Bath, England


We decided to go on a romantic weekend in Bath for our 4th wedding anniversary.  I can’t believe how fast time goes! I have now been living in England for 5+ years and  its beauty continues to amaze me.  It is so peaceful outside of London and some villages feel like you’ve gone back in time.  I love the sleepy pace of English farms and the richness of color in the hillsides.  One of my favourite things is when we throw a bag in the back of the car and hit the road for the weekend.  I’m American, so road trips are part of my DNA.

I love cows and I make Vicki stop whenever we see them in the countryside. This trip was no exception.

 

Once we got settled and put our stuff in our B&B, we headed out for a cheeky pint at our favourite pub, The Huntsman

Hers & Hers @ The Huntsman

It's a good idea to visit the Roman Baths first thing too as it gets crowded quickly.   The Thermal Spa is incredible, with a rooftop pool and indulgent packages perfect for a weekend getaway.  

Bath Abbey is absolutely stunning, and offers music events weekly. If you know me, you know I love doors.  This one was a bit to heavy to bring home.  I think it's pretty much my favorite door ever...

We wandered around the Parade Gardens in the afternoon which overlooks the river Avon and I loved this statue of a beautiful Angel.

FOOD

For the vegetarians out there, Chai Walla is top notch! They don't have a website, but they don't need it.  Food is fresh and delicious.  I have to say, my favorite little place is actually Acorn which is tiny, but classy, and sources all of its ingredients from local artisans.  

 

MUSIC

There are lots of places in Bath to see live music.  The folk music at The Huntsman is incredible, with seemingly random people joining round a table and pulling out a fiddle to create exceptional jam sessions.   There is an annual Folk Festival every August, live music every Sunday at The Bath Brew House, and Wednesday night Jazz at The Pump House.  For the full list of places to suit your fancy, check here for more listings. 

 

YOGA

Ashtanga Yoga Bath has daily Mysore classes, pre-book courses &  a few workshops.

The Bath Iyengar Yoga Centre has 2 location and offers several classes per day.   

Yoga Bodhi offers a wide variety of classes including Anusara, Ashtanga, Ballet fusion & Vinyasa Flow.