Some people might find that visiting a busy city is not the most relaxing thing to do, but there are plenty of opportunities in Bath to relax, clear the mind and spend a few days just recharging your batteries.
When the weather is fine head to Parade Gardens. Here you can relax in one of the deckchairs, and listen to one of the live bands, or even browse an online casino guide and play a game or two. Take a picnic along with you and just enjoying the surroundings. An alternative is Royal Victoria Park. Situated next to the Royal Crescent, the park has play areas for children, but is also a very calming and relaxing environment.
National Trust properties are also a great place to relax, as they take you back in time. Close to Bath you will find the Prior Park Landscape Garden, which is a magnificent property. It is located in a valley where you will find one of the world’s Palladian bridges – there are only four left in the world.
Spend some time close to Pulteney Bridge where you will find a small labyrinth. The centre of this maze is a mosaic, and has been designed with a single line that goes back and forth. It is designed like this, so you cannot get lost as you might in a traditional maze – the labyrinth will always bring you back to the start. It is called the Beazer Garden, and has only been in place since 1984, and takes inspiration from the history of the city. This is a place where you can really forget the outside world.
An alternative to the parks and gardens of the city is the Thermae Bath Spa – where you can make the most of the hot springs of the spa, and relax in real luxury, truly freeing the mind.