The City of Bath has been welcoming visitors for over 2,000 years, it’s also designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, so you’ve been round the Roman Baths and wallowed in the thermal waters of the Thermae Spa but what else there to do ?
Here is my top picks of things to do whilst keeping dry in Bath ……
Enjoy a free guided walking tour with The Mayors Honorary guides.
Every day at 10am & 2.30pm there’s a free walking tour, ( no tips required or accepted ) with the Mayor of Bath’s honorary guides , people specially picked for their knowledge of the city, to show you the sights, before letting you loose to explore on your own. This is an excellent 2 hour walking. tour, if you’ve only got time for one tour this is it. As well as ticking off the main sights , it gives you a chance to get your bearings as to where everything is in the city. No booking is required, tours go from from the abbey courtyard outside the main entrance to the Roman Baths every day.
Check out the ultimate Georgian show house at No1 Royal Crescent
If your into period design , No 1 Royal Crescent is one of England’s finest examples of the Georgian townhouse. Located in Baths iconic Royal Crescent. There are 10 rooms on display, to play out your Jane Austin fantasy to your hearts content.
Take a peek inside Bath Abbey
As a fully functioning church, the Abbey is liable to closing at short notice, so if this is on your list always plan ahead. With amazing stained glass windows it’s certainly worth a peek inside between services.
Check out the original Fashionista’s at The Fashion Museum.
A world class collection of contemporary & historical dresses spanning over the last 400 years with items from 1750 up to 2015. There’s also reproduction costumes, so you can play dress up to your hearts content.
Stop and have a bite out of one of Sally Lunns Buns
One of the oldest eating housings in Bath, Sally Lunns is famous for the ‘Bath Bun ‘ ( think tea cake without raisins ). There’s a museum in the basement and you can even see the original kitchen used by Sally Lunn. Worth a stop mid morning for a cuppa & a bun and rest your legs for a while.
Have a spot of Afternoon tea at the Pump rooms
Above the actual Roman Bath’s Museum is the 18th century Pump Room. Here you can actually taste the claimed ‘healing’ thermal waters, as they are ‘pumped ‘ up through the Baths. Or enjoy a spot of Afternoon Tea, whilst you listen to music from the famous Pump Room musical Trio.
During my trip to Bath, I stayed at the Bailbrookhouse hotel , the perfect Country House getaway with rooms full of original features, check out my review here http://wp.me/p4AB93-xo or check out their website here http://www.bailbrookhouse.co.uk/