Steeped in Roman history and paved with honeyed-stone Georgian grandeur, take a step back in time to the city of Bath. Famed for its thermal waters, once bathed in by settlers, this historic city also counts Jane Austen amongst residents past.
Just over two hours by car from London, Bath has much to fill a weekend…
Roman Baths and Pump Rooms
Immerse yourself (not literally!) in the city’s namesake attraction. The public bathing waters of Bath date back to Roman settlement and have developed through history to the bath house structure that now stands. Today’s statues may be replica, but the adjoining museum boasts plenty of original artefacts to satisfy an inquisitive mind.
Sally Lunn’s Historic Eating House
Selling like hot cakes since the 1700’s, Sally Lunn’s is one of Georgian Bath’s oldest eateries. Enter into Sally’s higgledy piggledy tea room for a pot of tea and one of her famous “Bath Buns”, topped with with cream and jam.
The Royal Crescent
One of the most spectacular accomplishments of Georgian architecture, the curved terrace of the Royal Crescent is a city must-see. A leisurely promenade here, lace parasol in hand, feels appropriate to experience Austen’s Bath…
The Bath Christmas Market
Come the festive season, Bath’s cobbled shopping streets are filled with Yuletide cheer as the annual Christmas market comes to town. Warm up hands with a cup of mulled wine as you wander from chalet to chalet, catching the occasional whiff of roasting chestnuts and picking up a handmade gift or two. Bath Abbey’s towering Christmas tree takes centre stage.
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