Spending 48 hours in Bath has always been a dream for me. So when the chance came up for a last minute trip, this was the perfect time to visit the city.
To start, this trip was unplanned and not something on the to do list. However, due to my blog not being able to financially support both of us. Both myself and Clive still have full time jobs and a set number of holiday days that we need to take. So when it was found that we both had holiday left we were determined to make it count.
The Place to Stay
We weren’t choosy when booking the hotel as the only intention was to sleep in it. We didn’t have a large budget, but I’m so glad that we chose to go with what we did. The Best Western Limpley Stoke Hotel is just on the outskirts of Bath. For those of you that watched my vlog, you will know that I was bowled over with how stunning the room was. (If you didn’t watch it, you can check it out here!)
Things To Do (Day 1)
There are a million things we could have done whilst we were there, but I’m glad that we chose the places that we did. We started the trip by visiting the Fashion Museum which is located inside the Assembly Rooms. To be honest I expected more, but I still enjoyed seeing how fashion has changed over hundreds of years. Experiencing what it would be like to have to wear a corset everyday was eye opening. Whilst there we walked around the Assembly Rooms and I think I want move in (or at least have one of those giant chandeliers). Seriously, they are just the epitome of luxury and I feel like I need that in my life right now.
It didn’t take long to see the museum so we headed further into the city and found a vintage market to have a stroll. There was nothing that stood out, but it was still so nice to see what people were offering. If you ever find yourself in Bath on the last Sunday of the month then I would highly recommend it. We had lunch and as the weather was picking up it was decided that we would play mini golf. This is something we both enjoy and its always interesting to see who gets the first hole in one. For total disclosure, it was me!
Things To Do (Day 2)
The second day started with a trip to the Roman Baths. This is something that I honestly believe that everyone should pay a visit to. I learnt so much about the history of Bath and about the Romans, it was such a good experience. I expected the water to smell but it doesn’t and it is so beautiful to look at. We walked up the high street and popped in and out of little boutiques and stores. The final stop was the Bath Abbey and unfortunately some of it was still undergoing refurbishment. But you could still see the beauty and time that has clearly gone into building it. Sadly, there weren’t tours of the tower that day and it was disappointing not to see the view from the top. However we decided that we will be sure to go back and do it again when we can.
Places To Eat (Day 1)
If you have read my past blogs or watched my videos then you will know that I have Coeliac Disease. This means the body can’t process wheat properly. Consequently, when we travel, its a challenge to make sure there are places I can eat that aren’t too far. This time, it was lucky the hotel was very clued up on my needs. They catered for both wheat and dairy intolerance’s as well as vegan diets.
On the first day, we had one main meal whilst exploring the city. We decided to try TGI Fridays as they are gluten free. I tried their cheeseburger and chips and have to admit that I wasn’t disappointed. They were very careful and the manager came and spoke to you about dietary needs. There was a tablet that showed menu options and how to order. This was late and we decided to forgo dinner and pick up some snacks on the way to the hotel.
Places To Eat (Day 2)
On the second day, the day was spent in the city and started with breakfast at the hotel. In between the Baths and our trip around the town, we stopped for a cake and hot-chocolate in Cafe Nero. I thoroughly enjoyed my brownie and Clive indulged in a Millionaires Shortbread. We don’t eat a lot when we are travelling as its busy trying to see everything in a small time frame. However, that being said we popped in to a cafe called Sweet Little Things. They had the cutest decor and sold the most adorable gluten-free cakes. This is by far one of the places I recommend if you find yourself with 48 hours in Bath!
That evening we decided that the best thing would be to have dinner at the hotel and indulged by not worrying about the cost. I had Hunter’s Chicken, with garlic sauce and smothered in melted cheese, accompanied by sweet potato wedges. I followed it with a strawberry Eton Mess sundae which tasted so fresh and creamy I felt like I could eat it all over again. The staff were beyond helpful with explaining what options were available how they ensured that there was no cross contamination. We are planning to stay with them again when we go down to London for my birthday and I cannot wait to see the menu choices this time.
Overall, the trip was so amazing and I am really beginning to fall in love with travelling again. My next trip is back up to see my mum in Yorkshire and then me and Clive are heading to London for a long weekend for my birthday. I cannot recommend Bath enough as somewhere to spend a romantic weekend with a partner or even an exploration and spa weekend with some girlfriends.
Let me know in the comments if you have been to Bath before or if you are planning to head there soon!