With a cheap day ticket to the historic city of Bath you can, ahem, soak up 2,000 years of history.
10AM Do as the Romans did
The Roman Baths
are naturally the perfect introduction to this historic city. The Romans came thousands of miles to worship the bronze head of the goddess Sulis Minerva, the primary deity of the temple spa – so we’re lucky to be just a train journey away from her.
12PM Time to get arty
The Holburne Museum
holds the art collection of, you guessed it, Sir William Holburne. A recent modern extension to the 18th-century building, and a great range of visiting exhibitions,
means you won’t be disappointed.
The real home of author Jane Austen now houses a dental surgery, so the Jane Austen Centre
is located in an identical building just down the street. Here you can learn all about the time that the famous author spent in Bath.
3PM Bath’s famous buns
A visit to Bath wouldn’t be complete without a stop at Sally Lunn’s Historic Eating House & Museum
. Not only is it the oldest house of the 5,000 listed buildings in Bath, but you can buy one of Sally’s legendary buns to save for your train journey home.
5PM Natural highs
The Thermae Bath Spa
is the only naturally heated spa in the UK so it would be rude not to splash out on a treatment. We like the sound of water shiatsu where you’re turned and moved in the water.