This past weekend, Paul and I had a short beak in one of my favourite places in the UK outside of London—Bath.
A historic city, known to many for the Roman Baths and Pulteney Bridge, for example, Bath is a rather regal city that also happens to be very pretty, and when I think of the word pretty, I think engaging. From the Georgian buildings to the lovely cobblestone streets, it is a great place for simply being.
This visit, we happened upon a National Trust property called Prior Park, just outside of Bath, where we saw the city from a different viewpoint. Built by Ralph Allen in the 1700s to exhibit the beautiful honey-coloured stone that is seen around Bath today, Prior Park offers breath-taking views of Bath.
And if one so happens to tire of looking at the pretty city in the distance, the garden itself has plenty to offer, including the mansion, now a private school. As it was the best weather weekend of the year, a tease of what’s to come, we had about a one-hour jaunt discovering the landscape garden.
Finally, Bath tops my favourites in Britain because it is an easy day trip from London, but offers great overnight accommodation, too. This time around, we stayed at Bailbrook House Hotel, a great find, if I must say so myself, though I didn’t find it.
Never mind, a good time was had by all, in this favourite hotspot.