I hope your all doing fab on this gloomy British day … know really I have not seen the sun once since I’ve foot in this place! I knew people always talked about the British weather but I never hear of what I would call the ‘British haze’ It’s a greyness that just hovers in the sky, even on a fairly hot day for England the sun doesn’t beam down it makes its way through the haze. This is not to say that England is not a beautiful country with a lot more green fields than I had expected. When travelling through the countryside the little towns do pop out in the middle of nowhere due to the green meadows surrounding them.
This week I have meet up with my younger cousin and caught a train up to Bath. There is something I just love about travelling by train maybe its just because in New Zealand train are not a common commute option. However here you can catch a train to just about anywhere you please. It’s a classic way to sit back and see the small towns go by the window, read a book or day dream….(this is my preferred option).
Bath is a fairly small town with traditional features of stone brick. It has the cuties street stalls that turn into mini markets and has a famous street that is lined over head with bright coloured umbrellas. Defiantly a classic photo opportunity for the many tourists that make their way to this town.
As soon as you hop off the train a sneaky little British Icon is just waiting for you to do some acting / Swing out the front door of the good old red telephone box.
The main attraction for Bath Town is the Roman Baths. This is a are in which the romans use to come to bathe for the natural hot flowing water. (Thermal pools).
With such grand architecture and the history of the place it’s a must see spot.
However, in saying this it is a well-known for a tourist post were over a million tourist flock to every year. Guided tours start from 10 in the morning however the site opening hours are: 9:00am/9:30am depending on the season to 5:00pm.
Here is the link to the Roman Bath webpage if you did want to visit the site all the prices are listed: https://www.romanbaths.co.uk/tickets-prices
Sneaky tip: If you’re travelling on a budget and are not super fascinated into history but still curious to find out what’s behind the walls leading into the baths. There is a way to see the baths for free! Yes, for free.
So go have a look and brows around the gift shop on the main street and opposite to the till area there is stairs leading up. If there are guards standing there ask were the bathroom is and they will tell you it is through the “tearoom” which is a massive function hall where you can hire a table for a high tea lunch. But before you get there on your right is two balcony window doors that are usually open. Go out onto the balcony and enjoy a free birds eye view from the top!
Last tip for visiting Bath, I think it is a absolute must to find your way down through the little side streets and get lost as you will find little gems like this terrace home with trails growing up the side.
I Hope that whoever may be heading in the direction of Great Britain will pop over to the lovely bath for a day visit (Yes I think you can see it all in a day maybe two if you like to take things slow) and come back to leave me a comment letting me know of your experience and what you thought.
xx Kirstyclaire xx
*Disclaimer: As always this is a free flow, natural Blog post which is unedited therefore may have spelling and grammar mistakes.