While we were in Britain touring around before the Diamond Jubilee and shooting footage for our upcoming web video series Travels in Britain, we had the chance to visit the stunning Georgian spa town of Bath. It was a lovely visit and it’s definitely a place we would like to return to again.
Here’s a rundown of our favorite stops in Bath!
The Roman Baths
You can’t visit Bath without visiting its Roman Bath ruins. We greatly enjoyed our visit here and it was so much fun to learn about Bath’s Roman history. However, expect heavy crowds as this is the most popular tourist attraction in Bath. Definitely take advantage of the audio tour. Give yourself a couple of hours to explore as there is plenty to see and learn about.
Located across the courtyard from The Roman Baths, Bath Abbey is a stunning cathedral that’s worth a stop on it’s own. It’s free and you can walk around, admiring the amazing stonework and beautiful stained glass.
Pulteney Boat Tour
We really loved taking a Pulteney Boat Tour which takes you on a one hour cruise down the River Avon. You get an interesting perspective of Bath architecture along with helpful commentary along the way. It’s a perfect way to end a day in Bath.
Sally Lunn’s is most famous for its sweet buns but the restaurant itself is now a popular tourist attraction due to its gourmet menu of hearty English food. Its best to make a reservation or get there early to snag a table before the tourists do!
Bizarre Bath Walking Tour
This walking tour is a lot of fun. It has nothing to do with history but you’re taken on an amusing trek through central Bath by a comedian who will have you laughing hysterically. There’s a lot of walking and quite a few stairs, but its definitely worth it! Bring a sweater even if its summer as it cools down quickly at night in Bath!
Royal Victoria Park
While its a bit of a walk from the City Centre, Royal Victoria Park is a great stop for families as they’re children’s park is world class. There’s plenty to see and do and admire in this amazing free public park.
Not far from Royal Victoria Park is the famous Royal Crescent row of houses. You have to stop and take a few pictures and if you want to go a little more in depth, stop at No. 1 Royal Crescent which is a restored Georgain Villa as it would have been when the street was built. You get a lovely little insight into Georgain life.
If you looking for a nice way to end the day, stop at a grocery store and buy some food for a picnic then head down to the Parade Gardens. You have to pay a little bit of money to get into this park, but its located next to the River Avon with prime views of Bath. There’s plenty of day chairs to relax, enjoy a cup of tea and if you’re there on a weekend, there will most likely be a band performing in the bandstand.
What’s your favorite attraction in Bath? Let us know in the comments below!
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