From the ‘pigs and lions’ team
The high profile, interactive sculpture trail will celebrate the Roman heritage of Bath, mark the 10th anniversary of the popular King Bladud’s Pigs sculpture trail and raise funds for four brilliant local charities.
The Roman Baths temple, built in 1AD, was dedicated to Minerva, the Roman goddess of wisdom, whose symbol was the owl. Minerva's owl of wisdom can be seen carved into the Temple pediment displayed at the Roman Baths Museum.
OWL TRAIL MAPS
Owls of Bath trail maps are available from Waterstones in Milsom Street, Bath Aqua Glass by Bath Abbey, the Bath Visitor Information Centre and Flamingo in Widcombe for a donation of £2 to the event charities. See the Owls of Bath website map and more information about each owl on the individual owl pages. Download the free Owls of Bath app via the App page of the website or by scanning the QR codes on the owls.
OWLS ON DISPLAY
82 owls are now on display. See the Owls Page of the website for details.
Please note - most of the owls are on wheeled plinths and taken indoors at night. Most are then displayed in shop windows owl-spotters to see in the evenings. 12 owls are on stone plinths displayed outdoors 24/7. Nearly all can be seen seven days a week. Details of owl viewing times can be found on the Owls of Bath app and the individual Owl profiles on the website.
OWLS OF BATH APP
The free Owls of Bath App can be downloaded from:
Or search for ‘Owls of Bath’ in your app store.
Please note that the Owls of Bath app is nesting under the umbrella of the Bath Directory App
PLANNING YOUR VISIT
DATES - The fabulous flock of colourful owl sculptures will be perched across Bath and the surrounding area throughout the summer, until the week of 10th September, when they will start flying back to Nest HQ for preening prior to the charity auction.
OWL LOCATIONS - See the Owls Page of the website for information on each owl and the Map Page to plan your route. Please note it only takes 30 minutes to walk from Emily in the Royal Crescent down to Vincent van Owl in Widcombe, so you can easily wander around finding owls without too much advance planning.
Owls on the outskirts, such as the 6 owls in Combe Down and Monkton Combe can easily be reached by bus, bike or car and are about 10 minutes from the city centre. Bradford on Avon can be reached by train/bus/bike/car from Bath (13 mins by train) and Newton St Loe and Clarks Village can be reached by car or bus. All of these are fantastic venues - definitely worth visiting!
ACCOMMODATION - Owl sponsors offering accommodation plus their own on-site owl include the Abbey Hotel,the County Hotel and Combe Grove Hotel in Bath, Waterhouse guesthouse in Monkton Combe and The Swan Hotel in Bradford on Avon.
RESTAURANTS - Sponsors with restaurants and owls include The Ivy Bath Brasserie, The Mint Room, Cafe Rouge, Vino Vino, SouthGate Bath, the Roman Baths Pump Room and Milsom Place in Bath, plus Cumberwell Park and The Swan in Bradford on Avon, The Packhorse pub in South Stoke and Whitehall Garden Centre near Corsham. Enjoy!
VISIT BATH - For further information about visiting Bath please see www.visitbath.co.uk