After a drive from London to Bath (via Stonehenge and Salisbury), I was pretty ravenous.

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I didn’t even think to pack snacks in the car (rookie mistake) so there was nothing throughout the journey over to take the edge off the hungry rumbling in my tummy (asides a cheeky pasty at Stonehenge).

As soon as we arrived in Bath, before we even attempted to check in, we headed straight to the pub for some grub, and a good old catch up with some friends!

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Now a catch up with friends is great, but when they have a new puppy, well needless to say (in between moments spent stuffing my mouth), all my attention was on the puppy! Just look at that face!!!

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The next morning, we woke up to a not so sunny but very very warm Bath and headed off on a little jaunt through the city with one aim in mind – visiting the Roman Baths!

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Again, similar to Stonehenge, Bath is a city I’d very much taken for granted in the past.

My memories of Bath involve visiting friends here, going on nights out in the city (I still have fond memories of a ‘Back to School’ party from years ago) and so, although I knew Bath was a beautiful city to visit, it felt regular to me.

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Coming back now was a totally different kettle of fish as I saw the city in a very different light.24 Hours In Bath, England (1)

After a fairly quick queue, we headed straight in to see what all the fuss was about.

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As we found with Stonehenge, this was totally worth it!

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Thing is, a visit to Bath is more than just seeing the ‘outdoorsy bits’ of The Roman Baths – there’s so much more that goes on inside which I’d not been privy to prior to visiting.

It’s also worth noting that you can also get a pretty great view from here of Bath Abbey!

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After leaving the Roman Baths, we pretty much spent the rest of the morning, aimlessly wandering through Baths pretty little streets, trying fudge in its quaint shops and eventually arriving at Sally Lunn’s Eating House, which is not only the oldest house in Bath but is also famed for the Bath bun! (You’ve got to try the Bath bun when you’re here).

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After our mandatory Bath bun, we made one quick stop before leaving for our next stops on our trip – The Cotswolds. The stop in question is Bath’s Royal Crescent, which has been home to many notable people over the years.

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It’s nice to see the Royal Crescent but it’s not the most exciting place to visit in Bath (there’s not much you can do here) so a quick breeze through is all you need here really… unless you have a picnic, in which case, you can camp outside the surrounding greens while tucking into your treats.

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Next stop – The Cotswolds!

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  • Bath has been on my list! Hopefully during my next visit to the UK I can cross it + Stonehenge off the list!

    • HandLuggageOnly

      You should let us know if you’re planning a trip Rachel, always happy to help with some tips and logistics 🙂

      Lloyd & Yaya xx

  • TastetheTea

    Bath on my list also! Looks soo nice!

    Chelsea – http://www.TastetheTea.co.uk

    • HandLuggageOnly

      You’ll love it! Such an incredible place.. and those Roman Baths are stunning! 🙂

      Lloyd & Yaya xx

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  • I’ve visited the Roman Bath too and pretty much took the same photos:))

    • HandLuggageOnly

      Haha! I bet we stood in exactly the same spot! 😉 Great minds think alike, eh? 🙂

      Lloyd & Yaya xx

  • kenza dwn

    Since I moved out to London, I’m definitely going to explore more of this beautiful country and bath is on my list with Stonehenge ! Thank you for this article, I really love your work and the content of your articles. Keep going like that 🙂

    Kenza from http://travelwithkenza.blogspot.co.uk/

    • HandLuggageOnly

      Thanks so much for your kind comment Kenza, it really is a special place! We loved it!

      Do let us know if you’re planning a trip, always happy to help with advice and tips if you need them. 🙂

      Lloyd & Yaya xx

  • That puppy was TOO CUTE!

    Question: Does anyone actually submerge themselves in the water anymore in Bath? Or is that just something people USED to do?

    • Not at the roman bath that is in the photos but there is a spa in bath, I think called thermae bath spa, and I believe the water may be from the springs. Best bit is there is a pool on the roof with a view over bath x

      • Oh, cool! Thanks very much for the info! I’ve always wondered haha!

      • HandLuggageOnly

        Such a great suggestion about the spa, Emmie – we really want to visit it – It’s been open a few years now hasn’t it?

        Lloyd & Yaya xx

        • Yes, about ten years now! I don’t love it (because Japan has spoiled me and the water isn’t hot enough for me in the UK) but the rooftop pool is nice x

          • HandLuggageOnly

            Ahhhh! Will be needing some tips from you on Japan! We’re heading there in February and soooooo excited! 🙂

            Lloyd & Yaya xx

          • Argh! So exciting! Where in Japan are you going?

          • HandLuggageOnly

            Definitely heading to Tokyo but not sure of anywhere else. We’re thinking of heading a little out of the city too, just not sure where yet 🙂

            Lloyd & Yaya xx

    • HandLuggageOnly

      The puppy was adorable. He’s so placid and friendly – a little bundle of joy!

      As Emmie mentioned, you can’t enter the baths now but the new rooftop spa is apparently incredible to visit (we’ve not been but we always hear good things about it).

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  • Love your photos, as ever 🙂 I used to go to Bath every weekend as a teenager and definitely took it for granted!

    • HandLuggageOnly

      Thanks so much Emmie for your kind words x

      it’s funny we had the same about Edinburgh, we lived there for 6 years and totally took it for granted, it’s only upon leaving that you truly appreciate how wonderful the place is! 🙂

      Lloyd & Yaya xx