I caught a bus to Bath for £13. They run daily at 10.30am. To fill in time I wandered around the little market in the town square. They sold lovely baked goods, fresh fruit and vegetables, sausages and random electronic crap.
Bath really put on a show.
I met my hostess and she showed me around the sites – not the baths themselves because the queue was about 500m long.
Bath is almost entirely Georgian, and it is all preserved like this.
They make a lot about the Jane Austen connection here.
There is a museum thing down the road but apparently it’s crap.
That night I went for a run along one of the public footpaths. It went through paddocks and in to some woodland and came out on a hillside overlooking the town. It’s called the skyline walk and is well worth it.
The next day I went to some of the touristy spots. To have a reasonable time at the baths you have to go when they first open in the morning at 9am.
From here I exited through the gift shop and went to Sally Lunn’s.
Unfortunately the buns were £3.88 and they only do sit-down meals so I didn’t try one. Instead I went to the Fashion Museum. It’s free for National Trust members, and HPT has a recirocal arrangement. They had a big exhibition of wedding dresses.
My favourist was a striped mod minidress from 1968.
They had a good section on fashion development during the 19th century, then it went in to contemporary fashion. This section was not as detailed.
From there I wandered about.
Then I went back up to the skyline walk hill.
Then back down to earth.
I don’t get it. It really is just a bridge with shops, but the tourists go mad over it. They’re not even good shops!