I travel a lot so annoyingly I don’t have a lot of time to explore the UK, but when I do decide to have a staycation, I really try and choose well. The English countryside is stunning, but it can be difficult at times to find the right balance between busy and relaxed.
As London is my home, I’m used to convenience and having easy access to everything from shops to restaurants. Having said that London life could get hectic and I need to get out for at least a day. I have travelled a fair amount in the UK especially before starting my blog, and I have to admit that my favourite staycation destination is Bath.
There are many reasons for this, but first I have to tell you that we decided to travel by coach as trains are costly and don’t save that much time and on on the same coach as us went David Attenborough. I was masivly starstruck, and this set my mood up to have the best trip possible.
We stayed at Gainsborough Bath Spa as my friend, and I needed a spa date and little TLC. The location was literal perfection, and we were able to walk everywhere within minutes, but at the same time, the hotel was tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the high street. The spa itself honours the traditional healing properties of the region and its build on the original thermal springs. The healing waters, quiet and relaxing atmosphere combined with modern and comfortable rooms and the friendliest service makes Gainsborough Bath Spa a dreamy location to spend your staycation.
We dined at Dan Moon in the evening opting for their t course tasting menu paired with delicious wine served daily from 6 pm. We went all in really wanting to make the best out of our staycation, and this is probably just one of the reasons why this is one of my favourite staycations ever.
Once we had a fair share of relaxation, we embarked on exploring the city snapping a few photos along the way. There is a spiritual vibe around Bath that I don’t feel in any other town that I’ve visited in the UK. Bath is one of the most beautiful cities I have been to everything from the architecture to parks and beautiful scenery. The focus of my staycation was to relax, so we spent the right amount of our time at the Gainsborough Spa. However, we couldn’t miss visiting the Pulteney Bridge and snap a few photos along the way.
I never knew that Florence Ponte inspires the Pulteney, but I can see the resemblance. At night the lights come on making the bridge truly beautiful to visit. I love wandering around the Baths city centre as its such a gorgeous place. Bath Abbey is also a must visit, and we went one morning before the crowds and had the entire area to ourselves.
Some of the other must-visit sights in Bath are Alexandra Park, The Royal Crescent, The Circus and Great Pulteney Street. Have you guys been?
I loved visiting so much and can’t wait to be back but hopefully, stay longer than a day the next time.