Rainbow Wood Farm is unusually situated close to Bath (1.9 miles) and is an oasis of large green fields and characterful woodland. The farm is also home to a large section of the incredibly popular Bath Skyline walk which overlooks the valley that is the city of Bath and extraordinary Georgian architecture.
Rainbow Wood Farm is a 300 acre working farm, Bed & Breakfast, farm produce shop and seasonal Christmas barn. The farm is full of the character that you would expect of a 17th century Georgian dwelling.
If available, James is also very happy to give our guests tours of the farm.
The old Bath Racecourse
The Georgian farm buildings were built originally for the Bath racecourse before it moved to its present location at Lansdown in the 19th century.
History of Roman & Iron Ages
Evidence of much earlier occupation of the site has been found – a Roman building and Iron age field enclosures and barrow plus various arrowheads and flints from both the Bronze and Iron ages.
A Tribal Barrier
The tribal barrier of the Wansdyke passes through the farm. The Wansdyke was a massive earthwork that would have made defence from the Saxons for the free British of the southwest.
The Bath and West show was held here twice in the 1950s and 1960s before it moved to Shepton Mallet.