I implore, nay, beg one thing of you, when you’re planning your trip to the UK – apart from the essential London, Scotland and Chatsworth House visit – please consider a journey to the South West of England and visit the beautiful city of Bath. It’s just a few hours away from London via car or by train but it’s essential. In fact, if you’re driving from London, you can also visit Stonehenge on the way.
I fell in love with Bath when I worked there in the late 1990s and quite frankly, I still think of owning a property on the classic Royal Crescent – just as soon as my pennies accumulate beyond the 53p mark.
It’s an intoxicating city to visit. Even one of England’s most beloved and famous authors Jane Austen lived in Bath for five years with her family. Two of Austen’s books feature Bath heavily in the stories. Tourists can visit the Jane Austen Centre which focuses on her life while she lived in the city and the influence it had on her writing.
Most of the following photographs were taken last year on my trip back to England. I always take time to visit this wonderful place and soak in the buildings and the atmosphere. Truly magical.
Additional photo credits: Royal Crescent courtesy of Adrian Pingstone. Sally Lunn courtesy of Fahdshariff