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BATHaqua Glass - The Glasshouse

(Somerset Shopping)

         
Bath Somerset England
Description : 

Bath Aqua Glass is situated in Walcot Street, Bath's 'Artisan Quarter' 10 mins from Bath Abbey. It takes its name from Bath's Latin name Aquae Sulis. 'Bath Aqua' is made by adding copper oxide to molten glass, this gives it the beautiful aquamarine colour reminiscent of the historic city's spa waters.


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BATHaqua Glass - The Glasshouse

(Somerset Attractions)

         
Bath Somerset England
Description : 

Bath Aqua Glass is situated in Walcot Street, Bath's 'Artisan Quarter' 10 mins from Bath Abbey. It takes its name from Bath's Latin name Aquae Sulis. 'Bath Aqua' is made by adding copper oxide to molten glass, this gives it the beautiful aquamarine colour reminiscent of the historic city's spa waters.


SOMERSET-GLASS2Glassblowing Demonstrations (interactive) take place Mon-Fri 11.15am & 2.15pm Saturdays at 2.15pm only plus glass production viewing Mon-Fri 10.15am, 12.15pm & 3.15pm. Watch the magical art of glassblowing in a live studio, view the collection of glass artefacts and see the famous William Burgess window as seen on BBC1's 'Antiques Roadshow'. See our 'Wall of Fame' featuring glass hands donated by celebrities.

Blow a glass bubble at our 11.15am or 2.15pm demonstrations and get a souvenir certificate and fridge magnet, or blow your breath in a bauble that the glassblowers will finish off for you as a unique souvenir of your visit (limited places per demonstration booking advised, your bauble will need to cool down overnight so can be collected from the following day or posted for a small charge). Additional fee applied for both these options.

Glass school on Saturday mornings. A unique experience to learn alongside our master glassblowers. Go online for information or call the studio.

Stained glass commissions undertaken, visit our stained glass studio in our new shop at Abbey Churchyard. Mirrors & hangings also available in the shop.

Corporate team building sessions glassblowing or stained glass making an exciting event. Call Judith on 01225 319606.

 

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Shops at our studio in Walcot Street and our main shop is now in Abbey Churchyard next to Bath Abbey entrance also online at www.bathaquaglass.com


Beaujolais Bistro Bar

(Somerset Eating Out)

         
Bath Somerset England
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We are perhaps the best-known bistro in Bath, maintaining old habitutès but also attracting new admirers every year. Diners are drawn to good, honest cookery and decent value.


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Bounce - Children's Play & Party Centre

(Somerset Attractions)

         
Weston-super-Mare Somerset England
Description : 

At Bounce, we recognise that keeping children active plays a key role in promoting physical and mental well being to growing children, and this coupled with parents becoming increasingly concerned about allowing children to play unsupervised for reasons such as 'stranger danger' and the uncertainty of the activities being undertaken, has stimulated to the development of Bounce.


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Burrow Farm on Exmoor

(Somerset Accommodation)

         
Minehead Somerset England
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Burrow Farm is a lovely thatched Grade II listed farmhouse in the pretty village of Wootton Courtenay.


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Featured Attraction


Head for The Heights this year

Head for The Heights of Abraham, the award winning Hilltop Park situated in the spectacular Derwent Valley, just 9 miles from Chatsworth on the western edge of the Peak District National Park.

This "must see" Derbyshire jewel of an attraction is accessed by state of the art enclosed cable cars located on the banks of the River Derwent next to Matlock Bath railways station and the town's public car parks. Simply purchase your cable car ticket, and then sit back to enjoy Instagram-ready views of the geologically stunning valley as you climb to the summit.
TIP: You can save money by purchasing your tickets online in advance of your visit. Go to www.heightsofabraham.com for ticket prices and availability
Once you've purchased your cable car ticket, access to all the summit attractions is free, offering a great value-day-out whatever the weather. Head off to explore 60 acres of landscaped grounds, undercover interactive exhibitions, photography gallery, multi-media show caverns, adventure playgrounds, woodland walks and trails.

You can choose to dine in the Vista restaurant with its stunning views down the valley, or enjoy a snack in the café or out on the terrace with similar breath-taking views. Picnic areas can be found throughout the grounds, and during the school holidays you'll discover extra entertainment like the traditional Punch and Judy show (with a satisfying Heights of Abraham twist) for all the family to enjoy.
TIP: Dining times can be reserved in advance. This is recommended especially during the busiest times of the year. Phone 01629 582365 to make a reservation or pre-order the popular afternoon tea package.
Most visitors are surprised to learn that the Heights is in fact the Derbyshire's oldest tourist attraction. The cable car system has carried millions of visitors to the summit over the last thirty five years, yet it remains one of the latest chapters in the fascinating story of the Heights of Abraham. The Heights first opened as a Pleasure Ground in 1780 when visitors would make the climb from the valley floor on foot to witness some of the finest views across the surrounding area. Almost two and a half centuries later you are still able to wander around the estate with its zigzag paths and pleasant woodland trails. It is easy to understand why the area proved inspirational to the Romantic movement of the period.

As long ago as Roman times, Lead deposits may have been found in the area but it took another 1000 years before Lead mining was officially recorded on site. These impressive mines were active for over 400 years and left behind a legacy of passageways and awe-inspiring caverns. Today, thanks to all that hard work you can follow in the miners' footsteps down the passageways they created, going deep underground into the Heights' famous Show Caverns. From the glow of a single miner's candle to the whole cavern being awash with colour-changing lights, the Great Masson Cavern tour is one of the talking points of a visit to this Hilltop Park. Here, where the Equator was once situated millions of years ago, you can learn all about the rocks, minerals and underground formation of the Peak District. Equally, a visit to the Great Rutland Cavern is well worthwhile. First opened to the public over 200 years ago in 1810, you can experience a day in the life of the very miners who made your trip possible.

Those of an inquisitive mind should make sure they visit The Long View exhibition to see and hear the 230 year story about why the estate has been a favourite place to visit for many generations. On the upper floor the Fossil Factory brings to life fun and interesting facts about rocks, fossils and the formation of the Peak District. Tinker's Shaft SSSI is a spectacular location with a new viewing platform, high above the Derwent Valley and near the exit from the Great Masson Cavern. Interpretative panels provide information on the importance of the site, the natural history, the geology and the labyrinth of lead mines below Tinker's Shaft... directly beneath your feet!

The Heath and Heaven Gallery is a delightful pictorial journey through the Peak District from north to south and shot from the air on a single summer's day. Next to this you will find Through the Lens, a 12 minute film of the Great Masson guided tour, ideal for those who cannot, or do not wish to go underground during their visit.

If you're heading into Derbyshire or the Peak District, don't miss the opportunity to head for the Heights this year and tick this one off your bucket list. The cable car is just the start of a fascinating, relaxing and fun day out for everyone. Keep up to date with the news by visiting the official website for opening times, special offers and details of forthcoming events: www.heightsofabraham.com

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