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Guidebook for Bath and North East Somerset

Angela

Guidebook for Bath and North East Somerset

Parks & Nature
Just round the corner from the house. Lovely Victorian Park. King George V Memorial Garden of Rememberance with a central pool and fountain. Circular walk containing many special trees, such as: Purple Sycamore, Snake bark Maple, golden Elms, Caucasion Maple and a line of Baumannii Horse Chestnuts. There's a Garden for the Blind with plants to invigorate the senses. We walk through here on the way to The Holburne Museum, a Victorian collection of ornate silver and Old Masters in a Georgian building with modern extension. Sounds boring but it is pretty amazing and has a great cafe in the back. their gift shop is also excellent.
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Henrietta Gardens
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Just round the corner from the house. Lovely Victorian Park. King George V Memorial Garden of Rememberance with a central pool and fountain. Circular walk containing many special trees, such as: Purple Sycamore, Snake bark Maple, golden Elms, Caucasion Maple and a line of Baumannii Horse Chestnuts. There's a Garden for the Blind with plants to invigorate the senses. We walk through here on the way to The Holburne Museum, a Victorian collection of ornate silver and Old Masters in a Georgian building with modern extension. Sounds boring but it is pretty amazing and has a great cafe in the back. their gift shop is also excellent.
Where hot air balloons launch from in Bath. The 57 acre, Victorian park is overlooked by the Royal Crescent with attractions that include a skateboard ramp, tennis, bowling and putting green and 12 and 18 hole golf course, a boating pond, open-air concerts, a children's play area and a 9-acre botanical garden. Couple of great pubs nearby - Try The Marlborough Tavern orThe Hop Pole.
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Royal Victoria Park
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Where hot air balloons launch from in Bath. The 57 acre, Victorian park is overlooked by the Royal Crescent with attractions that include a skateboard ramp, tennis, bowling and putting green and 12 and 18 hole golf course, a boating pond, open-air concerts, a children's play area and a 9-acre botanical garden. Couple of great pubs nearby - Try The Marlborough Tavern orThe Hop Pole.
Arts & Culture
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Fashion Museum Bath
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Museum of Bath Architecture
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Bath Assembly Rooms
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The Jane Austen Centre
40 Gay Street
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Sightseeing
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Pulteney Bridge
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The 2-hour spa session includes towel, robe & slippers. Relax in naturally warm, mineral-rich pools or try the Wellness Suite with Roman and Georgian Steam Rooms, Infrared Room, Celestial Relaxation, Ice Chamber and 'Experience' Showers. The rooftop pool, open day and night is beautiful at twilight: spectacular views over Bath (if it's sunny bring sunglasses). The naturally warm, mineral-rich waters are enhanced by bubbling jets. £36 midweek/ £40 weekends. There is also a restaurant and other treatments available to book. Don't forget your swimsuit! Marks and Spencer and Primark are close if you forget. www.thermaebathspa.com
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Thermae Bath Spa
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The 2-hour spa session includes towel, robe & slippers. Relax in naturally warm, mineral-rich pools or try the Wellness Suite with Roman and Georgian Steam Rooms, Infrared Room, Celestial Relaxation, Ice Chamber and 'Experience' Showers. The rooftop pool, open day and night is beautiful at twilight: spectacular views over Bath (if it's sunny bring sunglasses). The naturally warm, mineral-rich waters are enhanced by bubbling jets. £36 midweek/ £40 weekends. There is also a restaurant and other treatments available to book. Don't forget your swimsuit! Marks and Spencer and Primark are close if you forget. www.thermaebathspa.com
Food Scene
Our favourite Pub in Bath. 4 real ales, 30+ craft beers and good selection of wines. Amazing food. Great roast lunch. Booking advised. Tell Alex that Angela sent you... "So good it brings a tear to the eye... well worth making the train journey from London, even just for lunch" Giles Coren, The Times
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King William
36 Thomas St
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Our favourite Pub in Bath. 4 real ales, 30+ craft beers and good selection of wines. Amazing food. Great roast lunch. Booking advised. Tell Alex that Angela sent you... "So good it brings a tear to the eye... well worth making the train journey from London, even just for lunch" Giles Coren, The Times
Great bread and croissants - you can also find their stuff at Waitrose but this is a bigger selection.
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The Bertinet Bakery
1 New Bond St Pl
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Great bread and croissants - you can also find their stuff at Waitrose but this is a bigger selection.
Wonderful, special Italian restaurant in underground cellar with atmospheric lighting. Booking advised.
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Sotto Sotto
10 N Parade
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Wonderful, special Italian restaurant in underground cellar with atmospheric lighting. Booking advised.
Modern British food. Very, very, good. Open Tues-Sat. If you can get a table...
Henry's Restaurant Bath
4 Saville Row
Modern British food. Very, very, good. Open Tues-Sat. If you can get a table...
It's The Ivy darling! Nice for a special brunch, afternoon tea or dinner. Lovely garden terrace.
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The Ivy Bath Brasserie
39 Milsom St
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It's The Ivy darling! Nice for a special brunch, afternoon tea or dinner. Lovely garden terrace.
