.
Beckford’s Tower is a 120 foot structure, built in 1827. It acted as a study retreat for William Beckford, housing his extensive library and art collection. Today you will find a museum of his life, and visitors can climb the inside of the tower for beautiful 360 degree views of the Cotswold countryside. It is located North of Bath on Lansdown Road.
Other winter activites in Bath include visiting the city’s numerous historic pubs; with over 40 in the area, you are truly spoilt for choice if you enjoy a good local ale. Bath is also a hotspot for foodies, with a plethora of delicious independent eateries, cafes and tea houses.
For those spending time in the Cotswolds, Bath is truly a city that cannot be missed.