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.
THE VIEW FROM OUR ROOM OF THE GORGEOUS GARDEN AT THE CRESCENT
A HUGE ROMAN-ESQUE URN – I WOULD QUITE LIKE ONE OF THESE IN MY GARDEN
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.
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.
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.
THE WIER AT BATHAMPTON
APPROACHING BATH THROUGH POULTENEY BRIDGE
I’m linking this with How does your garden grow? over at the stunning Fable & Folk.