Recetly, Phill and I enjoyed our first city break together since having our daughter Rose. As a Christmas present I got Phill tickets to see the White Buffalo in concert in Bristol and I thought it would be a great chance to have some time away just the two of us. So I booked a two night stay at a hotel and organised for the grandparents to look after Rose whilst we were away.
We stayed in Bristol’s quirky westend. The location was spot on as it was close to the concert venue, had good cafes and restaurants and was great for a spot of alternative shopping. The only let-down was our hotel. It looked good from the outside but our room was pokey and on both nights we were kept awake due to loud music playing until 1am. Not ideal!
Of course, I vlogged our trip and you can watch it on my Youtube channel or below.
Bristol Highlights: Pancakes at Bill’s, vintage shopping in the westend and spotting Banksy’s ‘Well Hung Lover’.
We could have happily explored Bristol over the two days but with the city of Bath close-by I knew I wanted to fit in a visit. Since I was a teenager I have wanted to visit Bath, mainly down to the fact Jane Austen’s novel Persuasion had such beautiful depictions of the place which really captured my imagination. Luckily the real thing didn’t disappoint.
As soon as I got off the brief ten minute train journey from Bristol I fell in love with Bath. The city is quaint, pristine and full of history. Whilst we only spent the evening in Bath we tried to make the most of it. The shops and main tours were all closing when we arrived but I was quite content roaming the streets and staring at all the beautiful Georgian houses. However, I got a bit of a fright when I seen the sky-high house prices! Whereas Bristol was full of young students, Bath’s demographic was definitely older…and probably a lot richer too!
Check out my travel vlog to see all that we got up to on our trip!
Bath Highlights: The Georgian townhouses at The Circus and eating Marshfield ice-cream outside Bath Abbey with my love.