Monthly Archives: September 2015

A Weekend In Somerset

September 20, 2015

This weekend my family & I spent the weekend in the beautiful city of Bath. Well…it was actually because we were moving my sister in to her student accommodation in Bath University, but I like to think of it as a weekend away so let’s stick with that for now.

I’ve been to Bath a few times now and even still, I am awe-struck by the initial scenery as we come off the motorway and approach the city. It somehow reminds me of the town Bilbo Baggins lived in; acres of green hills with the land partitioned with rows of bushes and paths meandering in between. The photograph I took definitely doesn’t do it justice. I don’t suggest taking photos from inside a fast moving car…

Milsom Place was the chosen destination for lunch. With lots of small lanes and cute boutiques, it was a nice place to escape from the bustling high street.

I took the opportunity to explore the city a bit more whilst the rest of the family were out buying uni supplies.

Although it was only for one night, I had never stayed in an English hotel before so I was intrigued to see how it might differ to other hotels I had stayed at in the past. The Abbey Hotel was just a 2 minute walk away from the abbey itself, above the Allium Restaurant. The room was modern, but incredibly cosy; it immediately felt like home (even if it was home for just a few hours). The view from the room was spectacular, overlooking the Avon River. And of course, the breakfast was delicious – the smoked salmon was to die for!

For the final leg of our ‘holiday’ we ventured out to Bristol for a spot of shopping. I don’t usually take pictures of shopping malls, but upon arrival at Cabot Circus I just couldn’t resist!

All pictures on this post were taken with my Fujifilm X-A2 camera.

The drive home wasn’t even remotely as exciting as the rest of the trip… just a queue of road closures and traffic jams. I hope you’ve enjoyed this virtual tour ~

‘Till next time,

Rae x