Caravanning around Bath
The world heritage city of Bath is not only England’s most complete collection of Georgian architecture, but also, for many, the gateway to Stonehenge and the Longleat Safari Park. For those of our readers who fancy the idea of caravanning around Bath, we recommend that you plan ahead. Look up traffic information about Bath before you set off, and look for a convenient way to travel through the city. Here are a few things you should know about lovely Bath:
City Access for Those Motorhoming around Bath
Bath is notoriously hard to drive through because of bus lanes, narrow streets, and its appeal to visitors as a UNESCO site. So, if you own a caravan and can’t help driving through it, make sure you deck out your vehicle with Milenco towing mirrors. There’s a free Park-and-Ride service with three sites not far from the city. Buses stop here every 15 minutes. The Newbridge Park & Ride comes with a locked barrier that’s 6ft 6̎, while Odd Down Park & Ride has a 7ft 2̎ barrier.
Holiday Parks for People Caravanning around Bath
Caravanning and motorhoming around Bath is a very popular pastime, and there are various holiday parks nearby. Bath Chew Valley Caravan Park is an adult-only option, but it’s also some 13 miles away from Bath. The Bath Marina and Caravan Park is much closer and only a 10-minute drive away.
Things to Do in Bath
Bath is the perfect place to visit as a couple. If you’ve decided to go caravanning around Bath and to hail a ride to the city, here are three popular local attractions that are reachable by bus:
1. Bathe in a Warm Roof-Top Pool
When in Bath, do as the Romans did: take a warm bath. The Thermae Bath Spa in the city centre is the best place to soak up some naturally warm water that’s laden with minerals. If a romantic lit rooftop pool with views of the city at night isn’t your cup of tea, then you can try the indoor bath or a spa package.
2. Be Jane Austen for a Day
To get a feel for what Jane Austen’s life was like when she wrote your favourite novels, then you’d best head over to the Georgian townhouse that commemorates it, namely the Jane Austen Centre. It’s here that you’ll be able to dress up like her, see what fashion was like in her time, taste the homemade cake, sip the leaf tea and be a part of that society, if only for a few moments.
3. Try Sally Lunn’s Bun
The oldest house in the city is also a restaurant and a museum. It’s here that French refugee Sally Lunn opened her bakery in 1680, and her fluffy buns are served here to this day, alongside traditional English meals.