Last weekend we were lucky to be able to take some time away from home by having a very short City break. I've missed not being able to have time away this year but with moving house and setting the businesses up there just has not been time or the money that I have been able to not keep for some or other up coming expense. I'd got to the point that I needed a break, I needed to be looked after, have no cooking or more importantly no washing up to do. I needed a change of scenery.
Therefore, when a toy supplier** invited us to see their showroom in Warminster we jumped at the chance.
After 4 1/2 hours of travelling we saw the first sign.
Followed shortly after by another:
And then we were in Bath.
We checked in at the hotel and were not disappointed.
When I finally get my house sold in the Midlands and buy a home here, I am so having a bed that large and an en-suite like that! After some refreshments we went off to explore Bath with our guide.
The last original servants lift in existence in Bath. The lift is covered by the same rules as listed buildings and can't be altered, removed etc without express permission.
Our guide explained that the building are different colours as over the years dirt has built up on them and the bright ones have been cleaned. The current charge to clean just the front of one of these is house is in excess of £12,000.
Gravel walk, Bath (Jane Austin):
One of the entrances to Royal Victoria Park:
Sights we passed whilst walking around:
Along the way we were told all about the history of some of the places we saw. Our 2 hour guided tour certainly didn't cover all there is to see in Bath.
Sadly at this point the heaven's opened and we made our way back to the hotel. We certainly did not see all that Bath had to offer on our short stay but have decided that this is one City we would like to come back to when we have more time available.
Although it was drizzly and damp this visit got us out and about and walking together as a family and because of that I am linking up with Coombe Mill for #CountryKids.
**Our stay at The Hilton City Bath (Bed, Breakfast & Evening meal) and 2 hour guided tour of Bath for 2 adults and 2 children was provided by Asobi Toys. We were not asked to write this review, received any other compensation or contracted to make any purchases from them. This piece has been written showing our experience in Bath. The three further posts that will appear shortly were experiences we paid for ourselves and are in no way linked to Asobi Toys or any of their associates.