For those of you who don’t already know, Bath is located in the South West of England, about a 40 minute drive from Bristol (the nearest city).
If you are planning to visit for the day, I would suggest getting the Park & Ride bus to and from the centre to avoid parking issues (the car parks tend to get pretty full up),. Or, you can get a train directly into the centre of Bath if this is easier for you
I have decided to do a post on Bath as it is THE best place if you’re up for a good ol’ wander around…I’ll show you how…
Head towards the water to find this picturesque spot of Bath.
The weir looks like a horse-shoe shaped waterfall (and makes for a pretty good photograph backdrop).
Just to the side of the water, there is also a place called the Parade Gardens which is a lush place to sit in the summer. Bath gets pretty crowded at times, so it’s a great little place to go and escape the busy streets above.
C O S T: Free
Again, a great place to take in the sights of the curving crescent of houses behind the huge lawn of grass.
I would suggest having a picnic here in the summer months and trying your hand at crazy golf at Victoria Falls Adventure Golf just across from the grass area.
As for the winter months, over Christmas (November to January) there is an ice rink here, located next to the crazy golf.
C O S T: Crazy golf – £4.50 student/£5.00 adult
Ice skate – £10.50 student/£11 adult
Free to look at, that’s all you need right! Take your obligatory Bath touristy pic in front of it and then admire the view.
There tends to be street performers just in front or to the side of the abbey, so keep an eye out for them.
If you’re keen, you can go inside the abbey where there is a suggested donation of £2 students/£4 adults. But it’s pretty nice to just look at.
C O S T: Free (or £2 if you go in)
Ok ok, this is a bit bougee considering the whole aim of this blog is to show you how to travel on a budget butttt, I had to include the spa as it’s b e a u t i f u l.
You have to treat yourself sometimes right…so what better way than a spa day!?
If you have a special occasion coming up, a birthday, anniversary, or just fancy an excuse to spoil yourself, this is a pretty good place to do just that.
C O S T: £36 (for 2 hours at spa)
I’m not sure if they are officially referred to as ‘the lane’, but they remind me of the lanes in Brighton. If you head to Union Parade you’ll end up where I am talking about…
It’s basically a load of winding little lanes to the side of the main street, lined with independent cafes, restaurants and boutique/gifty stores.
C O S T: Free
Good Day Cafe – grab a coffee here
Mokoko Coffee – again, lovely coffee
The Sweet Shop – a trip to Bath is not complete without visiting
Bens Cookies – amazing warm cookies
Cafe au Lait – brunch
Cosy’s – lovely tapas dishes (check website for deals too)
Dough Pizza – sourdough pizza
West Cornwall Pasty co. – one of the many pasty shops here
Cornish Bakehouse – another good pasty shop
I’d love to know what your highlights were and if you have any money saving tips and tricks?