Bath, United Kingdom
When to go
The Gulf Stream makes this area a bit more temperate than most of England, but your best bet for a dry stay is still to visit between June and September. Winter can be captivating, with snow dusting the streets; there are some great Christmas markets, too.
PlanesThe nearest airport is Bristol International | about half an hour’s drive from Bath.
TrainsTrains leave from London Paddington for Bath Spa every half hour or so, and take about 90 mins. The city is fairly well connected with links to destinations across the country; see www.thetrainline.com for routes and fares.
AutomobilesFrom London, take the M4, then follow signposts for Bath, starting at junction 18. The drive will take two or three hours, depending on traffic. To the west, Bristol is around 30 minutes away by car. For car hire go to www.avis.com.
TaxisTaxis cannot be flagged in the street, so ask your hotel to book them for you. There are usually plenty of taxis outside the train station.