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A single girl’s guide to Bath

Bath is probably one of the most romantic cities in England, if not the most. Happy couples of every age and nationality are all around you; strolling on the banks of the river Avon, crossing over beautiful Pulteney bridge and taking pictures at the Roman Baths as they lovingly look at each other.

I recently decided to visit romantic Bath by myself and had an absolutely fabulous time as a solo female traveller. Here’s my handy guide showing you how to have a wonderful time in the best possible company: on your very own!

My first stop was No.1 Royal Crescent, a reformed 18th century historic house and museum. Here you can see first-hand how wealthy Georgian society lived. There are live guides in each room who are more than willing to tell you interesting and funny anecdotes about the Georgians; such as the fact that their wigs were often riddled with lice and how there used to be no bathrooms in the house! You can also venture below the stairs to the servants quarters to see how life compared for the working class.

no.1 royal crescent

Next I visited the Jane Austen Centre for a further insight into 18th century Bath and the famous author’s life during the five years she lived in the city. One of the highlights was getting the chance to dress up in Regency gowns and imagine what I’d have looked like in Jane’s time. There also no harm in daydreaming a little bit about Mr. Darcy whilst you’re there too…

Jane Austen Centre

Following the Jane Austen Centre, I took a short walk to the Roman Baths, home to the hot springs around which the city is built upon. It is absolutely amazing to wander through these ancient ruins and wonder about everything these stones have witnessed. I was amazed to see that the Great Bath still steamed with thermal water today and even met a Roman soldier strolling around the Baths!

After doing my fair share of sightseeing and soaking up the history I was keen to do some actual soaking in the modern Thermae Bath Spa I’d heard so much about. Thermae Bath Spa is Britain’s only day spa to use natural thermal spring water and boasts an incredible rooftop pool from which I had the pleasure of watching the autumn sun set.

Roman Baths and Thermae Bath Spa

I hope that I have inspired you with my single girl’s itinerary for a day trip in Bath, find out more things to do here.

You can follow more of my travels over on Instagram @angelagolds

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