Bath, England

Bath, England

Bath is on top of my favorite cities to visit in terms of history and architecture. It has a strong character alongside with great Gregorian architecture and history. It is a small town but it has so much to offer.

 Basking in the sun at Victoria Park, while enjoying my beautiful background, the Royal Crescent . Basking in the sun at Victoria Park, while enjoying my beautiful background, the Royal Crescent .  Every building in Bath comes with history. This is the Guildhall which was built in 1775 by Thomas Baldwin. Originally built as a town hall, it is now being used as venues to private events. Every building in Bath comes with history. This is the Guildhall which was built in 1775 by Thomas Baldwin. Originally built as a town hall, it is now being used as venues to private events.  I felt like Sherlock Holmes wandering around the Pulteney Bridge- one of the four bridges in the world to have shops across its full span on both sides. I felt like Sherlock Holmes wandering around the Pulteney Bridge- one of the four bridges in the world to have shops across its full span on both sides.  Feels surreal to walkthrough the prime destination of shoppers since 1825, the Corridor . Feels surreal to walkthrough the prime destination of shoppers since 1825, the Corridor .  The  Bath Abbey was my go to spot since it was walking distance from the place where I stayed. Right next to it is the Roman Baths,  best preserved Roman remains in the world which was constructed around 70 AD as bathing site of Roman emperors. The  Bath Abbey was my go to spot since it was walking distance from the place where I stayed. Right next to it is the Roman Baths,  best preserved Roman remains in the world which was constructed around 70 AD as bathing site of Roman emperors.

Bath is 2 hrs away from Central London. If you are coming from Heathrow, it is better to take National Express to Bath Spa as it is more convenient than GWR. You will save a lot if you travel during off-peak hours and make sure to reserve your ticket in advance. Planning is so important when traveling as it can get pricey if you make last minute reservations.  Accommodations and food are pricey in Bath regardless if you book your trip early. If you are really on a budget, you can book a bed hostel, but I would not recommend it. I did consider it at one point because I would like to experience it but after being persuaded by few friends, I decided not to.  Bed and Breakfasts are more popular in this area compared to other cities. I stayed in an 18 room Victorian Mansion, and their breakfast was amazing. Since I was traveling by myself, I got the smallest room which was around 100 sq ft. I had my own bathroom, but it was across my bedroom, which means I had to go out of my room in the middle of the night if I need to use it. The place I stayed at was the cheapest I’ve seen, and it was £350/night, and it comes with a pass to the Thermae Spa, which I think is a good deal. Make sure to make reservations on restaurants too as they typically don’t take walk-ins. I was behind my schedule when I arrived Bath, so I missed my dinner reservation. I went to 3 different restaurants, and unfortunately, they did not take me. One of the hostesses recommended Salathai (Thai Restaurant) for walk-ins. It was 9 pm, and I was starving, so I went and tried my luck. Though I did not prefer to eat Thai food in Bath, I gave it a go. I had their Green Curry (which I had in CA before I left for my flight) and it was excellent. If you love Thai food, you will enjoy this place. However, I would rather eat somewhere else as I can always have Thai food in the US.  Everything here is walking distance and accessible. There are so many historical places to visit. 2 full days is enough to see all the sites in Bath, but I would suggest three full days in case you wanted to see Stonehenge as its just couple hours away and they have tours leaving from Bath, one at 9 am and one at 2 pm. Most of the museums open at 9 am so you can start your day early and have breakfast before heading out. You can start your day at the Roman Bath, since it is better to head here right when they open to avoid big crowds. Then you can go to the Bath Abbey which is next to each other. Then you can have lunch at the Pump Room before heading to the Assembly Room and the Fashion Museum. You will be walking a lot so make sure to book your Thermae Spa reservation towards the end of the day, but before the sun sets so, you can enjoy the view of Bath.  Fashion Blogger Tips: Every corner of this remarkable city is editorial photo-ready. But make sure to go to the Royal Crescent around 4 pm as you will be able to capture the perfect natural lighting and view. Also check out Prior Park.    ” /> Bath is 2 hrs away from Central London. If you are coming from Heathrow, it is better to take National Express to Bath Spa as it is more convenient than GWR. You will save a lot if you travel during off-peak hours and make sure to reserve your ticket in advance. Planning is so important when traveling as it can get pricey if you make last minute reservations.  Accommodations and food are pricey in Bath regardless if you book your trip early. If you are really on a budget, you can book a bed hostel, but I would not recommend it. I did consider it at one point because I would like to experience it but after being persuaded by few friends, I decided not to.  Bed and Breakfasts are more popular in this area compared to other cities. I stayed in an 18 room Victorian Mansion, and their breakfast was amazing. Since I was traveling by myself, I got the smallest room which was around 100 sq ft. I had my own bathroom, but it was across my bedroom, which means I had to go out of my room in the middle of the night if I need to use it. The place I stayed at was the cheapest I’ve seen, and it was £350/night, and it comes with a pass to the Thermae Spa, which I think is a good deal. Make sure to make reservations on restaurants too as they typically don’t take walk-ins. I was behind my schedule when I arrived Bath, so I missed my dinner reservation. I went to 3 different restaurants, and unfortunately, they did not take me. One of the hostesses recommended Salathai (Thai Restaurant) for walk-ins. It was 9 pm, and I was starving, so I went and tried my luck. Though I did not prefer to eat Thai food in Bath, I gave it a go. I had their Green Curry (which I had in CA before I left for my flight) and it was excellent. If you love Thai food, you will enjoy this place. However, I would rather eat somewhere else as I can always have Thai food in the US.  Everything here is walking distance and accessible. There are so many historical places to visit. 2 full days is enough to see all the sites in Bath, but I would suggest three full days in case you wanted to see Stonehenge as its just couple hours away and they have tours leaving from Bath, one at 9 am and one at 2 pm. Most of the museums open at 9 am so you can start your day early and have breakfast before heading out. You can start your day at the Roman Bath, since it is better to head here right when they open to avoid big crowds. Then you can go to the Bath Abbey which is next to each other. Then you can have lunch at the Pump Room before heading to the Assembly Room and the Fashion Museum. You will be walking a lot so make sure to book your Thermae Spa reservation towards the end of the day, but before the sun sets so, you can enjoy the view of Bath.  Fashion Blogger Tips: Every corner of this remarkable city is editorial photo-ready. But make sure to go to the Royal Crescent around 4 pm as you will be able to capture the perfect natural lighting and view. Also check out Prior Park.

 

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