Monday, March 20, 2017
As a Bath property search agent I regularly get asked by prospective buyers and friends what are the big attractions for the city. Apart from the obvious ones which include the timeless history and stunning architecture, leading state and private schools and outstanding transport links I would have to say ‘festivals’…and all the fun things that take place in and around the area throughout the year.
Residents and visitors alike are spoilt for choice because not only is the festival calendar all year round it also has so much to offer across a spectrum of the arts, culture, sport, music – you name it! There is something different happening every month and the events attract visitors and famous names from all over the world.
The City’s first major sports event is in March with the Vitality Bath half marathon which now attracts 15,000 runners and is one of the country’s longest established city road races. It is always over-subscribed (so get your entry form in at least a year in advance), is a terrific spectacle to watch and makes the very best use of Bath’s roads and streets for runners and spectators alike. Of
In April one of Bath’s flagship events takes centre stage with the Bath Comedy Festival. The breadth of the event is staggering and features famous household names as well as the stars of tomorrow that includes stand-up, sketch, cabaret, children’s shows, music, magic and mystery tours. It’s this sort of mix that attracts the crowds and of
The month of May sees the biggest free night of music and performance art in the calendar year – it is a real extravaganza! The cities’ streets, parks and venues are filled with a mix of arts from electro-swing to cheerleading to Chinese
The Bath Fringe Festival, which boldly states – “Expect the Unexpected!” runs from the end of May into the middle of June and is a firm favourite with everyone. It features theatre, dance, music, visual arts, comedy, a children’s festival and street theatre as well as a whole host of other exciting visual performance acts.
Do you need any more reasons NOT to move to Bath or the surrounding area? It has so much going for it that any prospective would-be house buyer is mad not to consider it as a serious option.