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TYL Guide to Bath

A guide to the best of Bath. Where to stay, eat, and shop in this gorgeous historic town.

When I first decided to add Bath to our English Countryside agenda, I had no idea what to expect. I somehow felt obligated to spend one night there as a bit of a history lesson. Talk about being uninformed! I never expected such amazing modern restaurants—all focused on local ingredients—or such beautifully curated home shops and art galleries that could rival any major city.

After checking into our incredible hotel, we set out on foot and managed to see the entire city on our way to have a Sunday roast at the most charming little gastropub that looked like it belonged in The Holiday. Whether you have one day or several days, scroll down for my guide to the best of Bath.

Where to lay your head in luxury and experience the mineral waters of Bath: The Gainsborough Bath Spa

Where to have an incredible meal with cozy ambiance: Clayton’s Kitchen

Where to have a Sunday Roast in a gastropub that looks like it belongs in The Holiday: The Chequers

Where to have lunch (we loved this place so much we went twice): Cafe Lucca

Where to buy beautiful homewares (I came away with the softest blanket): Article

The reason you came in the first place: Roman Baths

A less expensive alternative to The Gainsborough hotel spa if you still want to experience the Baths: The Cross Bath

What not to miss on a walk around town: Pulteney Bridge

Where to get designer cashmere half price (I scored the cutest Chinti & Parker cashmere sweater): Kilver Court Designer Village

Where to have a cocktail: Sub 13


  • Reply
    Sandra Zaninovich
    September 8, 2017 at 10:25 pm

    The colors and composition of your photos are always so dazzling, it hardly matters where you go, but of course when the place is as charming as Bath, it does add a whole other dimension. I love those crescents…they remind me of “Who Will Buy” from Oliver!

    • Reply
      September 9, 2017 at 8:39 am

      Thank you so much!!

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    Roger Tripp
    September 9, 2017 at 5:25 pm

    Who would have thought it was such a neat place. Appears very walkable.

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    Janet Gunn
    September 15, 2017 at 7:39 am

    Great Post Molly,
    I would love to visit this place, I always love the quaint restaurants and bookstores. The fountain in the photo at the top is incredible, I’ve never seen photos of that!

    • Reply
      September 15, 2017 at 8:56 am

      You must must go! In fact, I’ll go with you! Ha! I can’t wait to go back. xoxo

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