Friday, 24 April 2015

Bath Weekender

The hubby and I decided to take our new car for a long spin down to Bath to visit my youngest sister who is lucky enough to be at Uni there!

Most hotels and b&b's have a two night minimum stay but this wasn't an option for us so we found Gray's Boutique B&B who were kind enough to allow us to stay for one night in one of their king size rooms (room 7)

Firstly I must say this b&b is amazing and I would thoroughly recommend for anyone to stay here, there is free parking, which is a must in Bath and it's a short 10-15 mins stroll into the city center or a cheap taxi fare away. The rooms are very tastefully decorated, clean and modern and the beds are super comfy. They have Ren products in the bathroom, which put a smile on my face and a few little treats in the cupboard! Not to mention the views over Bath are quite breathtaking.

Breakfast was something, which should not be missed. They had a selection of pastries, juices, fruits and cereals to help yourself followed by cooked options of a Full English, smoked salmon and eggs, veggie options and all the other usual delights such as Eggs Benedict. I opted for the Full English and was not disappointed. The staff are so friendly and helpful and had a whole host of independent restaurants to try too.

Whilst in Bath you must check out the Roman Baths and possibly treat yourself to afternoon tea in the Pump Room. They also have free group walking tours, which start outside the Pump Room at 10:30am and 2pm daily and the tours cover all of the major sites of Bath and last around 2hrs. Definitely pop into Bath Abbey and we also had a little wander around Bath Fashion Museum, which can be discounted if buying a ticket with your Roman Baths entry.

Finally no trip to Bath would be complete without an afternoon or evening soaking yourself in the warm waters and steaming away in the luxurious steam rooms and saunas of the Bath Spa. The main pool looks over the Abbey and Roman Baths and is definitely worth the entrance fee. Changing rooms are large and clean with everything you would need from shower products to hair dryers and fluffy towels are handed to you on entry to the spa.

Whilst in Bath we had a casual dinner at Burgers and Barrels This establishment is tiny and you cannot reserve a table BUT the burgers, fries and cocktails are really delicious and good value, I would definitely check this place out for a bite to eat.