Has anyone been to Bath??

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mummyloveslucy Mon 08-Jul-13 18:55:15

Hi, we are planning to go away to Bath, just for one night for our 10th anniversary.
We can only have a one night stay, as we're not taking out daughter. How can we make the most of our time there? What should we do? Can you actually swim in the ancient baths? I've seen a modern looking spa called Thermae bath spa, is that the only one you can swim in?
Thank you in advance. smile

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Dfg15 Mon 08-Jul-13 19:04:57

hi i've been there. you definitely can't swim in the ancient baths, its just a guided tour thing - interesting tho. Don't know about the other spa place, but I did like Bath, nice shops, nice restaurants and bars, etc. there's a couple of guided walks too which were fun.

beachyhead Mon 08-Jul-13 19:07:50

The spa is amazing. Swim in a open air roof top hot pool. I had the best hot stone foot massage ever there. Also the rowing boats on the river are fun, loads of good shops and pretty architecture. Nice country pubs just outside if you have a car, and good theatre if you like that.

mummyloveslucy Mon 08-Jul-13 19:45:53

Sounds lovely! I really like the rowing boat idea too. I do feel a bit guilty for not taking our DD. Wondering weather or not we should. She has severe learning difficulties and is a bit loud, so we couldn't stay in too posh a hotel if she came. grin She loves boats and swimming pools, but hates shopping. We've never left her before though. Hmm..

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RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Mon 08-Jul-13 21:21:08

Don't feel guilty. Have a lovely time and if you really like it, go again and take her with you.

Visit The Pump Rooms for tea and cake.

Trills Mon 08-Jul-13 21:21:57

Yes. Many people have been to Bath. It's quite a popular tourist spot, and has been for well over a hundred years.



mummyloveslucy Mon 08-Jul-13 21:42:44

O.k, will do. That sounds nice. smile

Trills.. you know what I mean grin What does HTH mean?

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Relaxedandhappyperson Mon 08-Jul-13 21:48:42

Trills - far longer than that!

OP I had a lovely day doing spa things. First a tour of the Roman Baths then a lovely session in the Thermae modern one. It was a great way to lead into the whole bathing experience. Thermae is very well done, but one got the distinct impression that the Roman baths were rather more fun.

Trills Mon 08-Jul-13 21:51:14

I thought I covered it with "well over" grin

HTH means "hope that helps", but its often used sarcastically... smile

mummyloveslucy Tue 09-Jul-13 22:51:39

Oh thanks Trills. smile

We've booked our hotel! Getting excited now. grin

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Sunnymeg Sun 21-Jul-13 17:35:33

You can do a walking tour of Bath which takes about two hours, you start and finish just outside the Pump rooms. If you do one thing, make sure you take tea at the Pump rooms, very enjoyable with its own unique style.

Mabelface Sun 21-Jul-13 17:37:08

I'm going down there with the kids next month for a few days. Staying with MIL. smile

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