The Royal Crescent Hotel
Set right in the middle of Bath's famous crescent, this Grade I listed building is an elegant retreat that parades its rich heritage in sumptuous style. The hotel makes a characterful base from which to explore this historic town, or if you stroll through their pretty gardens - also a recommended setting for afternoon tea - the steamy Bath House Spa awaits.
Where The Royal Crescent Hotel, 16 Royal Crescent, Bath, BA1 2LS (01225 823333; www.royalcrescent.co.uk)
How much Double rooms from £345 with breakfast