This past weekend Artur and I took my mum to the city of Bath to celebrate Mother’s Day. She had given us a few ideas for her Mother’s Day outing the week before including Bath Bourton-on-the-Water and Longleat Safari Park and Gardens. With its Roman history and the chance to explore a new city – Bath was an easy choice.
To be honest I’m surprised we took so long to visit this beautiful city as it’s only an hour drive from us. Of course this meant we could have a little lie-in. 😉 Always a bonus. We opted for the scenic route down the Bath road which was a nice, easy drive for us.
We arrived safely in Bath by mid morning and decided to take a tour of the Roman Baths first. On our walk there I spotted Thermae Bath Spa on our walk there which has a roof top pool! I’ll definitely be going back to try it out in the near future.
The Roman Baths
There are a couple of day ticket options available to adults. The standard ticket which is single entry to the Roman Baths or the saver ticket for entry to three museums – the Roman Baths, Fashion Museum & Victoria Art Gallery. We opted for the standard ticket at £16.50 each which I found very reasonable.
If you only get chance to do one thing in Bath, I’d highly recommend seeing the Roman Baths. The architecture is simply stunning!
What I enjoy about museums is you can spend as little or as much time there as you like. We spent about an hour wandering around the exhibits and took advantage of the free headsets. These gave us plenty of information about the baths and I’d recommend picking one up for your visit. I was happy to see the Roman town of Cirencester mentioned as it’s my home town.
Sight seeing around Bath
After our lovely tour around the Roman Baths we headed into the city centre to explore. We took some photos of Bath Abbey, which was breath-taking, and I stumbled upon a little shop selling teapots! They have a lot of quirky designs and I couldn’t resit getting some snaps.
We headed towards pulteney bridge and stopped to take some photos of the stunning views. The River Avon flows through Bath city under the bridge and there was a park nearby – I could definitely see myself stopping for a picnic in the Summer months.
On our way back to the car we popped into the Bath Aqua Glass shop which was full of wonderfully crafted items. I picked myself up a glass penguin and the shop assistant told us they also have a glass blowing studio in the city which we’re planning to visit on our next trip.
Before our drive home we had a late lunch in a quaint jazz cafe, The Kingsmead Kitchen where mum and I tucked into a lovely lasagne. Artur had a fish dish and I indulged in a hot chocolate.
To remember her day Artur made my mum a video of trip to Bath which she loved.
Have you ever been to Bath? What are some of your must see places?