Took the nephew sightseeing to Bath yesterday as planned. From our front door, it’s 11 miles (says the sat-nav) to the city center. We made sure we got there early.
We got in ahead of the crowds. Arriving shortly after its 9am opening, there was no waiting: of course we did the remains of the ancient Roman baths (which we hadn’t had a chance to go with him back in January):
I’d last been inside myself about 15 years ago. They refurbished the museum site over it in 2014. There’s now also an audio self-guided tour – and at some spots they have Bill Bryson having recorded his own, usually entertaining, impressions as he had stood there, too.
After, an Italian pizzeria for lunch. I would highly recommend this place if you are ever in the city:
And we had Italian ice cream afterwards – at the place next door.
A July, sunny Saturday, the city was packed – street events, shoppers and tourists. And tour coaches – lots of them. And visitors from everywhere imaginable on the planet. 🙂