So guys, this is my first travel-styled post – and gaaad, I am so happy to share it with you. I wasn’t quite sure about whether I should even add any writing to this post and keep it as a photo diary, because I took so many stunning photos of Bath city that I just had to share with you all.
I was expecting there to be so many things to do in the city, so I thought I’d give you all a brief summary of my top 5 activities to do if you’re spending a weekend in Bath (in order of photo appearance). Before you ask, I didn’t go to the Thermae Spa – I know, how could I? I am definitely kicking myself about that. However, I shall definitely be travelling back there soon for a spa visit.
1. BATH ABBEY
The boyf and I weren’t even planning on going in to have a look at first, however after seeing the amazing architecture of the outside of the building, we had to get inside. There’s a small (optional) donation needed to gain entry, but once you’re in boyyy it does not disappoint. The chamber choir were practicing for the evening service and the whole atmosphere was something to behold. Neither of us are particularly religious, however you really don’t have to be to appreciate the grand scale of it all.
Tip – Check the Cathedral opening times, these are strict as they are determined by the daily services. If you want to have a fair bit of time inside, plan ahead!
2. THE ROYAL CRESCENT
This was something I had seen in many a Instagram photo before our adventure to Bath, so naturally we had to pay it a visit. The Crescent is a row of houses/hotels laid out in a semi-circular crescent shape which overlooks Victoria Park. Believe me, the views are absolutely spectacular – sadly, the weather was a tad nippy and we couldn’t hang there for long. But I’ll definitely be back in the summer to enjoy the views.
3. FASHION MUSEUM
Our visit to this exhibit was actually slightly disappointing but I thought it would be worth a mention. Our tickets to the Fashion Museum ended up being free due to a deal we had – so even though half of the exhibition was closed we decided to have a gander. If you’re thinking about going, it’s definitely worth waiting until it relaunches!
4. EAST ASIAN ART MUSEUM
As we were leaving the Fashion Museum, my boyfriend and I got stopped by a guy with a Wagamama’s wagon who asked if we liked noodles. Naturally we stopped as he was offering us some free grub (#studentlyf) and a lady popped out of the door behind him. It turns out that we happened to be in Bath during Chinese New Year, and stumbled upon an event in the museum – oops! She explained that they had Chinese tea tasting and Origami creation making though out the day and ushered us in. We popped in for a little look, and found a painting that looks uncannily like myself. After a little giggle, we quietly snuck out the back as we had to catch a train home and didn’t want to be rude!
5. THE ROMAN BATHS
This was by far my highlight of the whole trip – and I would totally go back again. Both beautiful and educational, the tour of the Baths was a bargain at £13.25 students / £15.50 adult tickets. We spend the best part of 2/3 hours in the complex, exploring the past and soaking up the culture. As a plus, we went on a gloriously sunny day – so we managed to spend a long time outside enjoying the views of the baths. It’s the little details that really made this work – such as the audio guides, and the people wandering around in character to fully immerse you in the past.
Tip – Definitely head to the baths as early as possible! We went at 9.30am and had plenty of space to take photos and wander around at our own pace.
I really can’t wait to get back to soak up all the gorgeous limestone buildings, and of course, finally visit the Thermae Spa!
Have you been to Bath before? What are your favourite things to do there?If not, what would you do during a weekend in Bath?