How To Spend 48 Hours In Bath

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?

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30 Comments

  1. Jess | The Indigo Hours
    March 9, 2016 / 11:16 AM

    I've never been to Bath but it does look like a beautiful city and I've love to visit one day! The Roman Baths sound amazing, I love the Bathhouse in York :)Jess xo | The Indigo Hours

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      April 15, 2016 / 3:23 PM

      It was definitely worth visiting the baths, they were amazing! ox

  2. Lauren Victoria
    March 9, 2016 / 11:20 AM

    These are really stunning photos! I've never been to bath before, so it was lovely to learn about some of the places there xLauren | itslaurenvictoria.blogspot.co.uk

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      April 15, 2016 / 3:23 PM

      Thank you so much, Lauren! xo

  3. Rachel Simpson
    March 9, 2016 / 11:58 AM

    Wow, such lovely photos! I've never been to Bath but would love to visit! xohttp://rachelnicole.co.uk/

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      April 15, 2016 / 3:23 PM

      Thank you, Rachel! xo

  4. Areeba
    March 9, 2016 / 12:02 PM

    OMG THIS IS LEGIT WONDERLAND! So beautiful, the architecture is just mind blowing!xo,Not Your Type Blog

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      April 15, 2016 / 3:23 PM

      I KNOW RIGHT! It's such a beaut of a city xo

  5. Lubna Umar
    March 9, 2016 / 1:05 PM

    Wow ! Looks like you had an amazing time. The photos are truly mesmerizing. Lubnathemisslubna.com

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      April 15, 2016 / 3:24 PM

      Thank you, Lubna! xo

  6. Aisling E
    March 9, 2016 / 5:09 PM

    Oh my goodness all these photos are absolutely incredible!!! It sounds like you had a wonderful time, the Roman baths are amazing! Aisling | Aislings beauty bytes

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      April 15, 2016 / 3:25 PM

      Thank you, Aisling! xo

  7. Mira L.
    March 9, 2016 / 6:58 PM

    Beautiful pictures, the Roman Baths look amazing, I wish I would have visited them when I went to Bath – I spent the majority of my time at the spa haha. xx 113-things-to-say.blogspot.com

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      April 15, 2016 / 3:25 PM

      I wish I went to the spa! Next time fo'sho! xo

  8. Nikki-ann
    March 9, 2016 / 7:44 PM

    Bath is such a beautiful city. We ended up staying in Bristol rather than Bath because it was cheaper, but we caught the train to Bath for a day and it was lovely. I definitely want to go again 🙂

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      April 15, 2016 / 3:25 PM

      Oooh that's such a great idea! xo

  9. Clare Richards
    March 9, 2016 / 9:33 PM

    Such beautiful photos! You picked the perfect day to visit. I live and work in Bath and I love seeing the sun shine upon the Bath stone.My tips would be to definitely return in warmer weather and do one of the 'hop-on hop-off' bus tours of the city – sitting on the exposed top deck means you get a great vantage point of all the lovely buildings and it has an audio guide giving you a good idea of it's history.Also, in the evenings you can do a comedy walk or a ghost tour – being an ancient city, it is full of ghosts and spooky happenings!http://shesthetallone.blogspot.com

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      April 15, 2016 / 3:25 PM

      Thanks for reading, Clare! xo

  10. Emma Elizabeth
    March 9, 2016 / 10:11 PM

    Ohhh I love Bath! My husband and I went for our mini honeymoon weekend 3 years ago and it was amazing, the roman baths are incredible and walking up to the royal crescent was pretty cool! I also loved all the twisty little roads to get too places nearby too! We took the trip to Stonehenge while we were there too, I would really recommend that if you love the historical side of life! 🙂 EmmaWww.littleadventureblog.com

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      April 15, 2016 / 3:26 PM

      It's such a perfect mini honeymoon destination! xo

  11. Hannah Venables
    March 10, 2016 / 1:46 PM

    I've only been to bath once but i absolutely loved it! the buildings are so stunning!Hannah at WRITTEN BY HANNAH

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      April 15, 2016 / 3:26 PM

      Definitely, it's just beautiful! xo

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      April 15, 2016 / 3:27 PM

      Thank you so much, Suzanne! xo

  12. Abigail Alice
    March 11, 2016 / 5:34 AM

    These photos are absolutely gorgeous!Abigail Alice x | Latest: The Best Liquid Lipsticks

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      April 15, 2016 / 3:27 PM

      Thank you so much, Abigail! xo

  13. Grace Bee
    March 13, 2016 / 6:22 PM

    I love bath so much, you've definitely captured the feel of the city here! Also I really like the little tips at the end of the paragraphs, you should consider doing something like this when you write up your L.A posts! Grace xxwww.gracebee.co.uk

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      April 15, 2016 / 3:29 PM

      Thanks so much for reading, Grace! xo

  14. Anu Ali-Raatikainen
    March 19, 2016 / 12:11 AM

    Wow. That's literally all I can say! Bath looks like a place I'd absolutely LOVE! It looks so gorgeous, I need to visit some day :)xAnu♡ | Based On | bloglovin

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      April 15, 2016 / 3:30 PM

      It's definitely worth the visit! xo

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