A Weekend Away in Bath

Bath is somewhere I’d wanted to visit for a long while, after seeing photos on Instagram showing all of the beautiful buildings. So I recently bit the bullet and booked a weekend away in the City, and it didn’t disappoint. The historic buildings and picturesque streets made the trip all the more enjoyable, and I’d definitely recommend Bath if you’re looking for somewhere to spend a weekend away in the UK.

Where To Stay?

We stayed in Brooks Guesthouse for our short visit, a bed and breakfast a (very) short walk from the centre of Bath. The room had everything you’d need for a comfortable stay including a huge bed that I could have stayed in for days.

Our stay included breakfast, which was delicious and offered plenty of choice. As well as a continental selection including cereals, yogurts and toast there was a hot breakfast menu including traditional English breakfasts, Eggs Benedict, salmon and cream cheese bagels and veggie options. We chose a salmon and cream cheese bagel and a traditional English breakfast and thoroughly enjoyed the meal.

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What To Do?

Shortly after arriving we took a stroll down to the city centre and stumbled across the Roman Baths and Bath Abbey. The Roman Baths was an interesting way to spend a few hours, and we both enjoyed learning about the way the baths were used. The Abbey was a beautiful stop on our visit, and complimented the historic buildings and pale stone architecture of it’s surroundings perfectly.

After this we took a walk alongside the canal, admiring the different views of the city and the cute canal boats dotted around.

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What To Eat?

After visiting the Roman Bath and Bath Abbey we were eager for some food, and in (I’m sure) typical tourist manner we headed to Sally Lunn’s Buns. This had appeared in all of the city guides we had read for Bath and was a welcome mid-afternoon snack, although I’m not sure I’d return.

If there’s one food I can’t get enough of lately it’s pizza. So of course, we had to try out Bath’s pizza offerings, and our restaurant of choice ended up being Dough. Dough is an Italian restaurant boasting 7 different pizza doughs for you to choose from, alongside a menu of pasta, gnocchi and deserts.

To start we indulged in the ‘Antipasto Dough Special’ which was made up of Italian cheeses, cured meats, vegetables, olives and bread. This was delicious, and despite our best attempts to save some room for the main course, we couldn’t help but polish off the whole plate of food.

Next came the mains, we opted for the Capisch pizza and Raviolini Al Gembero Rosso.

The pizza was kamut dough topped with mozzarella, Italian sausage, potato, gorgonzola and onion. The ingredients worked well together and I was left dreaming about that pizza for days!

The Raviolini was also delicious, filled with red prawns and topped with a porcini mushroom and truffle oil sauce.

I’d definitely recommend a trip to Dough for a casual, but delicious Italian meal if you’re in Bath.

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Overall I really enjoyed our whistle-stop tour of Bath, and would love to return to explore the city in more detail. I’d definitely recommend visiting, whether you’ve only got a day to spend, or if you can spare a few it seemed to me to be a city you can enjoy either way!