As we are in currently lockdown and none of us can travel, I thought I would reminisce and write about this time last year when me and Lewis went to Bath for the weekend. If you’re thinking of heading to Bath soon (or when we can), here’s a blog post to give you some inspiration of where to stay, what to do and where to eat.
SIDE NOTE: On the way down to Bath, we stopped at Castle Combe for a coffee and bite to eat. Castle Combe is a small, picturesque little village, and I would 100% recommend visiting there if you are passing.
FIRST STOP: CHECKING OUT OUR AIRBNB - BRADFORD ON AVON
Hands down the nicest Airbnb we have stayed in (so far)! Located in Lower Westwood, a 2 minute drive from Bradford on Avon, this converted Chapel is a gem and I’m sure that we will be staying here again soon. Click here to check out this Airbnb for yourself.
By the time we arrived at the accommodation, it was late afternoon so we decided to head into Bradford on Avon, see the sights, sit in the sun and get some food by the river.
HEADING INTO BATH: DAY 1
The next morning we drove to Bradford on Avon train station, got free parking due to the machines not working, bought two return tickets and hopped on a train. The journey only took about 15-20 minutes and we were in the centre of Bath!
With a day of exploring ahead of us, we needed some breakfast and a caffeine fix (for Lewis) to get us going. We got off the train, turned left and right in front of us was The Bertinet Bakery Cafe. This cute little bakery has an amazing range of freshly baked pastries and little breakfast bites to get you fuelled up for the day, along with some great coffee or juice and smoothies for you non-coffee drinkers like me.
Head deeper into the city to check out the shops and history. We decided to go to the Roman Baths and take a tour. Mainly for photographic opportunities, but also to see the historic and famous site. You know, when in Bath and everything. (FYI - we did not buy tickets beforehand. There was only a small queue that we had to stand in for about 10 minutes before getting tickets and entering.)
After this, we walked to the famous Royal Crescent and sat and soaked up the sun for a little while. If you are in the mood for some quaint little shops, which we were, wander over to Margaret’s Buildings and you will see some super cute shops such as Homefront Interiors and Bath Old Books.
Towards the end of the day, and with hunger slowly creeping in, we went to the Giggling Squid near the Theatre Royal Bath for dinner. Luckily for us, the weather over this weekend was perfect, so we were able to sit outside and eat whilst watching and listening to the street performers. Also, I should note that the food was excellent, so I would highly recommend.
Now it was time to jump back on the train and head back to Bradford on Avon and our cosy little airbnb for the night.
BATH: DAY 2
The morning of day 2 was a little slower as we had to leave the Airbnb and make sure we had everything. Yet once again we were hopping onto a train into Bath and grabbing a pastry and smoothie at The Bertinet Bakery Cafe. As we had powered through the first day and seen most of what we wanted to, day 2 was a little more chilled. We wandered the streets of Bath, going in and out of shops (literally... I must’ve visited Hollister at least 3 times) and sitting in coffee shops watching the world go by.
For lunch we went to The Kingsmead Kitchen which was a lovely little place with a chilled atmosphere and friendly staff. The Classic Club sandwich was spot on and I would definitely recommend!
Soon enough, and much to our disappointment, it was time to leave Bath. Although, our weekend was not quite over yet as now we were heading to Oxford for the night (a very last minute decision).
What’s your favourite weekend destination?