Following on from our ‘Exploring Bath by Foot’ series (part 1 can be found here), we have saved some of the best Bath has to offer for part 2.
Exploring Bath is just wonderful as there is so much to see and do. If you have the pleasure of staying in a b and b in Bath, it will be a great place for you to set off from and begin your explorations.
Here is a little trip that you may wish to embark on so you get to see some of the best parts of the city in your own time.
The Herschel Museum of Astronomy
This wonderful and interactive museum can be found at 19 New King Street and is a delight, even if you’re not really into astronomy. This is a museum your kids are sure to enjoy as part of their time away. Explore this thrilling and exhilarating world and see how it affects our day to day lives without us realising. Make sure you visit the gift shop so you can pick up some reminders of your trip.
The Jane Austen Centre
Once you’ve had your fill of astronomy, why not make your way to the Jane Austen Centre which can be found on Gay Street? Exit the Herschel Museum on New King Street and take a left towards Chapel Row. Follow the road around and head to Gay Street where you will find this magnificent and enthralling museum. Perfect for any Austen fan, the centre will show you exactly how and where Austen lived and how this city inspired her.
If it’s now time for a bit of architecture, why not head to The Circus and see the magnificent houses that have been created in a unique way? Marvel at the architecture and come up with your own theories as to why it was created that way. To get to the circus from the Jane Austen Centre, take a walk up Gay Street and within approximately five minutes you will stumble upon The Circus in all its glory.
The Royal Crescent
Another wonderful piece of architecture can be found at The Royal Crescent which is just five minutes’ walk from The Circus. Head to Brock Street and make your way up the road until you see The Crescent. Enjoy a picnic as you take a look at the houses that have been used as a backdrop for films many times. Don’t forget to walk around and see the back of the houses, you’ll find each one of them is different as they were built as per the owner’s tastes and requirements.
Royal Victoria Park
Now it’s time for you to head to one of Bath’s most fascinating parks that was named after the 11 year old Princess Victoria. This park spans an incredible 57 acres and really has something for everyone. From play parks to a boating lake, beautiful borders and quiet areas, this is a must-visit park for the whole family. To get here from The Royal Crescent head towards Marlborough Buildings and then take a right. At Weston Road take a left and make your way into the park where you’ll escape from the bustle of the city and have plenty of opportunity to relax.