18 things you must do on a road trip to Bath.

Bath, old friend, we meet again. This time, I’ve brought a new chum (the infamous Kelly) back to your gorgeous Georgian terraces. This time I won’t be staying for 10 days, it isn’t my first Christmas in the UK and I won’t be leaving you and using you as a base to explore the county. But, we will however be re-sampling as many of your delights as we can.

 18 things you must do in Bath Adventures of a London Kiwi

Ancient Roman Baths Adventures of a London Kiwi

There are just so many essential elements for a girls weekend* in one of the prettiest cities in the world.  We’re never in need an excuse for a roadtrip, and yet you provide so many.

 1. Rent a cozy base for the weekend.

18 things you must do in Bath Adventures of a London Kiwi

2. Eat a sensible evening meal.

 18 things you must do in Bath Adventures of a London Kiwi

3. Admire the stunning Royal Crescent and the equally beautiful Circle – both near and from a distance.

Royal Crescent and The Circle Bath

Royal Crescent and The Circle Bath

Royal Crescent and The Circle Bath

4. Try the lipsmacking gluten-free scones for brunch in the opulent Pump rooms.

Searcy's Pump Rooms Bath Adventures of a London Kiwi

Searcy's Pump Rooms Bath Adventures of a London Kiwi

  Searcy's Pump Rooms Bath Adventures of a London Kiwi

5. Conquer a Dickensian hill or six.
 

Searcy's Pump Rooms Bath Adventures of a London Kiwi

6. Visit the world famous Roman Baths.

Ancient Roman Baths Adventures of a London Kiwi

  

Ancient Roman Baths Adventures of a London Kiwi

Ancient Roman Baths Adventures of a London Kiwi

Ancient Roman Baths Adventures of a London Kiwi

Ancient Roman Baths Adventures of a London Kiwi

7. Don’t forget to make your offering to the ancient gods.

Ancient Roman Baths Adventures of a London Kiwi

8. Parade about the Fashion Museum and try a little of the fashion on (and no, we aren’t sharing photos…)

Bath Fashion Museum Adventures of a London Kiwi

Bath Fashion Museum Adventures of a London Kiwi

Bath Fashion Museum Adventures of a London Kiwi

Bath Fashion Museum Adventures of a London Kiwi

 
 9. Visit the perfectly preserved Georgian museum, No. 1 Royal Crescent.

Number 1 Royal Crescent Museum Adventures of a London Kiwi

10. Take a stroll in the Golden hour past the Mayor’s office (on a previous trip I learned that one of the Mayors collected peppercorns, a traditional subsititue for rent as peppercorns used to be so expensive? One time we joined one of the volunteer walks, and found ourselves IN the mayors office where he displayed his peppercorn collection.)

18 things yout must do in Bath Adventures of a London Kiwi

11. Admire the stunning Pulteney Bridge, possibly visiting the unique shops built across its full span on both sides.

Pulteney Bridge Bath

12. Pause for a moment in Bath Cathedral.

Bath Cathedral Adventures of a London Kiwi

 

Bath Cathedral Adventures of a London Kiwi

13. Take approximately 600 photos in two days.

Bath Cathedral Adventures of a London Kiwi

14. Pause again outside to admire the gorgeous, intricate Jacob’s Ladder on the facade.

Bath Cathedral Adventures of a London Kiwi

15. Take a Sally Lunn and bottle of Bath ale home for the better half.

Sally Lunn Buns Bath Adventures of a London Kiwi

 
16. Spend a Saturday evening floating in a Spa.

Thermae Spa Bath Adventures of a London Kiwi

17. Forget all about meat at the Green Rocket Cafe (who have an epic
gluten free cake selection). The Kale on this breakfast was insanely
good. Every forkful was a taste of heaven.

Gluten Free Green Rocket Cafe Bath Vegetarian Gluten Free

18. Leave vowing to book your next visit as soon as possible realising that Bath is only a short journey from London.

*Or with your own Mr Darcy, it’s totally your choice

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