Bath is an excellent alternative to the bustle of more metropolitan destinations. There are plenty of atmospheric pubs scattered around the compact city centre, which can easily be toured on foot. A large student population ensures there is a healthy supply of clubs and the nightlife aspect of your weekend to Bath is well looked after.
In the daytime, the activities are plentiful. For those who would prefer something dynamic there are plenty of options. Motor and field activities are available near Bristol or in the Cotswolds and there are superb outdoor pursuits in the Forest of Dean.