Bath

Bath is a historic city and UNESCO world heritage site. It has many famous buildings including Bath Abbey and the Georgian terraces of

Bath

One of only a few cities in the world to be entirely designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bath offers a cultural and historic backdrop for your meetings and events.

Getting here

Bath is a compact city, just 15 minutes’ walk from one side of the centre to the other. The transport interchange is also in the city centre, providing routes to and from London in under 90 minutes.

BY PLANE

Bristol Airport is only a 45-minute car journey from the centre of Bath. It serves major European hubs with 100+ daily direct flights. London Heathrow is two hours away and offers direct flights from more than 90 countries around the world.

BY TRAIN

Great Western Railway offers event organisers a great deal on fares for conference delegates. Groups can reach Bath from London Paddington in one hour and 20 minutes by train. Those travelling from Birmingham New Street will arrive in under two hours

BY CAR

Bath is just eight miles south of Junction 18 on the M4 motorway. Park and Ride services run seven days a week.

Expertise

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Research

Funded doctoral researchers from the University of Bath are placed within UK businesses involved in the games, animation, simulation and cultural industries as part of the city’s Centre for Digital Entertainment. Whilst the Centre of the Analysis of Motion, Entertainment, Research & Applications (CAMERA) is a £5 million RCUK-funded research centre based at the University of Bath, developing assistive and advanced motion-tracking technologies for human performance enhancement, rehabilitation and creative arts.   

SETsquared is an enterprise partnership between the five leading research-led UK universities of Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey. Ranked as the Global No. 1 Business Incubator, it provides a wide range of highly acclaimed support programmes to help turn ideas into thriving businesses.

   
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Creative & digital 

Bath was acknowledged as the most productive UK digital tech cluster in 2016 and hosts an annual week-long digital festival to explore this thriving scene. To fuel continued growth, I-START is a city-based initiative to help local people gain new skills and re-train for roles in the creative and digital sectors. It’s a collaboration between the Bath College, the University of Bath, Bath Spa University, Bath & North East Somerset Council and the West of England Combined Authority (WECA). The plan is to create an innovation centre on Bath College’s City Centre campus. As well as training, the innovation centre will also work with businesses, helping them to develop new ideas.

   
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Digital engineering 

Digital Engineering Technology and Innovation (DETI) is a research, innovation and skills initiative bringing together leading companies, technology disruptors and universities from the West of England. It is pushing the boundaries of the digitally-enabled engineering of the future, helping UK businesses maintain engineering leadership.

 

Where to stay

From Grade I-listed Georgian town houses and high-end properties with onsite spas, to cosy guesthouses and self-catering apartments, Bath has something to suit every budget.

5* hotels 306 bedrooms
4* hotels 1,000 bedrooms
3* and under properties 778 bedrooms

 

Venues

Alongside elegant Georgian buildings, Bath offers planners a mixture of modern purpose-built venues, impressive luxury retreats and quality hotels that offer their own meeting facilities.

The Assembly Rooms
The Apex Hotel
Freedom Auditorium
Bailbrook House Hotel
Doubletree by Hilton Bath

Incentives

Thermae Bath Spa
Discover Jane Austen’s Bath
Savouring Bath artisanal food and drink tours
Outdoor adventures with Original Wild

Dining & social

The Royal Crescent Hotel
Lucknam Park
Homewood

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