A little guide to Bath

For a walk taking in some of Bath’s most elegant Georgian terraces, start at No.1 Royal Crescent, a museum which is decorated and furnished just as it might have been during the period 1776-1796, then walk along the length of the Royal Crescent, heading towards the Botanical Gardens. Walk across the grass and up the hill across to the eastern edge of the Bath Approach Golf Course towards Somerset Place.  Stop to admire Somerset Place before walking over and along to Lansdown Crescent and further down the hill through St James Square before returning to where you started. For something a bit more challenging try the Bath Two Tunnels circuit, a 13 mile walking or cycling loop, or the 102 mile Cotswold Way.

For Fashion/Homewares/Makers shops, check out Berdoulat, a quirky interiors shop with its wide selection of cookery books as well as good coffee. Their bite size quiches looked very tempting. Uber Clothing, virtually next door, has an eclectic selection of makers clothing. We liked the BRGN boots so much we bought a pair! Then other places to visit for a selection of fashion, makers and homewares were The Loft, Always Sunday, Biggy Best, A Yarn Story, Mebyl and Graham & Green.

For something to Eat and Drink, we could have eaten everything in the Fine Cheese Company and its cake shop next door. The pear and ginger friands were outstanding.

We liked the Marlborough Tavern gastro pub and can recommend Noya’s Kitchen for Vietnamese. Go for the specials! If you are more of a grazer, choose a bottle of wine and accompanying plate of cheeses and charcuterie at The Beckford Bottle Shop. The locals head to Walcot House when Bath is busy and you don’t want to feel like a tourist. Wander around this area if you are searching for vintage clothing and antiques. And if you are a period drama fan, look out for film crews. Apparently Bridgerton is currently in town!

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