My absolutely favourite city in the UK is the City of Bath. I don’t know what it is about it, but there’s something really special about it… Maybe the Roman history? Its role in Jane Austen books? The golden Bath stone used for most of its architecture? I cannot put my finger on it, but it’s always on my recommendation list for anyone who’s visiting the area.
The Roman Baths
The water may be green, but you’d definitely have to see the Roman baths. You can walk along the top around them, and then see them at a closer level. There is also a museum incorporated into the site of the Roman baths so you can learn more about it.
For those brave enough, you can drink the water up in the tea room, but I’ve never been able to bring myself to do it!
Situated extremely close to the Roman Baths is Bath Abbey. Although medieval in architecture, the site dates back to the 7th century.
Once again, I found another building to climb! (see Salisbury Cathedral to learn more about your other climbing options!). A quick yet steep climb, the view from the top is amazing!
The Royal Crescent and The Circus
For the Jane Austen fans, your visit wouldn’t be complete without seeing the Royal Crescent and the Circus for its beautiful architecture. Visit No.1 Royal Crescent to see inside one of these beautiful homes on the crescent and to learn more about what it was like to live in one of these homes during the late 18th century.
Food is always important. Sally Lunn’s is a famous tea house, known for the Sally Lunn bun! The building dates back to the 1400s, and Sally herself to the 1680s – so lots of history and lots of good food all in one!
Pulteney Bridge, Holburne Museum, Assembly Rooms, and more!
Similar to Ponte Vecchio in Florence, Pulteney Bridge is a beautiful bridge with shops along it (yes those windows you see are actual stores!) Make sure you also wander the streets nearby to see all the different shops and to take in that beautiful Bath stone!
The Holburne Museum is worth a visit if you enjoy art, and the building itself is located near a public garden.
When you visit
The great thing about Bath is that nothing is very far apart. All the places mentioned above are within walking distance of each other, so you can get to visit a lot of places and see a lot of Bath all in one. There is so much to see in Bath that it’d be difficult to see it all in one day – so either prioritize or spend a few days seeing all these sites! Make sure you have a comfortable pair of walking shoes!