Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Bridges, Thermal Baths and Blue Skies: Two Days in Bath

Bath

After a week in the big city, two days in Bath proved a welcome change of scenery, and a change of pace. We were treated to lovely weather, and enjoyed the last of summer by enjoying everything that Bath had to offer, and I think both my sister and I fell a little bit in love with the beautiful, elegant city.

Bath

Bath

Royal Crescent, Bath

Pulteney Bridge
Bath Abbey
Topping & Company Booksellers of Bath
Bath appealed to me more than Brighton did, and somehow suited me better. Around every corner there is a bit of history, another place or building to admire - and amidst all of this are charming streets full to the brim of magical book shops,  independent caf├ęs, cute shops and homely pubs. 

Prior Park view of Bath

Palladian Bridge

Palladian Bridge
Prior Park was a highlight of the stay. We began the Saturday with a visit to the beautiful landscape park, designed in the 18th century and situated in the outskirts of the town. It was a scorching day, and so wandering through the lush greenery and enjoying the quiet and calm was wonderfully calming. The Palladian Bridge stood proudly in the midst of the park, asking to be photographed from every angle.

Roman Baths Bath

And of course, we had to visit the Roman Baths. Expensive, crowded and touristy - but fascinating all the same, and most definitely worth a visit. It always fascinates me to see places with so much history, where people walked years and years ago. 

Coffee in Bath

But the best part of Bath wasn't the abbey, the thermal baths or the famous landmarks. What I loved was the relaxed, welcoming atmosphere; the beautiful, calm streets; the chance to just enjoy being in the moment, having a coffee on the side-walk with your favourite person and watching people go by.

Have you ever been to Bath?

Love, Mimmi.