In Bath we stayed at the Bailbrook Lodge, a Grade 2 converted manor house which is privately owned. It was very comfortable and the staff almost overwhelmingly helpful.
We later returned to eat there and it was excellent.
On Sunday we walked into Bath, but although the sun was shining to begin with, the wind was bitter. So glad we didn't follow our first instinct to leave our coats behind. We played real tourists and took the open top bus tour, even more glad of coats now !!
Of course we couldn't miss a visit to the Roman Baths, or at least my SIL and I couldn't. The men weren't so keen so stayed outside and enjoyed some real entertainment from a unicycle artist and a young girl opera singer. I hate to say it but I think in some respects they were wise. Oh the baths were quite interesting but I think they have made them far too commercialised. It has lost its reality and looks more like a film set!
The Georgian buildings were as I imagined them and it was easy to transport ourselves back to Jane Austen times and imagine parading in front of the famous crescent.
However one of the things which most impressed me and took us all by surprise were the wonderful allotments. Very well kept and showing an abundance of fresh planting. Well thats just us, growing up in a farming area, what would you expect!!
Bath was very attractive but I think overall it was not my most favourite destination. I'm glad I've seen it though.
We returned to our hotel by river taking a cruise up the Avon back to the restaurant mill, a pleasant leisurely way to end our day.