Pack Your Bags: Bath, England

I get to head out to Bath a few times a year 
and every single time I go, 
I fall more in love with this little city.

The city is a great mix of Roman history and Georgian architecture.

It offers amazing historical treasures in the Roman Baths & Jane Austen Museum
and a good blend of high-street shopping and quirky market shops.

Ok, so you want to go to Bath?
Good decision.

Here's what you should know:

It's a direct train ride from London to Bath
that will take you an hour and a half.

Leave from London's Paddington station and arrive in Bath Spa.

Once you arrive in Bath, grab a map
or just follow the signs into the city centre, it's easy.

Head to the Roman Baths.
The admission price is £12.25 and includes an audio guide
that will tell you everything you need to know.
{I opt for Bill Bryson's tour or the kid's tour... it's kinda awesome.}

The baths are amazing. 

Honestly, it's one of my favorite places to visit in Europe.

And no, you can't get in the water...
just in case you wondered, if you're anything like me. 

Afterwards, head to the Raven Pub for a pie.

When you've finished your pie & mash, you can head to the Jane Austen Museum
or the Fashion Museum to see period clothing like corsets & hoop-skirts.

Before you leave,
you may want to head back to the baths 
and have tea in the famous Pump Room.

It's gorgeous... 
complete with chandeliers and a string quartet.

Even if you aren't up for splurging on the price of a proper tea,
you should go to the small bar along the side of the room
in front of this little fountain.

There you can get a glass of water from the baths to drink.

It's..... interesting. :)

Even though I've only ever day-tripped to Bath, 
I have high hopes of staying there overnight
and partaking in the glorious sunset-spa experience.


Have you been to Bath?
What did you love?

*all images original to Aspiring Kenendy
Posted on August 8, 2012 and filed under "England day trips", "England", "travel tips", "travel".