We are staying in a cottage for the weekend and mostly the activities we are planning will suit the whole family- including teenage dds and two well behaved dogs. However, an afternoon shopping with lunch in Bath is on the agenda and we need to try to plan an itinerary. Ideally, we would find somewhere central where dh and I can take turns to shop and walk/ hang out with the dogs- or even tourist attractions that allow dogs while the dds shop. And again, somewhere central and dog friendly to have lunch together.
Any suggestions, please? Once we are in Bath, we don't want to use the car again until the end of the day. TIA
Bath is extremely dog friendly, particularly away from the main chain store parts. I often take my dog for a mooch round the independent shops on Broad St and Milsom Street etc. Boston Tea Party (particularly the bigger one on Alfred St) is dog- and child- friendly and the food is great. Not too sure about activities ans attractions I'm afraid - maybe a nice walk in Victoria Park?
Sydney Gardens is central green space with access to canal towpath & dogs allowed.
There is Victoria Park which is a large more formal Park.
Behind a lot of the shops on the main drag and nr Jane Austen’s house is Queen Square; it’s not huge or wildly picturesque but it’s grassy with benches and possibly a reasonable spot for dog sitting swap overs
You can access the canal from Sydney Gardens (end of Great Pulteney Street). A couple of miles along (towards Bradford-on-Avon) there is a nice little garden area and a pub (The George Inn) and a canal boat cafe. I'm not sure if they allow dogs inside but there's outdoor seating at both.
wow, thanks so much to all of you for this- so good to get a bit of local knowledge. I love the idea of the canal side walk and the café
Saturday is forecast rain, so that may put a damper on things, quite literally! Can I ask what Sunday shopping is like is Bath, in case it makes more sense to go in on Sunday? Don't fancy hanging round with wet dogs who hate the rain!