Last updated on September 8th, 2021 at 12:16 pm
Hey there, this post is mainly my impressions of my first weekend in Bath; if you’d like to read a more in-depth one day guide with the best activities to do there, I highly recommend you to check my “What To Do In Bath In One Day Travel Guide.”
Last weekend I visited for the first time (and not the last time) the historic city of Bath located in the South West of England and was also part of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre.
I did not visit the Roman Baths or the Spa, so I will have to come back.
I left Paris Friday night with EasyJet since it is the cheapest option, as you may have already guessed. I flew from Paris to Bristol; then I walked to Bath with Air Decker Bus’.
(You can book it online here )
When I reached Bath, the sun was starting to set by, so a lovely pinkish sky greeted me.
I stayed in a Hostel this time, and it was pretty cool. One of the best advantages was that The St Christopher Inn is located right into the centre, literally 10min walk from where the bus dropped me. Perfect.
I am now moving onto some serious stuff. Because let me tell you that Bath is seriously a stunning city, the architecture is on point.
The Pulteney bridge area, which you can see in the pictures above, is one of my favourite places. The view is so lovely, and the parade garden is an excellent spot to relax.
Right next to it, you can spot Bath Abbey and the Guildhall.
“Water is best.”
I wondered what that sentence stood for, so I went and did my little google research, and it is was a drinking fountain to push people to drink more water rather than alcohol.
Now, the good thing is that pretty much all the exciting sites in Bath are walkable. This city is seriously one of the nicest I’ve been the chance to walk around.
Though, be careful of the gulls. Seriously, they are everywhere. And being pooped on is the last thing you want. I mean it, you don’t want that.
I had planned to visit the Roman Baths early in the morning on Sunday since I spent a good part of my Saturday catching up with my friends driving around, and at the cinema, I didn’t have time to visit them.
I had planned to visit them on Sunday, but due to poor time management, I left my dorm way later than planned, and since the visit was meant to be taking around two hours or more as I have been told, I couldn’t go because I had my flight to catch in the afternoon.
Shame on me, I know. This is probably my only regret of this weekend.
Side note: if you haven’t watched The Guardians of the Galaxy Vol II yet, you should watch it now.
So I walked around some more to see if I might have missed some nice stuff and see Victoria Park.
I made my way to the Queen Square, then headed to the Royal Avenue that leads to Victoria Park and the Crescent, and chilled for good while there like an old lady before I had to make my way back to find some food and leave for the airport.
Overall you can say that I enjoyed Bath and its atmosphere.
I had visited Bristol back in January, and it was okay, but nothing too spectacular, to be honest; in my opinion, Bath is so much nicer to visit and relax. It also offers almost as many shopping options, museums, and parks.
Edit: Since then, I have lived in Bristol for two months back at the end of 2017 and loved my time there! For example, I would recommend Bristol for a short getaway weekend if you’re looking to get out of London.