Bath, a magnet for chic society in the 18th century, still attracts romantics from near and far. Why not whisk your beloved off to this charming city for a weekend or dreamy day out?
Independent retailers still thrive in Bath and the city is home to everything from trendy clothes and homeware shops to food markets and vinyl toy shops. Here's my guide to the best of the bunch...
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by Julie Bardsley
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The reinvention of old East Berlin shows this cosmopolitan city is now giving the West a run for its money
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by Madra Rua
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by Louise Hodgson
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