Wednesday, 9 February 2011

A day in Bath

One of the advantages of being slightly older than one used to be is the entitlement to and ownership of a free bus pass, which means one can travel where one wants to (within reason) at no cost - no driving, no parking fees, no worries. Yesterday Rog and I had a day out in Bath, about an hours bus ride away from home. We took advantage of the weather, it being forecast as probably the best day of the week, and we were very lucky, after the early morning mist cleared away it was a bright and sunny day, and almost warm in the sunshine - although still pretty cold in the shade. Bath is a beautiful city and well worth a visit, although it is generally quite busy with tourists, even on a cold February day.
We had a leisurely mooch around the Abbey, the Roman Baths (although we didn't go in as it was a bit pricy), the new shopping centre which was very sympathetically designed and built, and down to the river. By this time it was approaching half past lunch time so we enjoyed a really lovely lunch in a pub called "Sam Wellers" in a back street right near to the centre of town, good traditional pub food, an excellent barman, no TV or fruit machines, no loud music and only the odd few tourists. Another mooch around a few more shops and then back home on the bus.
What a great way to spend a day.









5 comments:

Julia Guthrie said...

Bath is lovely. We had a holiday there some years ago & would love to go back :)
There are definately some benefits to being of a 'mature' age! :)

Chrissy said...

Lovely photos. I like Bath very much. We had a long weekend there a few years and did everything - the open top bus, the Roman Baths -well worth a visit, lovely cream tea, but cannot remember the name - think it is Sally Lunns? those Georgian houses in a semi-circle, the cathedral - worn out by the time we finished. Needed another break.

Just K Jewellery said...

I haven't been to Bath for years & had forgotten how lovely it is. Beautiful photos Joy. Will have to talk to OH & see if he fancies a day out....

mad about bags said...

Smashing photos Joy, glad to hear that you and Rog had such a lovely day....
I've never been to Bath, and it's definitely on my list of places to visit when I reach a certain age or maybe even before....

Elaine said...

Fantastic photos Joy. Glad you had a good day.

John and I spent my 50th Birthday weekend there at the Macdonalds hotel .... and no .... not the burger people as my son thought :)

Very posh hotel only afforded thanks to Tesco vouchers :)

Bath is a lovely city and we'd certainly like to go there again.