Top 5 things to do in Bath according to us flowery folks!

10/14/2015 12.54.38pm – Posted by Ella

Bath is an absolutely beautiful city… Not only do we say so ourselves but I guess this is proven by the 5 million visitors we get every year! I feel absolutely privileged to have always lived here and to have always worked in/around the area. Bath has so much to offer for a relatively small place and I’m going to share all my knowledge with lovely lot about where to go and what to do/see in and around the historical city of Bath.

It’s renowned for its 18th-century architecture, theatres and museums and is designated a World Heritage site by UNESCO.

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Bath is most well known for its ‘Royal Crescent’. A row of 30 terraced houses in a sweeping crescent shape built between 1767 and 1774 by John Wood the Younger. The Royal Crescent is a perfect example of Bath’s incredible Georgian architecture and is just one of the 5000 listed buildings in Bath.

Would I recommend taking a visit to the crescent? Yes, 100%. It still ceases to amaze me everytime I drive by and that’s a good few times a week when delivering in the city centre!

What would I recommend doing on the crescent? Take a visit to the Royal Crescent Hotel and indulge in afternoon tea at the Dower House restaurant or even better, if the sun is shining, in the beautifully kept gardens. Served daily between 1.30-6pm.

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Whilst you’re in that direction… one of the town houses on the Royal Crescent has recently been opened up to the public as a museum (No 1 Royal Crescent) if you’re interested to find out all about how the Romans lived. Tickets are only £9 for an adult and £4 for a child.

A short ten minute drive from our studio is the wonderful Thermae Bath Spa. The spa was re-opened in 2006 and is constructed in Bath stone using waters from the three natural hot springs in Bath. I would recommend taking a trip here to relax, unwind and enjoy views across Bath from the rooftop pool.

Roman Baths – I’d recommend a visit of 1.5-2.5 hours to visit this attraction in central Bath. This grade 1 listed building was constructed by John Wood the Elder and John Wood the Younger (who also designed the Royal Crescent) in 1894 and completed in 1897. The Roman Baths have four features, the Sacred Spring, the Roman Temple, the Roman Bath House and the museum. The museum houses a selection of Roman artifacts that were found within the Roman Baths.

Next stop… walk five minutes from the Baths to Pulteney Bridge. Pulteney Bridge was built in 1774 and designed by Robert Adam in a palladium style. It is an exceptional build as it has shops running on both sides of the bridge and has a wonderful view over the weir and Parade Gardens.

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There are lots more fabulous things to do in and around Bath, we will post a blog again very soon of lots more suggestions of what to do and where to go!

Enjoy x

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