The snapshot series:
The snapshot series does exactly as it says on the tin – it gives a short introduction to places where Magellan personnel have visited under four main headings – Where is it, Why Visit, When should I go and Anything Else. As with all towns and cities, there is so much more to do and see than we have listed.
Where is it?
Bath is a beautiful Regency city in Somerset which is so special, it has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site.
The famous Roman baths has to be number one visitor attraction on any bucket list to Bath as its simply sensational. If you want to take the waters, try out the rooftop pool of Thermal Bath Spa. There’s also the perfectly Regency Pump Room where one should take tea and listen to the Pump Room Trio – very Jane Austen or eat a Bath Bun at Sally Lunn’s. For those who love the perfect symmetry of the architecture of course, these Regency terraces cannot be beaten – Queen’s Square, The Circus and the Royal Crescent at the top of the hill and the scenic Pulteney Bridge of course. Pop into No I Royal Crescent museum for a taste of what it would have been like to have taken a room for the season in the age of Beau Brummell. Also visit Bath Aqua Glass – both the shop as its brimming with beautiful glass – and their nearby studio to see the glass actually being blown is a must visit. There’s also some really fun tours to be taken. Oh and the fashion museum – we loved that.
When should I go there?
Right now. There’s never a good or bad time to visit Bath – its perfectly wonderful at all times of year.
Stay at the Francis Hotel, Bath, the first MGallery property in the UK which is soon to be joined by properties in Windsor and Cheltenham. It’s quirky and fun – the perfect Regency retreat. Grade I listed, even Queen’s Square where it’s located has been designated by English Heritage as “Buildings of Exceptional & Historical Interest.
We particularly loved taking a stroll around Walcot Street, Bath’s artisan quarter to see if we could discover all 30 faces or grotesques that adorn its walls. It’s not as easy as you might think!
Contributor & photographer: Sue Lowry
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