A Winter Weekend in Bath

This Sunday I spent my afternoon organising the photos from our January weekend away in Bath. (I told you I was behind on my photo organisation!)

Despite the grey skies and cold weather, (or perhaps because of them), we had a delightfully relaxing weekend. We got a last minute deal at The Queensbury Hotel, and took the train direct to Bath after work on the Friday evening.  We arrived at 8pm so as restaurants tend to close early outside of London, we went straight from the station for dinner at The Scallop Shell. We learnt later that it was voted the UK’s best fish and chips restaurant for 2016 – and we certainly couldn’t argue with the accolade. The batter was as light and fluffy as a cloud and the chips were delicious too.

As it was our 5 year anniversary (where did the time go?!), we splurged on a visit to the Thermae Bath Spa where we soaked in the external steaming roof top pool at dusk overlooking the city. It was truly magical, and I’d highly recommended a visit there in the winter months to get the best effect.   A weekend city break getaway wouldn’t be complete without a few key ingredients, so here are mine:

  1. A lazy afternoon coffee stop (We made ours at Colonna Coffee)
  2. A museum visit (We enjoyed the recently extended Holburne Museum)
  3. A potter through the shops (I was pleasantly surprised to discover that they have a HAY ‘mini-market‘ store in Bath. The shop is filled with elegant and clean lined danish furniture and housewares. Make it a stop on your list if you are in town.)
  4. A delicious evening meal, usually involving steak (We tried The Herd Steak House and weren’t disappointed)
  5. A Christmas Tree Ornament (Bath has a history of glass blowing, so we bought ours here at Bath Aqua Glass – they also do classes, but we didn’t have time)
  6. The opportunity to take photos (The honey coloured Georgian terraces that line every street made perfect subjects)




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