Find out the top things to do, the best restaurants, hotels, and some insider information to help you plan your day trip or holiday to Bath in England.
“Come and explore Bath,” they said. “There really is no better time.”
And they were right. The ‘they’ in question were the lovely people at Visit Bath who spotted I was a lover of UK travel (Hello Hastings, Amersham, Oxford, London to name but a few recent stops!) and wanted to see how their beloved Bath shaped up.
Bath isn’t a hard sell. With bundles of history (including the Roman Baths, amazing architecture and Jane Austen connections) the city’s famous Bath stone, and a trendy forward-thinking city taking pride in producing great food, entertainment and more, it’s one of the most popular day trips from London for tourists visiting the UK. I know this, because I saw a lot of them! Big tours, families, and couples from all over the world hopped on the same train as me from Paddington!
One hour and 38 minutes later we emerged in beautiful Bath, and dispersed through the city’s streets.
This year is a particularly big one for the city. The Royal Crescent is 250 years old, and it’s the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death. She set some of Northanger Abbey and Persuasion in the city, and lived there from 1801 to 1806. In Northanger Abbey, Catherine says…
“I really believe I shall always be talking of Bath – I do like it so very much… Oh, who can ever be tired of Bath!”
I agree! Who can ever be tired of a city this pretty? So with all of this in mind, let me kit you out with all you need to know for your trip to Bath, including what to do, how to get there and a few of my top foodie picks!