An Escape from Life’s Hustle and Bustle: Unwinding in Bath
Known for its 18th-century Georgian architecture and historic hot springs, Bath offers visitors a refuge from the daily grind. Combining modern comforts and an old-world charm, Bath makes its visitors feel like they’re in a Jane Austen novel one minute and in a gentle, relaxing city the next.
If you’re planning to pause and unwind in this historic city, here are a few activities you might want to try:
Go for a boat tour
Deviating from the trains, buses and cabs, enjoying a cruise along the River Avon is a refreshing way to go around the city. The cosy canal boat allows you to experience some of the best views of the city and its countryside, including Bath’s wonderful wildlife. There are boat trips complete with walking and pub tours, making the experience more enjoyable as you get to know the city.
Get a massage and pamper yourself
Your body may feel tired at the end of work or after going around the city. You can’t go wrong with giving yourself a few minutes or hours of pampering. Visit one of Bath’s natural springs and discover why Bath is known for its spa breaks. From the moment your toe touches the water to the moment you let yourself relax while immersed in the pool, you can feel the springs’ mineral-rich waters working on your skin, then your mind and muscles.
Enjoy the company of animals
Another way of melting away from the city is to visit farms to feed, cuddle and pet animals.
Animals can reduce stress. Studies found that interaction with animals can lower the levels of anxiety and stress. In fact, many psychologists believe in animal-assisted therapy. If you enjoy the company of animals, try visiting different farms and parks such as the Bath City Farm and Avalon Valley Adventure & Wildlife Park.
From its landscape to its culture, Bath offers a wide selection of rejuvenating places and activities for the tired soul. Visit this city on a midweek to be able to fully immerse yourself in its beauty and serenity.