Spending a day in Bath was one of the final things I wanted to cross off my London to-do list, along with visiting Oxford and The Cotswolds which will have to wait for a future trip.<
I caught the train from Paddington for the day which was expensive at £47.50 return. Another option would have been to book myself on a day trip like this one which start at £45, but I’d already been to Stonehenge and wanted enough time in Bath to explore everything I wanted to.
It was a happy solo trip and with a bit of research before I went I had a good plan of what I wanted to see and do and was able to achieve all this within just a day in Bath.
How to spend a day in Bath
My first stop was the traditional Roman Baths where entry was £12.25 and included an audio guide (which I found hard to follow – the numbers on the audio guide were not in any order and the signage dotted around the site telling you what number to press was not great).
After finishing my wander around I headed for the modern Therme Bath Spa. I got a two hour pass for £26. The rooftop pool was a bit cold to hang out in for long at this time of the year but the view was very cool. I spent most of my time between the Minerva Bath downstairs and the aroma rooms which vary in scent and heat.
I visited Sally Lunn’s (which is definitely a tourist trap) for Queen Victoria’s Tea – tea with half a Sally Lunn topped with lemon curd and cream, and then finished my day in Bath with a walk up to Royal Crescent and the Circus which were stunning amongst the autumn leaves.
Have you spent a day in Bath? What else would you recommend to do there for someone with more time?