Bath

A couple of weeks ago we went on a bit of a tour of the South Coast of England, going to places we have fancied checking out but could never find the excuse to go there! This time we had one – Olympic Sailing in Weymouth!

The first stop on our tour was the Spa City of Bath.  A supposed 7 hour drive from Edinburgh (ended up nearly 10!), and not, in some parts, a very scenic journey.  We arrived at hotel at tea time, and what better way to unwind after that drive but to spend the evening at Bath Thermae Spa.

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The Thermae Spa is a modern take on the old Roman Baths but still uses the same water source, the bubbling geothermal waters.   We arrived just in time for the last 2 hour session! There are 3 areas to choose from, in the basement is a large pool, with Jacuzzi and a lazy river (which I have to confess we spent a lot of time going round on like big kids!).  On the first floor, there was a large room containing 4 steam chambers, each with different scents and a waterfall shower for cooling down after.  On the roof was an outdoor pool with Jacuzzi areas and amazing views over Bath.  Unfortunately you aren’t allowed to take photos, so I have none of the beautiful sunset we seen that evening.

After splashing about for 2 hours and now looking a little prune like, we got changed and headed out to find somewhere to eat. Using our trusted FourSquare app (its served us well in many places – especially the US) we got the recommendation of Jamie’s Italian.  We tried to get a table at the one in Edinburgh the other week, but they were full, so we took this opportunity to try it out.  It was great, I had my new favourite of Stuffed Courgette Flowers for Starter, while Stuart went for the Pea Bruschetta with Smoked Mackerel.  For mains, I went for the Pasta Genovese  and Stuart the burger – both delicious and washed down with some tasty cocktails!!

The next day we visited the Roman Baths, which were fascinating – a really great museum and it was nice to see the original baths and learn a bit of the history of the baths and Roman times! We went for a walk round the city and a long the river, Bath is a really lovely place!

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In order to prepare us for the journey onto Padstow we made a stop at Sally Lunn’s, the oldest house in Bath for their legendary Bath Buns, which were the size of my head!.  Stuart had his with smoked salmon, I couldn’t decide what to have with mine until I seen this

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Well,  if its good enough for Russell Grant, its good enough for me!!

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And Russell was right, it was very very tasty!

We had to tear ourselves away from Bath, as we had to get to Padstow – the next stop on our whirlwind tour!

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