1. Have tea and cake at The Pump Room
Inside the Roman Bath, there’s a restaurant available to the public and paying guests at the spa. It’s a grand room with high ceilings, a glistening chandelier and a pianist playing soft music to entertain the diners. My nan, aunt and I started the day off with a hot drink and cake each to plan what we’d get up. I opted for a frothy soya mocha latte and fresh carrot cake. It was delicious. It’s reasonably priced and the afternoon tea looks pretty impressive, too.
2. Walk around The Roman Baths
After we’d enjoyed our tea, we bought tickets to walk around The Roman Baths. Ticket prices start at just £9.50 which includes a free interactive guide to listen to around the spa. I took a large amount of photographs but I don’t want to ruin how impressive it is! The natural spring water is at an impressive 46 degrees of course, it’s beautiful to take photos beside! You can also try water straight from the springs, ( it’s been filtered of course, you can’t touch the water in the baths ) it has a slight metallic taste but it’s said to contain many medicinal and healing properties!
3. Walk around Bath Abbey
Bath Abbey is free to walk around but they do accept donations which go towards the upkeep of the Church. It’s honestly breath taking inside. The ceilings are incredibly high and the intricate detailing in the window panes and overall deco are so detailed and precise. Photographs just don’t do it any justice!
4. Walk the cobbled streets
Walking around Bath is of course free, you can find free maps dotted around the city and information centres. We walked around Bath city centre, the river Avon and canal, past the botanical gardens and through the cobbled oldy-worldy streets. There’s so many independent cafés and restaurants, I’d love to try Sally Lunn’s next time. It’s the oldest eating house in Britain!
5. Eat out at Bill’s
Bill’s of course isn’t an independent eatery, but I’ve always wanted to try it so we settled in for a spot of lunch and to rest our feet! Bill’s is just a street away from Bath Abbey and I was thoroughly impressed with their decor, drinks and food! I opted for a peach/mint iced tea and a paprika chicken dish with cous cous salad and a homemade lemon mayonnaise. It was lush! Especially after all the walking we’d done. There are plenty of independent eateries in the town so there’s something for everyone.
6. Visit the Royal Crescent
The Royal Crescent is a little out of town, but it’s walkable! The open top tour bus also goes past it if you’re not a fan of walking everywhere. The Royal Crescent is a row of 30 terraced houses in a crescent shape. It was built in the 1700’s and is said to be one of the greatest examples of Georgian architecture. 10 are full-size town houses and 18 have been split into flats. It’s set on a lush green park too which is lovely to walk through!
I’d love to visit Bath again soon, perhaps for a girly weekend filled with lazy evenings and cocktail sipping, and I’d love to go on the Bizarre Bath walk – looks like good fun!
Have you been to Bath before?