Almost a week ago, I took my first solo trip to Bath, Somerset for the day. I’ve wanted to go to Bath for as long as I could remember so when I found a really good deal on Trainline, I just had to book it! One of my 2019 new year resolutions was to go and explore more of the UK, I’ve got to say, I’ve done my fair bit of travelling this year. I know a lot of people can forget to explore their own country and that’s something I neglected so I’m super happy that I’ve finally visited Bath!
There was definitely a lot to see and do while I was in Bath, Somerset so I thought I’d put together a little guide on how to spend a day in Bath and the top 10 things you must do while you are there! There are definitely some things I missed out on due to only being there for a day but I’m currently planning my next visit!
- Bath Abbey, Bath BA1 1LT
If you visit Bath, you must visit Bath Abbey. This is a place for Christian Worship for decades. You are able to go and visit to the architecture or go to worship. It is open to everyone and there are recommendations for donations. The suggested donations are £4 for adults, £2 for children and students and £10 for families. The donations go towards up keeping the abbey and I’d 100% recommend donating when you visit.
The abbey also holds tower tours which offers the chance to have a look around the abbey and these tours last around 45-50 minutes and occur every hour. You will get to visit the ringing room and the bell chamber and you will also get to go on the roof where you will get to see a spectacular view of the beautiful city. As you go up, there are 212 steps. Tickets are £8 or £4 for children, for more information, visit their website.
2. The Roman Baths, Stall St, Bath BA1 1LZ
This was actually something I didn’t do while I was there but thought it was worth a mention as this is the thing that is the most famous within Bath. The reason I didn’t go and see it was because I was on a short time constraint and I honestly didn’t think it was worth the money. I will definitely be visiting when I next go to Bath though!
You can save 10% if you book online which is a pretty good deal if you are planning your trip in advance. Tickets are £16.20 for adults, £14.85 for students and £9.45 for children. For more information on visiting The Roman Baths, here is the website!
3. The Royal Crescent, 16 Royal Cres, Bath BA1 2LS
When I was planning my trip, The Royal Crescent was something that came up a lot. When I finally got to the Royal Crescent, I was in love. Something to note though, it is a 10 minute walk from the center but it is definitely worth it. I spent around half an hour here and I went to a park that was a few meters away and ate my dinner, I’ve got to say, I’ve had worse views.
4. The Circus, BA1 2EU
This has a very similar vibe to the Royal Crescent and you will come to it as you walk to it. This was like something I’ve never seen in the UK and I could tell there were so many photo opportunities here. This shares a beautiful insight into the architecture in Bath. When the circus is viewed from the air, it is a circle which is pretty cool.
5. Pulteney Bridge, Bridge St, Bath BA2 4AT
This really showed of Bath’s architecture. It gives off such a beautiful view of Bath and I’d highly recommend having a look around! It’s definitely a beautiful stroll and I can imagine it to be so pretty in the summer! There was also a really cute park next to the bridge called Parade Gardens and this was where I got some really cute photos! It was also really nice to have a little stroll!
6. Milsom Street- Milsom Street, Bath, BA1 1DS.
Milsom Street is at the heart of shopping in Bath. There are so many stores available to suit everyone’s needs and this on it’s own would make the perfect day out. There were so many high streets stores along with some independent stores that you should 100% check out. Also, something really exciting, Bath had also started putting up their Christmas decorations which was really exciting and definitely put me in a festive mood.
7. Simply wonder round the streets of Bath
Just taking a stroll around a new city is all you need to gain a sense of what a city is going to be like. I fell in love with all the buildings and houses within Bath and I’d love to live there one day! You find so many hidden gems when you do this and this is definitely how I love to explore a place!
8. Thermae Bath Spa, The Hetling Pump Room, Hot Bath St, Bath BA1 1SJ
This was a place I saw a lot when I was looking at things to do and see in Bath. I didn’t actually see the Thermae Bath Spa until I had to leave but when I take another visit, I will definitely go in the spa! Prices are £36 on a weekday and £40 on a weekend which I don’t think is bad considering you get 2 hours and complimentary use of towels, robes and slippers! Definitely something to consider if you are going on a spa trip! For more info, head to there website!
Those are the Eight things you should do and see while you are in Bath! If you can think of anymore, please let me know in the comments!
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