Escape to Bath

Royal Crescent, Bath

The weekend saw gorgeous blue skies and a very strong sun beaming upon us.  It had been a hectic half term, so we made a last minute decision to go to beautiful Bath.  It is only an hour from where we live, so we could justify an overnight stay…just! My husband and I had our honeymoon in Bath so it holds such special memories for us, and it was lovely to share that with the children.

We stayed at the gorgeous Royal Crescent hotel.  Oh my gosh, it really is the most wonderful hotel we have ever stayed in! Super expensive, but hey, what are tax rebates for *shushes the little voice in my head that prods me and tells me rebates are for credit card debts*.

The garden behind the crescent is a quiet haven.  The only sounds are the low murmurs of conversations and the chinking of tea cups on saucers.

View down to Royal Crescent gardens

THE VIEW FROM OUR ROOM OF THE GORGEOUS GARDEN AT THE CRESCENT

Royal Cresent garden landscape

A HUGE ROMAN-ESQUE URN – I WOULD QUITE LIKE ONE OF THESE IN MY GARDEN

Royal Crescent courtyard

A SNEAKY PEEK THROUGH A DOOR IN THE WALL LED US TO THIS COURTYARD

My husband took this photo and chopped the top of the structure, so apologies for that.  It really was very striking, though it wouldn’t keep the rain off.

Looking up, Royal Cresent

I was hesitant to take too many more photos of the garden as there were lots of guests who I didn’t want to make feel uncomfortable by snapping them eating their cream teas!

I can’t resist, though, just sharing a few more pictures of the stunning architecture of the city.

Royal Crescent at dusk

No 1 Royal Crescent

The Circus, Bath

THE CIRCUS AT DUSK

We also treated the children to a river boat trip from Bath to Bathampton.  It was perfect weather to be on the river with the breeze in our hair.

Bathampton wier

THE WIER AT BATHAMPTON

Swan & cygnets, Bathampton

Poulteney Bridge, Bath

APPROACHING BATH THROUGH POULTENEY BRIDGE

I’m linking this with How does your garden grow? over at the stunning Fable & Folk.

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5 Comments

  1. June 9, 2016 / 12:04 pm

    We went to Bath years ago and I have really been wanting to go back. It’s such an elegant city and I bet it must look glorious all over at this time of year.

  2. June 9, 2016 / 2:33 pm

    how beautiful!!!! good for you. every once in a while you have to splurge. life is too short not to. -Claudia

  3. June 9, 2016 / 3:17 pm

    stunning hotel and gardens. I will be in Bath in August when I visit the Uk as my MIL lives near by. I’ve only been to the crescent once, despite visiting the city 100’s of times

  4. June 11, 2016 / 9:34 pm

    I adore Bath, it’s such a photogenic place to visit. I have only visited in the Winter months before so I can only image how much next level awesomeness Summer must bring.
    I always end up walking along the crescent day dreaming I live in one of the huge houses with it’s high ceilings and say windows!
    Lovely photos and so nice that you had a night away – huzzah for tax rebates!!!
    Thanks for joining in again lovely, I hope that you are having a nice weekend 🙂

  5. June 16, 2016 / 5:49 am

    I used to go out with a lad whose brother’s flat overlooked the crescent (well if you stood on a chair and craned your neck out of the attic Velux window!) . Obviously I never saw any gardens that way and it seemed I missed a real treat 🙂 #hdygg

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