Admiral Arthur Phillip was a British Naval Admiral and administrator of the colonies. Born in 1738 Arthur Phillip joined the navy in 1755, after many successful sea voyages and taking part in the Seven Years War and other campaigns he was promoted through the ranks and became well known within the British Navy.
Not only is Bath steeped in Roman and Georgian history, but it’s also steeped in sporting history too. Bath Recreation Ground is home to Bath Rigby club, which happens to be one of the world’s oldest rugby clubs.
Incredibly Bath has 17 museums in just one square mile! This means there’s bound to be at least one that everyone will want to visit. Exhibiting classic masterpieces and objects from thousands of years ago, the museums in Bath are truly in a league of their own. Continue reading
There are many fine places to eat in Bath and you will find food suitable for any palate and any age. The only difficulty you may face is choosing where to eat. Remember if you’re staying in a Bath bed and breakfast, you’ll have to find the majority of your meals elsewhere.
Here are the top two places to eat in Bath:
This French-Bistro restaurant is perfect if you’re looking for somewhere cosy but modern to eat a delicious range of foods. This restaurant has won many awards and quite rightly so. The food is exquisite and it’s not expensive. There’s always a relaxed atmosphere, no matter how busy it gets, making it a worthwhile place to visit.
Circus Cafe and Restaurant
The Circus Cafe and Restaurant is a family restaurant that’s always busy. The menus change every month and food is cooked in a traditional British style. Amazingly many of the regulars are locals, which just goes to show how great this place is. If you want to eat in style but be served by friendly and knowledgeable staff, the Circus Cafe and Restaurant is the place to dine.
If you have the pleasure of staying in a Bed and Breakfast in Bath over a weekend, you may be looking to fill your time with a few walks around the city. There are always guided tours taking place and they can prove to be very insightful and intriguing.
The Roman Baths Museum is an ideal place to visit if you’re looking to make the most of your time in the beautiful city. Built thousands of years ago, the baths still stand as a testament to the ingenuity and skill of the Romans who ruled this part of the United Kingdom many years ago. Continue reading
If you’re on one of the many spa breaks in bath that are becoming increasingly popular due to their unbelievable level of indulgence, you may be tempted to indulge yourself even further. Bath Chocolate Museum is the perfect place for any chocolate lover and it will have your taste buds tingling.
For just £40 for adults and £25 for children (At the time of writing) you have the opportunity to take one of the ‘Chocolate Initiation Workshops’ and make some sumptuous chocolate from scratch, you’ll even get to take the chocolate back to the b and b in Bath so you can enjoy eating it later. Learn about the art of the chocolatier and be proud of your beautiful creations. Continue reading
The Royal Crescent is of particular interest to many visitors to Bath as it quite unique. The Crescent is made up of 30 buildings that form a crescent or an arch and it was built between 1767 and 1774. John Wood the younger was the architect and he interestingly made the public view of the crescent different from the back. Continue reading
Most people like a little tipple now and then and Bath is certainly full of some great pubs. If you’re staying at a B and B in Bath, you’ll find there are plenty of pubs nearby. Here are 3 of them that are well worth a visit:
Circo Bar and Lounge
The Circo Bar and Lounge is a thoroughly modern yet classy pub that sells a large range of drinks, from beers and lagers to ciders and cocktails. Seating over 270, this cocktail bar can get pretty busy at times but the atmosphere is great and the drinks are reasonably priced.
Hall and Woodhouse
This unique bar is full of style and sophistication, with huge leather sofas and dark wood adorning the walls, the bar offers a classic English feel while serving up a great range of drinks and meals. Found in the centre of Bath in a former auction house, this bar is stunning and well worth a visit.
This remarkable bar that stands out from the rest is full of colour, light and elegance. The cowhides that adorn some of the seats help to make this bar one of a kind. Go and have a look and see what you think.
As you can probably imagine, Bath has a lot of great shops that are a haven for any shopaholic. From local craft shops to big name clothing stores, Bath has it all.
Known as the ‘Central Area’, the centre of Bath is home to many well-known chain stores that can be found through-out the UK but it’s also home to some lovely smaller jewellery and craft shops that make the shopping experience just that little more special.
There is a great range of shops on Orange Grove but if you want to find some family-run stores you should head to Pulteny Bridge where you can get some truly unique gifts for others and yourself of course!
If you’re shopping for art, then you should think about heading to Bridge Street as you’ll find a few galleries there. If you’re worn out after your busy morning, why not head back to your b and b in Bath for a rest before hitting the shops once more?
If you’re more of a market fan then you should head to Guildhall Market which has been around for 800 years. You can buy just about anything here, from haberdashery and food to jewellery and pet products.