If you've booked a stay in self-catering cottages in Bath, you might want to venture out for a bit of shopping.
With plenty of boutiques, high street stores and traditional market stalls in its six main shopping areas, Bath is paradise for those who are looking to indulge in a bit of retail therapy.
The Central Area is a good place to start and is always abuzz with pedestrians and shoppers. Here, you'll find well-known high street stores, including Next and Marks & Spencer.
But the smaller alleys and side streets off the main shopping area are also well worth exploring, particularly if you are after something a little more unique.
You'll find everything from fashion to confectionery items here, while the nearby Guildhall market is brilliant for picking up a new book or sampling the local food and drink.
Weekend shopping in Bath
If you are staying in Bath cottages, you may choose to cook in your self-catering accommodation.
There's no better place to pick up fresh ingredients than the Green Park Station Market, located in the Western Area of Bath. This colourful market is held every Saturday morning and you'll be able to find plenty of local produce here, including delicious cheese, meat, bread and fish.
Saturday shoppers may also wish to make their way to the Artisan Quarter, which hosts a weekend flea market.
You'll find several small, independent craft and antique shops here - browse London Street and Walcot Street for the best buys.
Fashion finds on a Bath shopping trip
Fashionistas should head to Milsom Place for the best names in designer wear - pieces by Armani and Nicole Farhi can be found here.
You can also explore the irresistible high-end shops on New Bond Street and Milsom Street, or step into the luxurious House of Fraser department store that is also located here.
The new Southgate shopping development is also well worth exploring. You'll find retailers such as Quicksilver, H&M and New Look in this complex, as well as a brand new 125,000 sq ft Debenhams department store.
Hidden gems in Bath
If you're looking for a gift for someone special, or simply want a reminder of your memorable stay in Bath, the Upper Town offers a brilliant blend of galleries, antique shops and boutiques.
Margaret's Buildings, Bartlett Street and Saville Row are located between the Royal Crescent and the Circus and are well worth exploring.
Whether you're visiting Bath for the day or are staying in a cosy self-catering cottage, you'll be able to shop until you drop in this beautiful city.