Tours: Our First Full Day in Bath

After a good night’s sleep, we headed down to breakfast, which started later than usual since it is a Bank Holiday.  Our breakfast table is designated by room number.  We had a choice of five different meals:

  • A full all English Breakfast
  • Scrambled Eggs and Bacon
  • Fried Egg and Bacon
  • Egg and Toast
  • Beans and Toast
  • Vegetarian

Farrah had the scrambled eggs and bacon and I had the egg and bacon.  The bacon is cut much like a thin ham steak - nice and salty.  There were also choices of cereals, fruit, and juices.  Not a bad breakfast for a seemingly small bed and breakfast.

We looked outside while eating breakfast, seeing the wind and rain that were mentioned on the morning television forecast.  We weren’t going to let the rain change our plans of taking the Bath CitySightseeing tour.  After all, this is England and it does rain!

Bath CitySightseeing is broken up into two sections: The City Centre Tour and Skyline Tour.  We took the City Centre Tour which took us through sights within the city.  We sat on the top front covered section of the double-decker tour bus, sheltering us from the rain.  It was difficult to see some of the sites pointed out by our tour guide through the rain-drenched windows.  By the tour’s end, the sun was starting to try and break up the clouds.

We then headed to Roman Baths Museum.  The museum was crowded since it was a holiday.  We managed to take the full tour in about 90 minutes. Afterward, we grabbed lunch at Sally Lunds, the oldest (tea) house in Bath.  Farrah ordered the Bath Cream Tea with half of their famous bun.  The bun, we are told, is created from an ultra-secret recipe, locked in a safe, and only known by three people.  It came with raspberry and clotted cream.  I had a roast beef sandwich which came with apple pie and clotted cream.  Yummy on both counts.

After our fulfilling lunch, we jumped on the Skyline portion of the Bath CitySightseeing tour.  We sat on the uncovered portion of the top of the bus this time since the weather cleared.  We had to dodge tree branches from time to time up there.

For dinner, we decided to try Wagamama which received some good reviews.  Wagamama is a nice clean trendy type of place to eat Japanese food.  Farrah tried the Miso Ramen and I had the Chilli Beef Ramen, both served with very fresh vegetables.  The prices are high, considering the conversion rate, but we’re on vacation!

AJ Giron @verbal