Beautiful Bath

May 2014

Over one of the weekends in May, we headed off to Bath for a day trip. Bath is a city in Somerset, South West England. The city became a spa when the Romans built baths and a temple in the valley of the River Avon. It took us about 3 hours to get to Bath and boy, we were blown away by how picturesque the place is!

We spent the entire day exploring Bath and it was definitely not enough because it is just a fabulous city. The next time when we head to Bath, it will most likely be a staycation as we intend to just soak in whatever Bath has to offer.

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The Pump Room

The Pump Room is situated next to main street entrance to the Roman Baths. Visitors can sample the waters from the warm spring which fills the Roman Baths. The building also houses a restaurant, where it is popular to sample the afternoon tea.

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Pasty Presto

We had lunch at Pasty Presto. It is one of those places that claims that they serve the best Cornish pasties. I thought it was just okay even though they have relatively good reviews online.

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There was this lovely gentleman who found Ryan and Gillian very adorable. He allowed the children to play with his gorgeous dogs. He even got this daughter to buy two piggy banks(with one pound coin each) from the souvenir shop and gave them to the little ones. That was an unexpectedly nice gesture from a total stranger!

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Jane Austen Centre

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Royal Crescent

The Royal Crescent is a row of 30 terraced houses laid out in a sweeping crescent in the city of Bath. It is designed by the architect John Wood and built between 1767 and 1774. The Royal Crescent is among the greatest examples of Georgian architecture found in the United Kingdom.

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The children definitely enjoyed their time with Er Jiu.

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Sally Lunn’s

We also managed to find the popular Sally Lunn buns that have long been baked in Bath. They were first mentioned by name in verses printed in the Bath Chronicle, in 1772. At that time they were eaten hot at public breakfasts in Spring Gardens. They can be eaten with sweet or savoury toppings. We bought 4 of them and only tried it when we got back to London. Not impressive at all. I have no idea what is the hype about it at all.

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Tea Break at Waitrose

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Exploring the rest of Bath…

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