If you visit The Royal Crescent this place is just round the corner and does great food and drinks. Also good vegetarian options.
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The Marlborough Tavern
35 Marlborough Buildings
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If you visit The Royal Crescent this place is just round the corner and does great food and drinks. Also good vegetarian options.
One of our favourites and almost a secret... Ten minutes stroll from the house, The Bathwick Boatman restaurant is above an historic boating station, overlooking the River Avon. Very picturesque. Go for lunch then mess about on the river. https://bathwickboatman.com/ http://www.bathboating.co.uk/ *No boats on Monday or Tuesday.
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Bathwick Boatman Riverside
1 Rockliffe Ave
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One of our favourites and almost a secret... Ten minutes stroll from the house, The Bathwick Boatman restaurant is above an historic boating station, overlooking the River Avon. Very picturesque. Go for lunch then mess about on the river. https://bathwickboatman.com/ http://www.bathboating.co.uk/ *No boats on Monday or Tuesday.
Shopping
We love Found. Fantastic, original store in Bath with designer edge that looks for the undiscovered, the classic and the contemporary. They have amazing curated clothes, gifts, a bit of everything. Also we got our key rings there. "Best 100 Shops Outside London" — Vogue "50 Best Boutiques outside London" — The Telegraph
FOUND
17 Argyle St
We love Found. Fantastic, original store in Bath with designer edge that looks for the undiscovered, the classic and the contemporary. They have amazing curated clothes, gifts, a bit of everything. Also we got our key rings there. "Best 100 Shops Outside London" — Vogue "50 Best Boutiques outside London" — The Telegraph
Lovely independent bookstore. They make you a cup of tea or coffee while you browse. Eclectic selection.
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Topping & Company Booksellers of Bath
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Lovely independent bookstore. They make you a cup of tea or coffee while you browse. Eclectic selection.
Luxury lingerie, swimwear and silk PJs. Find your perfect fit here. They also have an excellent delivery service in case you need to reorder your favourites. Tax free shopping available too.
The Dressing Room
7 Quiet St
Luxury lingerie, swimwear and silk PJs. Find your perfect fit here. They also have an excellent delivery service in case you need to reorder your favourites. Tax free shopping available too.
Don't miss this street, unusual boutiques including The Fig Store, Graham and Green, Meticulous Ink, The Fine Cheese Co.
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Walcot Street
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Don't miss this street, unusual boutiques including The Fig Store, Graham and Green, Meticulous Ink, The Fine Cheese Co.
Well curated, award wining, independent shop selling kids clothes and unusual toys. Spend all your pocket money here.
Spotty Herberts
5 Queen St
Well curated, award wining, independent shop selling kids clothes and unusual toys. Spend all your pocket money here.
Contemporary Danish furniture and homewares. Classic and functional.
Hay
36-37 Milsom St
Contemporary Danish furniture and homewares. Classic and functional.
A modern haberdashery, set in the heart of Bath. Unusual ribbons, trimmings, feathers and braids.
V V Rouleaux
A modern haberdashery, set in the heart of Bath. Unusual ribbons, trimmings, feathers and braids.
Drinks & Nightlife
The Garrick’s Head always have four real ales from local breweries like Palmer’s, Milk Street, Stonehenge ales, Otter, Exmoor, local ciders like Orchard Pig and Broadoak’s Pheasant Plucker plus four draught lagers. Extensive wine list and range of Eaux De Vie with at least twenty types of whisky. Decent fish and chips too.
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Garricks Head
7-8 St John's Rd
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The Garrick’s Head always have four real ales from local breweries like Palmer’s, Milk Street, Stonehenge ales, Otter, Exmoor, local ciders like Orchard Pig and Broadoak’s Pheasant Plucker plus four draught lagers. Extensive wine list and range of Eaux De Vie with at least twenty types of whisky. Decent fish and chips too.
Love this quirky place. A taste sensation! Over 230 gins as well as a Cocktails of Gin Austen menu. The Distiller's Bar is upstairs and offers over 40 gins as well as more classic cocktails. Great with a group of friends or a date. Excellent service.
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The Canary Gin Bar
3 Queen St
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Love this quirky place. A taste sensation! Over 230 gins as well as a Cocktails of Gin Austen menu. The Distiller's Bar is upstairs and offers over 40 gins as well as more classic cocktails. Great with a group of friends or a date. Excellent service.
Essentials
It's not the cheapest but it is very close. You can buy the newspaper there and drop your dry cleaning off.
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Waitrose & Partners
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It's not the cheapest but it is very close. You can buy the newspaper there and drop your dry cleaning off.
Old school pharmacy. It's not Boots but it is at the end of the street and sells pretty much everything you can think of. Interior dating back to 1826. Adorned with the coat of arms of Queen Charlotte above the premises the pharmacy boasts many other past famous patrons as well as a historic royal warrant. Get your Mason Pearson hairbrushes here.
A.H. Hale - Pharmacy/Chemist
8 Argyle St
Old school pharmacy. It's not Boots but it is at the end of the street and sells pretty much everything you can think of. Interior dating back to 1826. Adorned with the coat of arms of Queen Charlotte above the premises the pharmacy boasts many other past famous patrons as well as a historic royal warrant. Get your Mason Pearson hairbrushes here.