Bath is a lovely place to visit. It has a lot of beautiful Georgian buildings, the Roman Baths and Bath Abbey. Although it can be made as a day trip out from the bases its probably best if you stay for a short weekend to make the most of what Bath has to offer.
The best way to find your way here is using Goggle Maps. It will give you all the options, driving or using public transportation so you can make the most informed decision.
If you are looking for parking, use Parkopedia. It will tell you all the options to park in the area- carparks, private parking and parking lots. There is an app that you can download for on the go information.
Bath Abbey is located right next the Roman Baths so it makes sense to visit both. Bath Abbey is a beautiful building which dates back to 1499 but there have been 3 other buildings on the site. King Edgar was crowned at this spot in a previous building.
I am interested in architecture and thought that this was an impressive example. I highly recommend going on one of the Tower Tours. They are inexpensive and give you an amazing insight to the history of Bath, the building and its survival during World War II. You will also be able to see what a fan vaulted ceiling looks like from above.
The Fashion Museum is a small but great collection of clothing with special exhibitions. You can download the audioguide for the permanent fixtures.They also have items that children can put on so they can see what type of clothing people used to wear. You can also visit the Assembly Rooms while you are there.
I liked to see the trends of clothing over time. I loved the 17th century gloves. When I went they had that jaw-dropping J-Lo Versace dress that she wore at the 42nd Grammy Awards in 2000. They also had a display of Diana's dresses when I went.
Go down to the River Avon and stroll along the Pultney Bridge which was completed in 1773. It is one of four bridges in the world that has shops that across the bridge on both sides.
The Roman Baths is of course one of the most visited attractions in Bath. The Roman Baths were built over 2,000 years ago. It is a unique example of Roma baths because it was bigger than most and used more hot water than others.
I really enjoyed this place, they have a great interactive display so little people will also be very interested and it is very informative. Try to make this one of your first stops so that you ensure that you get the most of your visit to Bath.
The Royal Crescent is a sight to behold. If you have seen the movie, The Duchess, you have seen the beautiful architecture. It has 30 houses in total, the facade on the front all look the same but the backs are very different.
Lovely little pub right down on the main street in Bath. It has a great balance between old and new. It was built in 1713. Apparently Charles Dickens is amongst its famous customers and his chair remains in the same spot it always has.
This place is children friendly and has a menu for them too!
Yak Yeti Yak
Yak Yeti Yak is an amazing Nepalese that a friend of ours introduce us to when we went to go watch the Bath Rugby game.
The decor inside is as amazing as the food. I highly recommend this place to anyone I know going to Bath.