First-time visitors and returning fans alike cannot fail to be spellbound by the charms of Bath. Set among rolling green hills, its elegant Georgian terraces crafted from local golden-coloured stone have gained the city World Heritage status. Delve further and there are fascinating Roman origins to unearth – the well-preserved Roman Baths are a top attraction. A beautiful abbey, an array of intriguing shops, bars and cafes, and museums devoted to everything from Jane Austen and decorative arts to Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein mean there are endless ways to enjoy your visit here. Such a city deserves a stylish arrival aboard British Pullman. Begin your journey at London Victoria Station and soak up every sumptuous detail of the vintage train, from the authentic art deco interiors to the stewards’ iconic uniforms. Relax in your armchair at a table set with white linen and bespoke glassware. Take your first sip of a sparkling Bellini and know that your adventure has begun. A delicious brunch is served as you glide towards Southwest England, absorbing the changing landscapes through the window. This is the perfect opportunity to slow down, reconnect and let time take on new meaning as you’re transported back to the Golden Age of travel. On arrival in Bath, the city is yours to explore at leisure – though if you have your sights set on a ticketed attraction, such as the Roman Baths, we recommend booking your own tickets in advance. Or simply stroll around the inviting streets and shops, admiring the architecture, majestic Pulteney Bridge and the River Avon. Comfortable shoes are advised. Please make your way back to the station to be on the platform ten minutes before the scheduled departure time. Shortly after boarding you’ll find yourself with a glass of chilled champagne in hand, which is soon followed by a sensational four-course dinner. Our sommelier’s choice of wines accompanies the seasonal menu, with coffee served before you arrive back in London.
Your journey today takes you to the historic city of Bath, a vibrant and cosmopolitan destination blending Roman remains, exceptional Georgian architecture and an enticing array of shops, cafés and buzzy bars.
Among its claims to fame, it was where celebrated dandy ‘Beau’ Nash was Master of Ceremonies and made bathing in the spa waters fashionable, and where author Jane Austen lived for five years. It’s also the only entire city in the UK to be a designated World Heritage Site.
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