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The Bath Priory

Bath, United Kingdom

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The Bath Priory
The Bath Priory is a real find. Tucked inconspicuously in a tranquil corner of Bath, once you discover it you will not want to leave.

Ignore the restaurant at your peril - with a Michelin star and three AA Rosettes, the elegant dining rooms provide ambrosial food, with splendid views over the fabulous landscape gardens. The gardens themselves, tended by award winning Gardener Jane Moore, roll effortlessly down from the sun terrace and provide a plethora of plants, flowers, sculptures and the walled Kitchen Garden, producing fresh produce for the restaurant.

The hotel, built in 1835 as a private residence on land once owned by The Priory of Bath Abbey, is steeped in history and gives more than a nod to its Gothic influences - with cheeky gargoyles and dramatic arches, tempered by soft furnishings inside - beautiful paintings adorning the walls, objets d'art, freshly cut flowers and French Belle Epoque chandeliers. Sit by the smoldering embers of the log fires, sink into the sofas and enjoy a good book or an afternoon tea at leisure. If you are yearning for a well earned spa break, then the Garden Spa, complete with indoor and outdoor pools and the full range of beauty treatments, will ensure you are blissfully content.

Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway, a family holiday, a conference venue or a special place for your wedding reception, this quintessentially English luxury hotel in Bath will not disappoint.
Hotel Address:
  • The Bath Priory
  • Weston Road
  • Bath, BA1 2XT
  • United Kingdom

Location Summary
Bath, with its classical Georgian architecture, is one of the UK's most beautiful and stylish cities, as well as being a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Visitors are spoilt for choice for attractions and events in Bath. Steeped in Roman history, the Roman Baths and Pump Rooms provide an amazing step back in time, while the Thermae Bath Spa - the UK's only natural thermal waters, have bought Aquae Sulis into the 21st century in a stylish and contemporary manner.

Festivals in Bath abound - from the gastronomic Taste of Bath and the melodic Mozart Festival to the Jane Austen Festival, paying homage to Bath's most famous resident. Bath City Centre has something to offer everyone; a shopaholic's heaven with boutique and antique shops, restaurants galore, museums and festivals, not forgetting Sally Lunn's bun - the original Bath bun from an historic tea shop and Bath's oldest building, dating back to before 1680.

Directions to Hotel
Directions from M4; Take the following route after the leaving the M4 at junction 18 for Bath. Proceed along the A46 for (Bath) until reaching a roundabout, take the third exit (A420 Bristol). After approximately 1 mile, just as the road starts to go downhill take the first left turn, signed "Bath Park & Ride". This is an undulating country road, carry on along this road until you reach a T-junction. At this junction, turn left, following this road until it reaches Bath Racecourse. Just after the Blathwayt Inn on your right, take the next turning right - into Lansdown Lane (marked Weston). Proceed down this hill to a roundabout; take the first exit into Weston High Street. Continue through the High Street, go over the zebra crossing in the centre of the village, you will see the "Crown & Anchor" pub on your right. Carry on, passing the 2nd Lansdown of Bath garage on your left. Take the 2nd left into Weston Lane and continue along to the end of the road. Go straight ahead into Weston Road; The Bath Priory Hotel is situated immediately on the right, next door to the Weston Chiropractic Clinic.

Directions from Bristol; Take the A4 out of Bristol city centre signed for Bath, You will by-pass Keynsham and drive through Saltford. Stay on the A4 passing the "Globe Pub" roundabout all the way into the city. As you approach the city limits keep following signs for city centre, still on the A4 - you will pass a Park & Ride on your left. After the 2nd set of traffic lights take a 2nd left turn into Park Lane. Go up the small incline passing Royal Victoria Park on your right. At the top of the hill is a mini-roundabout, turn left here into Weston Lane. The Bath Priory is approximately 300 yards on the left.

Directions from the A36; Follow the A36 to Bath City Limits. On reaching the first set of traffic lights, bear right and follow the sign to All Routes, M4. On reaching the next set of traffic lights, you need to be in the right hand lane, A4 East/A46. Follow sign to Hospital A & E onto Bathwick Street. Pass the Fire Station on the right hand side and continue over the river bridge. Once over the river bridge, bear left into London Road (T-junction). At the mini roundabout, go straight across (second exit). On approaching the next set of traffic lights you will see a signpost for the Racecourse, turn right into Lansdown Road. Continue up Lansdown Road and take the third turning on the left, marked Julian Road (the road sign may be obscured if a vehicle is waiting to exit). Follow this road, passing the Golf Approach Course on the right and Royal Victoria Park on the left. On reaching a mini roundabout, go straight across into Weston Road. The Bath Priory Hotel is approximately 300 yards on the left.

Rail - Bath Spa Station is approximately one and a half miles from the hotel; there are hourly trains from London.

Air - Bristol International Airport - 20 miles. London Heathrow - 90 miles.
Banquets & Meetings
Two of the three meeting rooms have direct access onto the beautiful, clipped gardens, with French doors opening onto their own private terrace.
Fine Dining On Site
Since February 2009 The Priory Restaurant has been under the direction of two Michelin star Executive Head Chef Michael Caines MBE.
Pets Allowed
There are three dog friendly rooms in the main hotel and two ground floor suites in the adjacent building, where your dog will be made to feel right at home. Dog bowls are provided and a dog basket, should this be required.
Pool Outdoor
Heated outdoor pool.
Spa Facility
The Bath Priory's splendid new Garden Spa is befitting of a luxury country house hotel.
Ecological Tourism
Tours of the spectacular garden are available.

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Hotel Amenities
  • - Banquets & Meetings
    - Fine Dining On Site
    - High Speed Internet
    - Child Programs
    - Pets Allowed
    - Pool Indoor
    - Pool Outdoor
    - Spa Facility
Available Activities
  • - Dining
    - Ecological Tourism
    - Hiking

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