When we travel, we often don’t have unlimited time to stay as long as we may like. You try to jam pack as much as you can into the shortest amount of time. Sometimes this means turning a destination into a one day stop. Bath, England is often labeled a day trip outside of London. I am here to tell you that it is so much more than that!
You’re probably shaking your head thinking “I only have two weeks to visit England” or maybe even less time. I am really sorry to break this to you, but you can’t see everything at one time. I have tried trust me and you end up rushed and with scattered bits of a country. It’s much better to spend time in one location, a good number is at least three days in each destination.
Bath is worth at least three days, trust me on this! If you don’t want to just take my word, let me tell you exactly why.
Bath is one of the oldest cities in England, it dates back to 60AD. It was originally used by the Romans as a spa. The area has natural thermal baths that the Romans flocked too.
People still to this day travel to be able to use these healing waters. You can even buy it and drink it, I skipped that, but I mean power to you if that’s your jam.
Due it be known as a spa town the hotels in this area are one of a kind. Most will host their own spas and have amazing grounds to walk around. The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa is one of my favorites and is a perfect place to spend a long weekend!
Not only are there so many things to explore in Bath but right outside. You have Glastonbury which was the birthplace of Christianity and home to Druids and the King Arthur legends. The amazing standing stones of both Stonehenge and Averbury are close by. You have Cotswold and Castle Combe Village. Both look like settings of a fairy tale story! Plus, Jane Austen lived and wrote some of her novels here. A few of them were even based in Bath.
If you don’t want to explore on your own then I would recommend booking a trip with Mad Max Tours. I had the wonderful pleasure to work with them and just let me say it was such an amazing experience. You can read all about it here.
I literally could write pages of why you should visit…and I have but it’s because I really believe Bath doesn’t get enough credit. I promise you if you spend more than a day here you will not regret it!
If you take my advice and spend more than a day in Bath, I would love to hear all about it. Drop a comment below and let me know how much you loved it!