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Sunday, 27 October 2013

A sightseeing jog around beautiful Bath


I've just got back from an amazing hen weekend in Bath and my resolve to keep a lid on the drinking and maintain my clean eating plan went swiftly out of the window as soon as I arrived.

I did kind of plan to step off of the wagon momentarily though, so it's not the end of the world. I squeezed in an easy three mile jog on Saturday around the city to take in the sights and make room for the buckets of gin that would be consumed that evening. 

Obviously a quick jog isn't gonna work off the weekend's excesses, but if we don't tell Tess then everything will be OK, right? 

I spent quite a bit of time stopping to take photos and getting lost at dead ends, so the run looked a bit like this:


The sights...



The front of Bath Abbey
Bath Abbey

River avon weir Bath
River Avon weir 

Pulteney Bridge Bath
Rooftops of the shops on the Pulteney Bridge

Pulteney Bridge roadside, Bath
Pulteney Bridge roadside

The grand Great Pulteney Street - Bath's widest and grandest street. The building at the end is now a museum but used to be the Sydney Hotel which housed card rooms, concert room and ballroom for the city's visitors.





  St Michael's Church, Bath
St Michael's Church

The Circus, designed by architect John Wood, the Elder, completed by his son. 

Horse and cart, Bath
Horse and carriage! 


The architecture is just beautiful in Bath. All of the buildings are made with the iconic golden coloured Bath Stone, the streets lined with perfectly-uniformed town houses and grand crescents and avenues. The city itself has long been a centre of wealth and aestheticism; a place of leisure, luxury, health and healing centred around its natural hot springs

We went on a walking tour of the city in the morning and it was fascinating to learn about the history behind Bath's beautiful facade. The tour was free and lasted two hours, and I'd highly recommend it if you're visiting. I've decided now that whenever I visit a new city I'll try to get onto one of these tours as it's a much more engaging way of learning about a place. And then, once I've done the walking tour, I'll follow it up with a running tour of my own :) 

Do you take your running kit to hen/stag dos and other events? Do you run when on holiday or away for the weekend? 

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