Taking a bath in Bath
Our road trip continues, and we journey on toward Bath.
As we draw crosser we turn off the Motorway, and onto a road leading in.
We decide to stop at a bakery for a toilet break, and as we do we spy our hotel we have booked for the night – complete and utter chance. So we sot and drop off our bags and get directions to the best place to park in Bath.
This proves most useful as we head to the very crowded city centre.
We go to take a look at the Baths and the crowd ad line up is full on, plus it is about $40 Australian a person to go in. So we decide to look in through the restaurant window instead and then to wait and do a walking tour of bath.
Bath pools are mineral pools, so the green is the minerals and the general Roman baths are not open for a swim.
So we head to lunch and find a fantastic little French bakery. Here we are served by a lovely lady. The food and coffee here was great, and so were the prices. It was down a little lane way, and we loved sitting in the sun.
We wander back to the cathedral and wait for our tour to begin. This is a great square with loads of buskers and tourists.
We meet our guide. There must have been 40 people on the walking tour, so we are split in groups. Our guide is funny, and engages with Explorason. We tell him he is “teacher” for today, and he is great!
So he takes us to the adults only spa, but of course we can’t go in as we have a child. This really disappointed us about Bath, as we had gone there with great hopes of a dip.
We do learn a lot of history, and we walk as far as the park with him. Here it is too hot, and our feet are getting too tired, and really, the lesson is losing interest for Explorason.
So we head back to the main square and enjoy the buskers.
It is already 3:30 p.m., so we decide it is time for an early day.
We have decided to stay at The Crown at Tolldown. It is about 10 miles out, but a great saving on accommodation.
We return for an early dinner and love it. The restaurant is very modern in its serving of food and menu, but the style is good old fashioned service.
Our room is only 6 weeks old! It is fantastic with a great room tray of goodies including plunger coffee, cookies and sparkling water.
So now it is time for a bath.
We actually all take turns and have a lovely hot relaxing bubble bath – yes a bath in Bath.
Accommodation Name: The Crown at Tolldown
Location: Tolldown, Dyrham, Chippenham SN14 8HZ
Telephone: 01225 891166
Date stayed: June 2014
Breakfast: Fully cooked with vegetarian option
Kitchen: Not in room. Restaurant available.
Child friendly: Yes