Bath....a World Heritage City, dates back to Roman times when the presence of the only hot springs in Britain made it the perfect place to create a spa town.The Georgian buildings are almost all the honey coloured stone buildings you see in the Cotswolds set on the River Avon We stopped in the Circus and again in The Royal Crescent - a spectacular circular building to ask for directions.
After a snack in a pub which was clearly very old and had lots of stories it could tell if only the walls could talk, Marita and Ell had to head home, so we said final good byes as we won,t see M and E again this trip. Next time we see them they will be in Switzerland!
The rooms were small, beautifully done but somewhat overfurnished leaving little room for luggage. The breakfast was really excellent. The best yet ....with fresh strawberries and pineapple, yoghurt, cereals, nuts and seeds each in their own big earthernware bowl, brown toast and crumpets, homemade marmalades and jams, and the most fantastic coffee. The dining room decor was also amazing. The owner used to be a property developer and had renovated it from a very rundown state. The Forest and Flowers is now a popular pub and a delightful place to stay in Bath. Close to the town - and on a bus route.