Life : A little trip to Bath, Somerset

Monday, 17 March 2014


Tom and I do like our little weekends away. I think it's good to take some time out every so often and go exploring somewhere new. Mini breaks like this are much more doable and affordable compared to going on big week long holidays somewhere hot, so we do them quite often. It's nice to discover new places! The other weekend we headed along to Bath for a couple of days. We've both briefly visited the city in the past, but they've been more of a flying visit so we didn't get a chance to properly look around.  Bath is about an hours drive from where we live so I am surprised it took us this long to actually go along and stay there!

Bath tourist things to do


Firstly the shopping in bath is really good. You've got a whole range of shops to spend our money in. From the standard highstreet brands to more pricer names like Jo Malone, Reiss and Whistles. You can walk down the main highstreet or take a step down a small cobbled street and find cute vintage boutiques and tea rooms. As I like to say, it would be a nice city to visit if you've got some birthday money to spend! To do a bit of the touristy bits we went along and had a look at Bath Abbey, you can go inside but we chose not to because it was such a lovely day, just seeing the architecture from the outside was enough for us! Following that we headed along to the Roman baths. Something I was really looking forward to seeing. Tom is a bit of a history geek and being with him 7.5 years it has kind of rubbed off on me a little! For £13.50 you get entry into the baths and a audio guide. I've never been one for using audio guides but in this instance I actually enjoyed learning about all the different sections of the baths and the stories behind them. 

We stayed in The Francis Hotel for one night* in a superior room. The hotel itself is situated fairly central in the city, it's very easy to reach a lot of the main tourist attractions by walking distance. The decor of the hotel is absolutely lovely, lots of bright colours with statement pieces of furniture however it still manages to flow well considering the different themes of the rooms. Our room was lovely and spacious, with a massive bed and pillows you literally sank into! So comfortable! Our monochrome bathroom had a mural of the Roman baths in the shower so even if you aren't planning to go visit you can still feel like you did...sort of. :-)

While we were in bath I tried my hand at vlogging. I thought it would be a nice addition to the post so you could see some of the areas around the city along with snippets from the hotel. So you can watch that below if you like! This might be the start of more videos from me! - And no I am not on a giant phone halfway through the video, its the audio guide at the roman baths! ;-)





Have you ever been to Bath before? What city's would you recommend we visit next?

Much Love,