After visiting Castle Douglas, the next stop on our trip, or holiday as they say in the UK, was Bath Spa. Bath is a picturesque city that is situated along the River Avon in the county of Somerset, England. The Roman Baths, built in 60 AD, are a major tourist attraction. There are many other sites to see, including Bath Abbey, the Royal Crescent and the Assembly Rooms. You will find many examples of Georgian architecture in the city. Bath is an easily walkable city, which adds to its appeal.
The Roman Bath were built in approximately 60 AD, during the Roman occupation of Britain. It is a very interesting place to visit, and is filled with history, artifacts and amazing engineering feats. Check the link above for more on the history of the baths. I suggest visiting first thing in the morning to avoid the crowds.
You will find costumed characters at the baths.
Bath Abbey was built in the 1600s after several other churches that occupied the site were ruined. One can attend services at the abbey; my husband and I have attended the Friday evening service on several occasions.
The Royal Crescent is another must see attraction. This row of thirty houses are a beautiful example of Georgian architecture.
Royal Victoria Park is a beautiful place to visit, in particular the Botanical Gardens are a pretty place to stroll.
There are many great restaurants in Bath, one of our favorites is The Pig and Fiddle, also referred to as “The Pig”, it is a popular place with the locals.
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Bath is a lovely place to visit, and it is quite popular and draws large crowds of tourists in the summer months, so I suggest going in the off season. We have visited on several occasions in October, when there are fewer tourists.
Have you been to Bath Spa? If so, please leave a comment with your favorite activities there.