The drive from Salisbury to Bath, about 40 miles and just over an hour, was a beautiful one. Long country roads, beautiful scenery and lots of pretty cottages to drive past was a lovely way to start the morning. In all honesty, that felt like a nice thing to do in itself. When we drove over the hill to head down into Bath, the views of the city were so spectacular I had to stop to take some photos, and I couldn’t wait to spend a day in Bath exploring.
Bath is the largest city in Somerset, and became a World Heritage Site in 2011. I went just looking for somewhere pretty to walk around for a few hours, but in non COVID times you’re likely to want to see the main attractions: The Crescent, Royal Circus, one of the Bath Spas, Pulteney Bridge being just a few. Spending a day in Bath for me didn’t involve any of these though, as it turned out.
We went for a more slow day, mostly through not wanting to be around a lot of people for obvious reasons. We walked through the streets, past the Baths, Bath Abbey, and lots of beautiful buildings. We saw cute narrow streets full of pretty shops, before heading for Brunch at Good Day Cafe, which was a dog friendly cafe full of gorgeous food and beautiful decor. Worth a visit, and look out for their wall full of Polaroids of all the Good Dogs who have visited!
Once we’d finished Brunch, we went for a walk down by the river. The tall buildings down there reminded me of Amsterdam and Hamburg and I took lots of photos, because anywhere that’s like one of my favourite cities has to be photographed.
I’d parked down by the river so after we’d spent a while down there, we left the city so that we could head off to Glastonbury, but if I’d had more time I would have visited the more touristy parts of Bath that I mentioned at the beginning of this post.
Have you been to Bath? Where should I have seen?