Whether you are visiting the UK for a short while, or are simply looking for a weekend getaway, Bath is a great place with something for anyone. Less than 2 hours from London, it also makes for a great day trip if you’re short on time. However, a weekend allows for a more relaxed pace. Here are a few of my favourite spots around Bath!
Located very centrally in the city, the abbey is a great place to start. If you have the time, go in and admire the architecture and climb up the towers for a lovely view of the surrounding area. The area also has a lot of shops and cafes to explore.
The Roman Baths:
Just a stones throw away form the Abbey are the baths that the city is named after. Enjoy walking around the old baths and learn about the history of Romans in the area in the attached museum. Adjacent to the building is the Pump Room, the site of the first pump that allowed people access to drink the water. It is now a restaurant, and a great place to enjoy afternoon tea.
Thermae Bath Spa:
If you want to relax in the the waters of the hot spring like the Romans did over a thousand years ago, head to Thermae Bath Spa. This is a modern spa facility that is fed by the thermal waters. Spend a few hours soaking in the baths and enjoying the saunas, or combine it with their signature treatments for a complete pamper.
If you haven’t paid a visit to this famous monument, definitely consider going. Only in person can you marvel at how large these stones are, and wonder how it was all put together. There are multiple tours from Bath, and it is also accessible by car. The closest train station is Salisbury, and you can get the tour bus from there.
The Jane Austen Centre:
Readers of Jane Austen’s work will enjoy a trip to the her residence in Bath. The townhouse has been converted to a permanent exhibition that showcases how the city effected her works.
The Royal Crescent
Located a few minutes away from the Jane Austen Centre, the Royal Crescent is a row of apartments. Spend a few minutes admiring the architecture, and if the weather is good, have a small picnic on the grass.
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