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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!