Thursday, 1 May 2014
With it recently being Easter, I went on a little trip to Bath. I had a lovely time there and thought I would share my top places to visit if you happen to go to Bath in the future, or perhaps you will feel tempted to visit from reading this post.
1) The Roman Bath’s Museum.
This is probably the main reason I came to Bath. I love history and discovering the baths used by the Romans was really interesting. As you enter the museum you find out all about how it was excavated to which baths the Romans used for which purposes – you can even try the water from the fresh thermal springs! A must see location.
2) Bath Abbey.
The abbey is really quite the same as many others however, although I take part in this, you could go on a tour around it or go up the tower to get a city view of bath. Situated next to the Roman Bath museum this was a great place to visit however it was quite expensive at about £5 per adult just to enter the building (but this money would be spent on maintenance).
3) The Royal Crescent and The Circus.
Although they may just seem like a bunch of buildings (which they are), the circus and the royal crescent are popular sights to see in Bath because they represent bath life and typical Jane Austen era houses.
4) Pultney Bridge.
A really pretty bridge which overlooks Bath river. The bridge has shops and cafés on top of it which makes it a great place to go to. I went in one of the coffee shops and sat next to one of the windows overlooking the river – it was really peaceful and relaxing.
5) Thermae Bath Spa.
Genuinely the best experience ever. Although very pricey, it is definitely worth it, this thermal spa contains 4 floors – one of which overlooks the cityscape of bath as a rooftop pool. Furthermore there are scented steam rooms and other facilities that make the experience amazing. Don’t miss this opportunity if you are to visit bath because the views are really stunning and the baths are super relaxing.
6) Fashion Museum of Bath and Bath Assembly Rooms.
The fashion museum may not be for everyone but it was certainly very interesting. I just enjoyed viewing the different fashions from different eras and noticing that the styles repeat themselves. Furthermore the assemerly rooms are perhaps not that exciting but if you are passing by, its certainly worth taking a little look at the beautiful chandeliers.
7) Bath Balloons.
Again, i didn’t go on a balloon ride myself, however I have heard its a truly beautiful view, especially at sunset – showing the true beauty England can offer!
8) Clifton Suspension Bridge Bristol.
Not in bath, but very close by. The Clifton Suspension Bridge is interesting and quite fun to walk over however as you can see the weather wasn’t at its best when i visited.
9) SS Great Britain Bristol.
“A really cool boat”. The SS great Britain is a really exciting and well presented museum. Being able to view the ship as it would have been used and to smell the scents made the museum a really cool experience.
Unfortunately the smells included the scent of sick from this girl. Erlack!
10) The Coffee Shops.
The main culture of Bath was the coffee shops – do not miss out! Bath coffees are especially strong and there were so many little coffee shops and quaint cafés that you cant walk down a single street without being able to pop in and have a coffee and cake.
I hope you enjoyed reading this slightly different post on my short holiday to bath. If you want, let me know in the comments whether you have visited Bath and any places you thought i should have mentioned!