So I recently took a much needed long weekend off work and spent it in a country lodge in the City of Bath with my boyfriend. Bath had always been on my bucket list of places to visit and after watching the Michalak’s vlog ‘Lets Move to Bath’ (watch here) it was all the convincing I needed to get my butt into gear and actually book it.
We stayed in the cutest country lodge just outside the city called ‘Bath Mill Lodge’. We had previously fallen in love with these lodges last year after staying in a similar one in Guildford. It’s private and cosy allowing you to feel like you’re in the secluded countryside yet easily in reach of the City and also the onsite facilities such as a gym, bar and restaurant. It definitely has that all important ‘hygee’ factor too!
We arrived on a Friday evening after a three hour drive from London (we definitely made the mistake of listening to the sat nav which took us through a VERY busy Fulham…) So after quite a long drive the first thing we did was find the local to pick up some bits and bobs for the lodge. The first thing I noticed as I stepped out of the car was how fresh the air felt. As soon as you step out of the crazy wonderful but busy (and extremely polluted…) bubble of London, it suddenly becomes so much easier just to simply breathe. I instantly felt a wave of calm as I took some long breaths. Even though Martyn initially laughed at my pure excitement of fresh air he also agreed. Anyway, after I got over the concept of breathing we decided to finish the evening with dinner at the onsite restaurant. We were greeted with complimentary champagne and a glorious meal as we planned what to explore over the weekend.
Up bright and early..(ish) Saturday morning we started with a tour of the city of Bath using the podcast ‘World Heritage Site Audio Tour’. We discovered this podcast from the website visitbath.co.uk and it was free to download from ITunes onto your mobile. It was the perfect companion to have with you as it pointed out and explained parts of this beautiful city we may had initially just walked past. It takes you through the whole city with a total of 12 stops and the best thing being it is TOTALLY FREE!
The whole city is just so historic. You feel as though you have stepped back in time as you wander over the cobbled streets and look up at the amazing architecture. Of course there is a Primark and a few Costa Coffees that bring you back to the 21st century but apart from that you feel as though you have stepped into a Victorian novel.
One of the stops was the beautiful Bath Abbey.
One of the most famous sights of Bath is the Royal Crescent. It’s a magificent row of ultimate house goals, maybe one day eh!!
After the Michalak’s recommendation and also the suggestions on VisitBath a place I was extremely excited to visit was ‘Sally Lunn’s Buns’
Luckily we didn’t have to wait too long for a table for two but I did see at times that the queue would be out the door! And now I know why! MY GOSH! These buns are delicious. We both opted for the famous Bun and Jam with Sally Lunn Bunn’s own tea. Definitely will be returning here next time to sample more from the menu….
Although I didn’t plan this it happened to be Guy Fawkes night that Saturday. I have never been one for big fireworks displays but I have to say watching the display from the famous Pulteney Bridge over this magical city was a moment I will never forget.
Part two will be up soon, with pictures of when we explored the Roman Baths.
Let me know of your favourite cities to visit, definitely want to explore more cities in the near future!