I fell head over heels for the Georgian architecture in Bath. Symmetrical, weathered and classically simple, Bath is saturated with picturesque architecture in every corner. So on our second day we headed out into the cold to feast our eyes on just that.
Naturally, when in Bath you head to the Roman Baths!
This was our first tourist spot of the day and I can highly say if you ever find yourself in Bath, you simply must pay a visit.
The Roman Baths are a well-preserved Roman site for public bathing and attract more than one million visitors a year. It was constructed in 60-70 AD, and gradually over the following 300 years, when the Romans invaded and occupied much of Britain.
Yet, when the Romans withdrew from Britain, the baths fell into disrepair and almost destroyed. In the 18th century, the baths were redeveloped and modified, and back in use.
But alas, no more swimming for us 21st century folks.
Surprisingly, it's not just the baths you get to visit with your ticket, but the museum too which proffers interesting, detailed facts and artefacts from the original Roman baths. You could easily spend much over an hour pretending you're a Roman goddess around here...
And when you're finished, take another look at the beautiful architecture, meandering around the little lanes that boast interesting nooks and crannies.
Be sure to have Instagram open as this place is pretty worthy of a 'gram.
Blissfully quaint and charming, we felt satisfied that Bath had recharged our culture batteries, and helped us explore a little more of this island we call home.
I cannot wait to see more of the UK now. I have Cotswolds, Cornwall, Cambridge and the Lake District all on my bucketlist - and hey, I'm open to more suggestions!
Summer here I come!
Where have you explored in the UK?