The 10 Best Things to See in Bath


Bath: A City for Victorians

Saying that I loved Bath is an understatement. Even in the pouring rain where your shoes are ruined and the wind breaks your umbrella, Bath is a beautiful city. It's got Roman history and that Victorian charm that makes you think that Mr. Darcy is going to pop out at any time. If you're a Jane Austen fan, this is the city for you. 

10. Prior Park Landscape Gardens: had it not been raining and if I had more time, I would have made it to this beautiful park. It gives you great views and makes you feel like you are in the middle of one of Jane Austen's novels. It a bit outside the city center, but for nature lovers, its worth it.

Roman Baths Overflow
9. Fashion Museum: it is advertised as one of the best fashion museums in Europe, so for fashion lovers its worth the visit. You can buy your tickets when visiting the Roman Baths at a discount, so if you're curious, its one of the few museums in Bath.

8. The Circus: this was interesting because it was buildings that formed a perfect circle. Or is it oval? The buildings are beautiful in themselves, but with the park in the middle it made it even more of a sight.

7. Parade Gardens: these beautiful gardens overlook the river. They're like a quiet little refuge from the city, not that you would need it. I can only imagine the gardens blossomed in the spring and summer.

6. Alexandra Park: this park offers a beautiful view of Bath from above. It is right near the Royal Crescent, which something in itself. Alexandra Park is described as one of the prettiest Bath has to offer, and lets just say that Bath has to offer a lot!

Roman Baths
5. Jane Austen Center: yes this is for all you Austen fans out there. Since most people are going to Bath to see a bit of what inspired her in her writings, this is a place for you to stop. Whether you want to learn more about her, read her books, or just appreciate some Victorian history, this is the place for you.

4. Royal Crescent: what makes this so pretty is that I can imagine coming outside on a sunny day and sitting on the grass. The crescent shaped building is very beautiful, but the field of grass in front of it adds to the relaxing nature that is Bath. You can really sense the city's appreciation of the beauty of nature.

3. Pulteney Bridge: what is interesting about this bridge is that there are stores and restaurants on it. Its a beautiful bridge keeping in style of the architecture of Bath. Its not often that I get to see bridges with buildings on them, so I like to take a moment to appreciate it. That and the view is amazing.

Bath Abbey
2. Bath Abbey: this beautiful abbey was very interesting because of all the plaques on the wall. Each plaque is for someone that passed away, most from the Victorian age. They tell stories about the people. It makes for a very interesting tour of the abbey, which is full of light and beautiful. In a way, it gives you a history of Bath.

1. Roman Baths: this was a very well done museum. Rather than just showing you the bathes, it showed how the worked and explained the history of the Romans in Bath. Of course it's beautiful so it's worth the visit. With the steam, the green water, and the gold-stained pump, it is a beautiful sight. Just be prepared for the hefty admission price.

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