On (and Off) the Tourist Trail in Bath
With our flagship store located right in the centre of Bath for over 40 years, the staff at DuoBoots know a thing or two about our beautiful city. In fact, we often recommend places that our wonderful customers should experience during their visit to Bath.
That’s why we thought we’d share them with you too. Here we’ve rounded up a mixture of touristy favourites and local haunts. Why not try some of them out and let us know what you think?
On the Bath tourist trail
Despite the fact these are famous as can be, we think they’re worth a mention as no trip to Bath should be without them.
The Royal Cresent
Iconic and striking, The Royal Crescent is an 18th century Palladian crescent made up of thirty stunning houses built from beautiful Bath stone. Don’t miss out on visiting No. 1 Royal Crescent, a sympathetically restored townhouse with 10 display rooms offering an insight into Georgian life.
Perhaps less famous than The Royal Crescent, The Circus is no less impressive. Another fine example of the Georgian architecture for which the area is famed, The Circus has even featured in adaptations of Jane Austen’s ‘Persuasion’. And younger members of the family will love playing ‘I spy’, picking out the intricate carvings above the windows.
Royal Victoria Park
Spanning 57 acres, including duck ponds, botanical gardens and points of interest such as an Obelisk dedicated to Queen Victoria who opened the park aged just 11. The park has hosted a multitude of events from music to fun fairs to festivals over the years. But in our opinion, you can’t beat simply relaxing in Victoria Park on a warm day or enjoying some of the best dog walks in Bath.
Walk around the city centre
As cities go, Bath’s modest size and high density of historic buildings makes it a great option for exploring on foot. We suggest going back in history at the Roman Baths and stopping for tea at the Pump Rooms where the upper classes used to come to ‘take the waters”, visit Bath Abbey for stunning stained glass and outstanding architecture and make sure you climb the 212 steps up the tower for the best panoramic view you’ll find in Bath.
Off the beaten track
And when you’re fed up with battling the crowds and jostling for position to take the perfect photos, why not head away from the best-known attractions to something a little quieter?
Hare & Hounds pub
It’s thirsty work all this sightseeing, so when it’s time to take a break we suggest you head for the Hare & Hounds pub. Famed for its good food, good service and relaxed atmosphere, we love getting away from the hustle and bustle and reminding ourselves just how close we are to glorious rolling green countryside. Child-friendly, dog-friendly and one of the best Sunday roasts around.
It might be one of the lesser known shopping areas in Bath, but Margaret’s Buildings is chock full of wonderful independent shops and services. From jewellery to antiques and interiors to art, this area is perfect when you’re seeking a little shopping inspiration.
Topping & Company Booksellers
As anyone who is familiar with Bath will attest, there are a lot of independent bookshops in the city. But Topping & Company is one of our favourites, boasting over 45,000 titles on their shelves. Browse, have a drink or simply hang out in this fascinating store and look out for readings, signings and other events.
Positioned at the heart of Bath’s ‘antiques quarter’, Bartlett Street offers plenty in the way of fashionable independent shops and cafes along a pleasant pedestrianised street. Don’t miss the large Antiques Centre for quirky finds and make sure you pop into Café Lucca where you can enjoy delicious coffee and cake or Mediterranean fare while watching the world go by.
Or if it’s an evening destination you’re after, try ArtBar. Relatively new on the Bath scene and located centrally at the Abbey Hotel, ArtBar is a cocktail bar and art gallery in one - showcasing the vibrant creative talent of local artists, photographers and sculptors. Oh, and wait until you see the gin menu!
Of course, no trip to Bath would be complete without a visit to our boutique located in historic Milsom Street. Come in, spend a while discovering our beautiful collection of boots and make the most of our styling area to relax and try on a few pairs.
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