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16 Ways to Enjoy Bath

I love history. It was my university degree, so it's only natural that one of my top places to visit in the UK was Bath. I was so excited to explore this city! I knew that I wanted to visit the Abbey and the Roman Baths, but I was pleasantly surprised to find a lot of other unique and beautiful spots around the city as well. I stayed at SACO Apartments St James's Parade which was perfectly located to explore the city. Read my review about it here.

During the Anglo-Saxon period, the city was known as Akemanchester ("aching men's city") because of the healing properties the water was said to have. This name was derived from the Roman name, Aquae Sulis, which stood for "the water of Sulis". From historic sites, to beautiful shops, to amazing restaurants and cafes, Bath is bursting with things to do and places to see. Check out my top things to do below!

1. Pulteney Bridge & Weir
A very iconic location in Bath. Pulteney Bridge was built in the 1770s and is one of only four bridges in the world to have shops spanning its full length on either side. The weir in the River Avon was used to prevent flooding in the late Middle Ages, and was rebuilt in the 1970s.
2. Afternoon Tea at Brigit's Bakery
In terms of afternoon tea, this has to be the cutest one I've had. The bakery itself is located just next to Pulteney Bridge, hidden away at the bottom of some steps off the main street. 100% worth stopping by. I mean, just look at it!
3. Explore Bath's Shops and Cafes
Bath is full of amazing little shops and cafes, so make sure you take some time to explore all that the city has to offer!
4. Walk Along the Royal Crescent
The Royal Crescent, built in the late 18th century, is an impressive display of Georgian architecture, and a must visit during any trip to the city.
5. No. 1 Royal Crescent
At the start of the Royal Crescent you'll come across a museum that has been fully furnished as it would have been in the Georgian period. Definitely worth a stop if you have time!
6. Take in the Assembly Rooms
The perfect entertainment venue during the Georgian period. They were also used in a couple of Jane Austen's novels!
7. Explore the Fashion Museum
Don't forget to check out the Fashion Museum as well! It's located in the same building as the Assembly Rooms.
8. Indulge Yourself at Acorn Restaurant
I'm not vegetarian, but this food was amazing and it's easy to see why it's a Michelin star restaurant! It's situated in a very cozy building and is very close to the Abbey as well.
9. Check out Sally Lunn's
It's one of the world's most famous eating houses, and there's a tiny museum in the basement too!
10. Walk Around The Circus
On your way to the Royal Crescent, don't forget to stop and admire another historic street, The Circus, which forms a circle of townhouses with three entrances.
11. Get in the Christmas Spirit
The Christmas market is beautiful in Bath, so if you're lucky enough to be in town when it's on, go and explore all the tasty and pretty stalls!
12. Treat Yourself to the Perfect Italian Meal at Amarone
As far as Italian food goes, this has to be the best I've had. Everything is perfect, even the pasta and ice cream is made in their kitchen!
13. Take in the Historic Abbey
You can't visit Bath without visiting the Abbey. It's located in the heart of the city and is absolutely stunning inside and out. It has been a place of Christian worship for more than 1200 years, and you can climb to the top for some stunning views as well.
14. Take a Step Back in Time at the Roman Baths
Constructed in the 1st century AD, it's one of the best preserved Roman remains in the world. This was such an incredible experience and if you do anything in Bath make sure it's this. You can even taste some of the spa water if you're brave enough!
15. Get the Best Pizza in the City at Bath Pizza Co.
I'm a bit of a pizza lover, so I had to give this pizza a try. It was delicious, and freshly made on site. It's situated in the old station, which makes for a unique dining experience!

16. Enjoy the Views
Everywhere you go in Bath there's something interesting to see. So, take your time and enjoy yourself!

I didn't have time to check out the Jane Austen Centre, but I hear it's a really interesting experience as well. Check out Visit Bath for more information on the city itself and things to do!


My name is Krista, and like many people I love to travel! I think it's important that people share their travel experiences, so I hope that mine help you in some way in your own travels, or inspire you to travel more! 

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