Last minute trips are the best. There’s nothing better than booking a spontaneous getaway. Last Friday that’s exactly what Tom and I did. Googling away at 9 in the evening, that’s when we decided to book a night in Bath. Somewhere neither of us had been before but is only around 2 hours away from home.
As it was so last minute there wasn’t a huge choice of hotels left but we found the lovely Dukes of Bath B&B which was in the perfect location.
The weather wasn’t the best, but then what did we expect, it’s the UK! It’s always the way, when you plan a trip in the UK, the weather is bad!! We did manage to get a few hours of sunshine though which was perfect for wondering around the famous cobble streets and viewing the stunning Georgian honey-stoned buildings.
Bath isn’t a massive town so we saw majority of it on our first day. We did a lot of meandering around the beautiful streets and admiring the gorgeous architecture. As well as the obligatory visit to the Roman Baths and Royal Crescent.
After a morning full of walking and sightseeing we needed to recharge so found a nice pub towards our hotel to warm up in with a few delicious nibbles.
Shortly after we checked into our hotel and freshened up in time to go back out and see Bath by night. I have this 6th sense to scout out rooftops wherever I go, so the first stop was Hall & Woodhouse for a few drinks. swiftly followed by a few other pubs before dinner at the Firehouse Rotisserie.
We woke on Sunday refreshed from one of the most peaceful sleeps ever and had one last stop to make before heading home – a visit to Thermae Bath Spa. Talk about leaving the best til last! With a heated rooftop pool, newly opened wellness suite and relaxing indoor baths, I was in heaven.
For £38 per person you get 2 hours in the spa with full use of all the facilities and a rob, flip flops and towel. It was the perfect way to end the weekend.
With it’s naturally beautiful setting, historic features and so many nice activities to do as couples, it’s easy to see why Bath is named one of the most romantic cities. Has anyone else visited Bath? What would be your top recommendations?