Beautiful Bath #SundayTraveler

If I decide to live in England for the rest of my life, I want to live in- or very close to- Bath.



I continuously apply for jobs there that I'm under qualified for, or would mean I couldn't actually afford to live there, but I can't help it. I love it there, very much. I think that I will write a lot about Bath on this blog, just so you all know.

On my first day off work in 3 weeks (AKA last Thursday), I decided a trip to Bath was in order. I still had a spa voucher (oh, yeah) to use from Christmas and decided that 3 weeks without a day off definitely warranted a spa day.






The sun was shining, it was a beautiful day, so I went up early and decided to go and chill in Bath. I did my obligatory wander around the Southgate centre (the 'new' shopping area near the train station) before heading across to Parade Gardens. I picked up a cheap lunch and sat taking in the view of Pulteney Bridge, whilst listening to the sound of weir.

From there I wandered up and down either side of Pulteney Bridge, before heading back into town. I decided to take a wander towards Bath Abbey, there's always something going on around there. In fact, the amount of musicians and/or buskers in the city of Bath is the main reason I never wear headphones in the city. Unlike other places where I quite often want to wander around lost in my own thoughts, in Bath I very much like to be aware of my surroundings. On this day I caught a busker singing Drops of Jupiter- Train (one of my favourite songs in the world) and a duo playing dance music using only their guitars!



please excuse the crappy film quality, & just listen to what they're playing!

My next stop was Mr B's.

Mr B's Emporium of Reading Delights is an independent book store with a helluva reputation (it is also the place I would most like to work in the world, and yes that is a very big hint). I love books very much and Mr B's is the perfect place to go. If you just need a new book they'll be able to talk you through the best of what they've got, or you can go upstairs and have some Bibliotherapy. There are arm chairs for you to read in, and lists of books recommended in there. I had gone in for a look, but it's like taking a chocoholic to a chocolate factory and expecting them not to taste anything, I totally bought a new book. My pick of the day was The Ballad of the Sad Café- Carson McCullers. The author fascinated me as much as the book, and I am so looking forward to reading it.



Finally, after spending the morning wandering around listening to the sounds and taking in the sights, and my favourite places. It was time to give in and go relax in the rooftop pool at Bath Thermae Spa, shut my eyes facing the sun for two hours in the warm waters... Heaven!



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Comments

  1. I've never been to Bath, but I work in a bookshop and Mr B's has a great reputation! I'd love to visit one day :). The rest of the town looks beautiful. Hope you enjoyed your spa!

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    1. Aw, wow! I'd be happy working in any bookshop, honestly. but Mr B's would be amazing!

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  2. Bath we know is great - but that bookstore. WHooaaah, I can see why you'd wanna work there. We need to start a campaign #sammineedsmrsbs ... Thanks a for joining us for #SundayTraveler again.

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  3. Bath is stunning isn't it? We have friend who have an apartment just off the royal crescent, so we stay there when we can. Sadly now we are living here, that doesn't happen often enough! Such a great place! :)

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    1. Wow, amazing! That must be an expensive area to live!! It is great for sure :)

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  4. Bath was my favorite destination in England, I absolutely loved the view from the rooftop thermal baths!

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    1. It is so wonderful looking out over the cathedral. I always wander if the people in the flats can see as much of us as we can of them and if they get fed up of people looking at their windows!

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  5. Bath looks so fun! I havent' visited but my friend goes to England a lot - gotta tell her about this.

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    1. For sure, for a city that is so well connected with London, I feel it gets missed out so much!

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  6. Mr B's looks very cozy! Best of luck getting a job there I bet it would be a lot of fun!

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    1. It is, I sat in those chairs for a while going through his reading lists.

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  7. The bookstore looks cozy and I enjoyed the music in the video!

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    1. It's awesome isn't it? I still can't believe that the music was coming from the guitars and the guys tapping their feet against the ground- that's it!

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  8. Bath is awesome! We were lucky enough to have friends who lived there, and we visited couple of times. Unfortunately they've moved to London.

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    1. It really is. I think I'd live in Bath and commute to London ;)

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  9. I had an afternoon in Bath - barely enough time to do a quick tour of the Roman Baths, grab lunch and do a short wander around the city. I would love to go back one day. What I did see I really enjoyed. It seemed like such a charming little city.

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    1. It really is, it seems to get skipped over on people's itinerary's to the UK, or people do really short visits- like yours which means you only get to see a small part. I'm still discovering new areas and I go there all the time.

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  10. We were only in Bath for a few hours last summer with a combined Stonehenge tour. We did manage a short tour of the Roman Baths and a walk around the city. What a beautiful place and we would love to go back and spend a few days. That bookstore looks so charming and I can see why you'd want to work there.

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    1. You should definitely attempt to see more of Bath next time you're there. I think it's such a shame that they do trips to Stonehenge and Bath together. I know they're not far from each other, but it doesn't give you enough time to see all the delights of Bath.

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  11. I LOVE Bath. not the least reason is it's tie to ancient Romans LoL
    And once you've had watsu at the spa, life changes forever.
    You should try it next time

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    1. Ooops, just realised I replied to part of this comment over on another post! Just said that I hadn't tried the watsu, maybe I will have to look out for it ;)

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  12. It's so bad that I live in England but have never gotten around to going to Bath - I say "never" - I guess technically I went on a school trip as a child but really don't remember much and everyone keeps saying what a beautiful town it is - I must make a weekend trip there soon! Beautiful photos :)

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    1. Ohmygosh, visit. Now. Drop whatever you're doing this weekend and get to Bath. Whereabouts are you in the UK, then? It's pretty well connected to London and the rest of the South West...

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