Cheriton House

9 Upper Oldfield Park, Bath, BA2 3JX, United Kingdom

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The second dining roomThe second dining room

Forum Posts

How much time for Bath?

by BeachTom218

Starting to allocate my time for about 5 days in London area. Definitely want to spend 1 or 2 days in nearby countryside. Wondering if Bath deserves a half day or full day (I love old buildings) and whether it should be done as a direct day trip from London, or included as a stop on a packaged tour that would hit 2 or 3 other places? Which packaged tour is the best (i.e. reasonably informative and less hurried?)? Tnx.

How much time for Bath ?

by Sharon

Bath defenetly deserve a one day trip ! There's a lot to see there and its a real beautiful city !
Personaly i dont like guided tours so i wont recommend you but it really depends on the way you like to travel.
There's no problem with getting to Bath, just take a train from Paddington (www.qjump.co.uk) and its not too far.
While in bath go see the tourist attractions but dont forget to just walk in the streets and in the little alleys, Enjoy the tea rooms and dont expect much of the Local Pubs, In London they are much better.

S.

Re: How much time for Bath?

by MissWarren

Hi! If your into the old buildings try going to Lavenham in Suffolk. Its so beautiful I lived there between 1995-1997. If your traveling by car its only like 60min from London and 90 by train. Hope you enjoy England!
Cheers! Paula

Re: How much time for Bath?

by Jackiekg

I agree with Sharon (Hi Sharon!), Bath is a beautiful place, I was there last month. I went on a guided tour
(Wednesdays Paddington Station 9.15am - www.walks.com). It was very nice, but I would have liked to have spent more time there. So for this reason next time I would just go by train from Paddington. All the info you need for going around by yourself you can get there in the main square at the tourist info. We saw the Spa but were not taken to the new one which is also worth seeing (by chance saw a program on it on the TV the day after my visit).
Other suggested trips - Kew (I went from Westminster to Kew by boat), and Leeds Castle - also leave enough time to see London along the river, so much going on there.
More details, see my site on these places. Have a great time!

Re: How much time for Bath?

by thisisbanane

I agree with everyone that Bath need at least a whole day. While guided tours can be a bad thing, the tourist office in Bath supply a cheap black and white guide book, with which you can make up your own guided tour. I cant remember if it has a proper name or anything, but it costs about £1.
As for getting there, you see so much beautiful countryside on the way however you travel

Alannah

Re: How much time for Bath?

by LBKesner

Spend at least a dayin Bath! See my suggestions for a restaurant and a B&B.

Re: Re: How much time for Bath ?

by Jackiekg

Yubert - you did bring a laugh!

Re: Re: How much time for Bath ?

by KittyLou

If you want to spurgle and have a custom tour contact The "Follow Me" Guided Tours Service. This is a driver-guide operation run by John Steedman from the World Heritage City of Bath. You can find info on the web.

Re: How much time for Bath?

by skojo

There is so much to see and do and it is much better to walk the city than take one of the open top buses. Allow a minimum of a day. Most of the unmissable sights are in the city centre - abbey, roman baths, museums, royal crescent.

Travel Tips for Bath

Sights Along The Avon River...

by coceng

Here, we can see another fine looking building in Bath, The Grand Parade & also The Pulteney Bridge !
All are photographers' dream ! Perhap...In a way, Bath wouldn't retain its wealth without tourism.

One of the best pubs in Bath

by philsta

The Salamander pub is not so easy to find if you're not from Bath but well worth looking for. Here's a map link:

(you need to paste it all into your browser)

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&q=the+slamander&near=Bath&fb=1&dtab=5&cd=1&ei=laWjRtykNobk2wKS7YyiDg&cid=51383381,-2362088,13817099319591069220&li=lmd&z=14&t=m

The Bath Abbey...

by coceng

Next to The Grand Parade, we could see the (almost) main attraction in Bath ! It's The Bath Abbey !
This is the main entrance as we can see it from The Grand Parade...
We shall come to see The Bath Abbey much closer...

Sally Lunn Bunn anyone?

by jo104 about Sally Lunn's

Sally Lunn was a young French refugee that came & settled in Bath 300 years ago. The restaurant is in Bath's oldest house & incorporates the Sally Lunn museum where you can see the origional kitchen she used to bake her famous bun in.

We decided to come here for dinner and enjoy the special trencher menu. A trencher is a type of bread which was used as a substitute for plates which were only invented in the 1500's. The Sally Lunn bun is a type of trencher bread & it soaks up the flavour from the meal itself.

Now I must admit when I passed on starters I was imagining the meal would be served on a huge bun equating to a plate. I was wrong the meal is served on top of a hunk of the Sally Lunn Bunn. The starters looked unappertizing but were in fact deemed to be very tasty. I ordered the beef Bourguinon trencher which was very boozy!! Then the desserts were a good size, I had the lemon tart. Our table enjoyed a bottle of pink Cava to start followed by the house white.

The ambience is one of dining in someone's dining room it is quirky. The tea room serves different kinds of food which is the Sally Lunn Bun with sweet or savoury fillings. I would suggest you book in advance of a visit for lunch, tea or dinner.

Food On The Hoof (so to speak)

by johngayton about Schwartz Bros

Some may think that the local mini fast-food chain of Schwartz Bros (established 1977) was set up to compete with the likes of McDonalds but there's just no competition. These burgers are a different animal - 100% beef, cooked fresh to order, decent buns and fries and various interesting and tasty variations. There's even vegetarian options but these aren't made of beef LOL ;)

Service too doesn't compete. Here you are a valued customer - they want your money and are happy to be pleasant about taking it! Has to be the Cheeseburger with Bacon and Chilli - everything a burger should be, moist and flavoursome in a bun that actually has texture: Delish! A little more expensive than the mass-produced stuff but hey they're not competing on price either!

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