Things we did in Bath. Last week, we celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary by retracing our brilliant day with our children. It took us about two hours to drive to Bath. I have only driven around Bath once and that was 10 years ago. I do find the roads are quite complicated especially because of the one way system in some places, and also driving up and down the hills.
After settling ourselves, we walked to the Guildhall where we were registered and then we walked down to the Parade Garden where we took our wedding photos. The place still looks as amazing and clean as my first time visit, some 14 years ago.
We first walked around the streets, admiring the architecture, and down to the garden to check out the amazing River Avon. Did you know that surplus steaming spring water from the Roman Baths will flow back to the River Avon?
The sun was out and best of all, the temperature was about the same as our wedding day. It was sunny, calm and slightly milder than the few days before. We managed to take a few good photos with my children but soon they both got bored and wanted to go and visit the Roman Baths!
Roman Baths is one of the best preserved Roman remains in the world and were constructed around 70 AD as a grand bathing and socialising complex. Today, the steaming spring water still reaches 46 °C and fills the bathing site every single day. We had a great time walking through the Baths and I have blogged about it separately. If you are looking for the Tourist Information office, it is not far from the Roman Baths and Bath Abbey.
We then ended the night with the most expensive Indian fine dining experience ever! For a family of four, we managed to spend well over a hundred pounds. It was a good meal but we were still shocked at the price. It probably didn’t help that we ordered some of the more expensive dishes like rabbit and scallops!
Then the next day, we went to try Sally Lunn’s world famous tea and eating house in the centre of the city of Bath. Their historic building is one of the oldest houses in Bath and their kitchen museum shows the actual kitchen used by the legendary young Huguenot baker Sally Lunn in Georgian Bath to create the first Bath bun – an authentic regional speciality now known the world over.
We went at the right time, just before 12 noon, before it got really busy. After we finished our lunch, the queue was huge. This eatery can only take a small number of visitors at a time. If you want to try this, get in early!
I have always had a sweet tooth, so I went for their coffee and walnut bun. Mr K went for the Salted Beef meal, whilst Mr C had the afternoon tea with bun. The bun was very spongy and yet crispy on the side. It does taste nice and different from any other bun that I’ve tasted.
As this was a short city break, we didn’t have much time to explore the rest of the city but we’ll be back again in future.