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1 day itinerary help

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1 day itinerary help

Ok, we have 1 full day to spend in Bath. We want to visit:

Abbey: Pump rooms and Baths

See: Royal Cresent, Circus

Assembly Rooms: Museum of Costume

Lunch at Demulth's Restaurant

Browse through stores by Poultney Bridge

End of day Snack at Sally Lunn's

We will arrive at 9:30 am.

I need help with order of visits, and what train to take back to London. We don't want to get back too late at night, but we don't want to feel rushed either. Any suggestions regarding visitation order and what time to book return train is most appreciated. Thanks, Anita

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1. Re: 1 day itinerary help

Hi Londonbound ! You could pick up a leaflet at the Tourist Information Office (in the square beside the Abbey - not in front of it) which is a self-guided tour following brass plaques in the pavements. A guided walking tour of Bath (with a Blue Badge Guide - fee charged) would take about two hours to take in the most famous parts. The visit to the Assembly rooms and museum of costume would take about an hour or so - depending on your interest and if the rooms are all open for visiting. The rooms are used for weddings, concerts,meetings etc. so they are not always all open. If you would like a free walking tour, the Mayor's Voluntary Corps of Guides take people round the city for about two hours, but they don't necessarily do all the famous bits every time, you need to check with the guide. They meet you outside the abbey in the main square near the entrance to the Roman Baths Museum. The Roman Baths Museum could take you around two hours to visit (has been known for some to do it in 45 minutes !) depending on how much time you have, how interested you are...and if you religiously follow the audio guide that is given out to each visitor. If you want to do shopping too - then a day is not enough ! However, a day is perfect to do the main bits as a 'taster', you just have to tailor your visits to museums to fit the time you have. Shops shut around 5.pm to 5.30pm You could also do an open top bus tour to get your bearings. Bath is a small compact city, and the centre is pedestrianised. More detailed information on all the above on www.visitbath.com Hope this helps - enjoy your visit !

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The railway station is not far from the centre on foot - you could walk straight up to the Abbey area to start and get the leaflets etc. from the tourist office. Then do the 'walking' bits first while you're feet are fresh ! Follow the self-guided tour leaflet or do something on the lines of : Up through the centre via Queen's Square to Victoria Park - into the Royal Crescent and back along Brock Street and the Circus to the Assembly Rooms (get combined ticket for Roman Baths museum and Museum of Costume- cheaper) then down through the centre via Broad Street (Dicken's pub the Saracen's Head) and on to Pultney Bridge and Great Pulteney Street. Over the bridges for views and photos - down by the river for riverside walk - up back to Abbey - visit Abbey - Sally Lunn's/Demuth's Roman Bath Museum ... divide up the map and do a figure of eight if you like, so you cover it all in two halves of a day.

Check the map on a site like www.multimap or similar - so you can see where everything is and the distances involved.

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Thanks, Nolana- I've printed out your suggesetions-- looks great. Anita