Bath was, somewhat unexpectedly, one of the best parts of our trip. Not that we would or wouldn't have thought it to be wonderful... only that we weren't quite sure exactly what to expect. The internet can only provide so much, you know. So we took a gamble entirely on the recommendations of strangers and are very glad we did.
We stayed at a Bed & Breakfast about 10 minutes walk from Bath City Centre. Upon arrival, we were treated to tea and coffee in the drawing room and given a quick overview of what Bath had to offer. The tone of our trip changed immediately from fast-paced to dreamy. We spent what was left of our first evening walking around the town and then went to dinner, enjoying one of the best Indian meals we've ever eaten: Rajpoot.
Our first full day in bath, we took advantage of one of the free historical walking tours.
Bath is beauty, every which way you turn.
A classic Bath shot, the kind you see in most of the tour packages.
Cuteness in the water...
Everything is lovely in Bath...
The Georgian architecture of the homes and buildings is so lovely... but what is really amazing about Bath is what is below the surface.
Beneath the city lay ruins of the Roman baths - over 1,900 years old.
More and more is being excavated, uncovered and opened to the public over time.
The combination of beauty and history made us both very, very happy campers.
The beauty of Bath turns from subtle to striking as sun sets.
There didn't seem to be much in terms of night-life, but it didn't really matter. We spent hours walking around the city and soaking it all in.
Our walk back home took us along the river before winding us back up the hill. Stopping at a bridge, I remember smiling and sighing as I soaked it all in... never before have I felt like I was in a painting come to life.
A few more days in this beautiful place, please?