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One Day in Bath, England

Bath, England has lots to offer including Roman Baths, a grand abbey and charming streets at every turn. Read on to make the most out of your 24 hours here.

Walk to Pulteney Bridge

Built in the 1700’s and inspired by Florence’s Ponte Vecchio, it is one of the architectural highlights in Bath. You also get to see the weir (like a dam) right past the bridge. I enjoyed the cascading sound of the water surrounding by the elegant buildings. A must see for sure.

Bath, England

Bath, EnglandBath, England

Visit the Roman Baths

The Romans built the Temple of Sulis Minerva and a bathing complex around a natural hot spring here starting in 60 AD. Hence the name, Bath! There is a lot of history within the walls here to make sure to add it to your Bath list. For more information, see my previous post on the Roman Baths here.

Bath, England

Wander the Charming Streets

There is charm everywhere you turn in Bath! The city is very walkable so pack your comfy shoes and get exploring.

Bath, England

Bath, England

Bath, England

Eat a Sally Lunn’s Bun

Her house is located on North Parade Passage and happens to be the oldest house in Bath. Head downstairs to explore the museum. This is where you can grab a bun to go but there is also a charming tea shop on the ground floor of the house. If you’ve eaten there, share in the comments so we can know if it’s good! I had my bun that night with some English cheddar and man was it delicious.

Bath, England

Roll up to the Royal Crescent

A marvel of Georgian architecture with a massive lawn in front, these townhouses are nothing short of grand. Make sure to walk to the path in front of the lawn to get the full effect of the crescent. Can you see the small wall in the lawn in the second picture below? This was supposed to separate the private part of the lawn from the public. Probably still does!

Bath, England

Bath, England

Gawk at the Splendor of Bath Abbey

There has been a place of worship in the spot for over a 1000 years! My favorite parts have to be the flying buttresses on the exterior. I mean, who doesn’t get a kick out of the word buttresses? The interior is nothing to sneeze at either so make sure to pop inside and take a look. This is literally next door to the Roman Baths so you can’t miss it.

Bath, England

Take a Tour

I don’t have any photos from my tour but I highly recommend it. I went on the Bizzare Bath tour which was a combination of comedy and history. It was so fun and you got to walk around the city and see the sights as well. I got in around 4:00 so I had plenty of time to check in and grab dinner before the 8:00 tour. It takes place every night at 8 from April 1st until October 31st. It was definitely worth the £10.00. You don’t book in advance so just show up!

Stay at Three Abbey Green

The bed and breakfast I stayed in was so lovely, I had to share! This isn’t sponsored or anything, I just really enjoyed my stay. My room was lovely (it had a window seat people!) and the service was excellent. Would highly recommend staying at Three Abbey Green for your trip to Bath.

Bath, England

There is a lot more to do and see when you’re in Bath including Prior Park gardens which I didn’t make it to. Do you have anything to add to the list? Let me know in the comments!

 

I hope you enjoyed exploring Bath for a day. For more of what I got up to in England, check out my other posts here!

 

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17 Comments

  • Reply Angela

    I love Bath especially the rooftop thermal baths, so relaxing.

    January 31, 2020 at 7:24 pm
    • Reply duemidwest

      I’m going to have to try those next time! Never again will I pass up the opportunity to soak in a thermal bath!

      January 31, 2020 at 7:47 pm
  • Reply Sue Davies

    Bath looks lovely. Pulteney Bridge, the Roman Baths and everything else. YOu did a lot in a day. It seems like a great weekend trip.

    February 1, 2020 at 7:21 am
    • Reply duemidwest

      It was really lovely! It is such a walkable city so it makes it easier to see everything in a shorter time. Thanks for checking out my post!

      February 3, 2020 at 2:16 am
  • Reply Gabby Lewis

    As someone who loves period novels (especially ones set in the UK), Bath has always intrigued me and is somewhere I’d love to visit, imagining men in pantaloons and cravats, bustled women under parasols and chaperoned 😉 Despite the baths at Bath supposedly having healing qualities, the colour of the water is a bit green! Do people still bathe?

    February 1, 2020 at 8:31 am
    • Reply duemidwest

      Yes! Bath has the Jane Austen center which I forgot to mention. I would love to go back with more time to check it out. It is a city that you can picture people from days gone by strolling in for sure! People don’t bathe in those baths anymore. That pool is lined with lead! There are thermal baths right next door that you can go to. Would love to do that too!

      February 3, 2020 at 2:18 am
  • Reply Lisa

    We are hoping to get back to England later this year and definitely need to get to Bath. Thanks for the tips.

    February 1, 2020 at 11:25 am
    • Reply duemidwest

      You’re welcome, I hope you make it there too! It’s a lovely city!

      February 3, 2020 at 2:18 am
  • Reply Nicky

    I’m ashamed to say as a Brit that I’ve never visited Bath. I’m a huge Jane Austen fan, so I really should make the effort! I was intrigued by Sally Lunn and her buns…we have so many different words for a bun, I had to go and find out which kind it was I think choosing cheese as your filling was perfect!

    February 2, 2020 at 9:07 am
    • Reply duemidwest

      Oh you should go! I would love to check out the Jane Austen center they have there. It would be so fun to dress up in those clothes and wander Bath! I didn’t think about all of your kinds of buns. haha! They are just a big bread roll. Local cheddar in it was so delicious!

      February 3, 2020 at 2:20 am
  • Reply Nancy Hann

    This looks like a lovely stop. England is high on my list of the next places I want to see. The hard part will be narrowing down the destinations. Thanks for sharing all this great info.

    February 3, 2020 at 6:24 pm
    • Reply duemidwest

      It is so hard! I have to keep going back there because I try to see too many things in one trip and then have to cut things out for time/distance. I’ve always wanted to see the Lake District and also the Moors. I hope you get to see England soon. It worms its way into your heart for sure. 🙂

      February 12, 2020 at 2:15 pm
  • Reply Sarah

    I escaped England a long time ago but when I see photos of towns such as Bath that I used to frequent, it makes me feel a little homesick. Not enough to return to the UK though lol. Lovely photos!

    February 13, 2020 at 3:08 pm
    • Reply duemidwest

      Haha I have a friend from there who can’t wait to move away and I wish I lived there! I guess the grass is always greener!

      February 13, 2020 at 5:47 pm
  • Reply Karthika

    I love this. I have always wanted to visit the healing bath houses in Bath – looks like this is right out of the novels that mention all the famous places in Bath.

    February 13, 2020 at 7:44 pm
  • Reply Jan

    I have been to London and UK in general many times but never been to Bath. That weir and the cascading waters look very impressive!! I must plan a trip to Bath when I go next to London – perhaps next year. I am saving this blog post. 🙂

    March 26, 2020 at 4:57 am
    • Reply duemidwest

      I hope you find it useful! Bath is quite charming, hopefully you think so too!

      March 28, 2020 at 5:57 pm

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