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The Ultimate Guide to a Day Trip in Bath, England

This year, I was lucky enough to be able to take a second trip to London, England. I spent a week in London, where I had the most amazing time, and I wanted to do a few blog posts dedicated to the trip. We decided this time around to do a few day trips as well. One day trip we took was to Bath. I knew after visiting the charming little city, I had to do a post dedicated to this little day trip.

A Visit to Sally Lunn's

Stop by the Royal Crescent

Take A River Tour on the Pulteney Cruises

Buy a Book at the Jane Austen Centre

Walk Across the Pulteney Bridge


A Visit to Sally Lunn's

When researching places to visit on our day trip to Bath, Sally Lunn's was at the top of all the lists. I knew I had to make a stop at this historic building known for its Sally Lunn's Buns. The shop is also a restaurant as well. Even if you do not want to sit down and eat, you are still able to go inside down to the shop downstairs.

In the basement is a little shop, as well as a small museum-style glance into the history of the shop.

We, of course, had to grab one of the infamous Sally Lunn Buns, which was very yummy. They have many butter flavors as well to pair it with.

Stop by The Royal Crescent

Next, we made a stop at the Royal Crescent. These homes are truly stunning to see, and if you are a fan of Bridgerton like I am you may recognize them as a backdrop for scenes during the show. All of the homes are made from beautiful Bath stone giving them a gorgeous uniform appearance. 

The lawn in front of the Royal Crescent also had a great atmosphere with tons of people out relaxing and enjoying the beautiful weather. I would definitely recommend if you have a little time stopping and enjoying the views. 

Take a River Tour on the Pulteney Cruises

One of my favorite things we did during our day trip was hop onto the Pulteney Cruises. We came across the tour after popping into a pub by the river. The departure location is Pulteney Weir. They have designated times for the days when they take the boat out, and you can purchase a ticket and board. They do not accept reservations beforehand. While you wait for the tour, you also have beautiful views of the Pulteney Bridge. 

After purchasing our tickets (13.00 USD per person for adults) we set off on our river tour. It was amazing to be able to go under the bridge at the start of the tour. The tour lasted about an hour overall with a narrated tour of the River Avon. I would absolutely recommend this tour as a stop on your day trip to Bath.

Buy a Book at the Jane Austen Centre

If you are a huge fan of Jane Austen, Bath is the place to be. The famous author called Bath home for a few years of her life, and they have the Jane Austen Centre set up where you can learn about the author and her time there. The city also hosts a Jane Austen week with guided tours of the city pointing out places from her books as well as her home, which you can tour as well. The streets are also filled with people dressed in historic costumes as well. 

We took a stop at the Jane Austen Centre to peek in and buy a book. They have beautiful collections with custom covers, etc. of her most famous works. I had to, of course, buy a copy of Pride and Prejudice as well as a cute bookmark. 

Walk Across the Pulteney Bridge

Even if you choose to not do the river tour that goes under the Pulteney Bridge, you must walk across it. You can even stop in one of the restaurants on the bridge for a bite to eat. The window seating definitely fills up fast in the restaurants due to the stunning views. This is a must-do when you visit the city.

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My name is Caroline Goins. If you have found this site I can only assume you love to travel as much as I do! I am excited to have you join me on my journey as I travel the world and bring you along with me. 

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