We've just come back from an amazing long weekend in Bath to celebrate our anniversary - and it was fab! I know that the 'stay-cation' is the 'in' thing to do in the current economic climate and for good reason, we have some beautiful places to visit right here in the UK.
Bath is a stunning city with plenty to see and do. We did all the tourist hot-spots including Bath Abbey, the Roman Baths (which are way better to visit than when I went as a kid!!), afternoon tea at The Pump Rooms and Royal Crescent. On the drive into Bath we tuned into local radio and heard about a competition for local school children to design a dish for Jamie Oliver's Italian in Bath - that was it, I was straight onto my iPhone to search for where the restaurant was and we added it to our mental 'to-do' list. We decided to go on Saturday night despite knowing that we'd probably have to queue for ages but we were pleasantly surprised. Despite it being a very busy evening we only waited about 10 mins before we were able to get a drink at the bar. Our meal was fabulous - I can highly recommend the Black Truffle Tagliatelle, it was absolute heaven on a plate!! The whole evening was wonderful and romantic - just what we had hoped for as we celebrated 3 years together and sipped some very nice champagne!
We decided to undo some of the naughtiness of Saturday's meal by spending Sunday at the Spa in Bath. Dave was so keen for us to go and chill out at this spa as it had an open air rooftop pool and we were both blown away by it! The view was incredible as we swam in the steaming hot spring water looking at the city through the glass panels surrounding us -simply fantastic!
I came back to earth with a bump as I found over 300 emails waiting for me when I got home but I am still so chilled out that I don't really mind. If you fancy a romantic break that won't damage your wallet then I can't praise Bath highly enough!!