My sister and her friend Sarah were living in London for three months. So naturally, my other sister Corrinne and I saw the excuse to get over here and grabbed it immediately. Our trip was pretty much centered around three things 1. Jane Austen 2. The English country side and 3. Food. That’s us. In a nutshell.
The best way to describe Bath and the Cotwold’s is to think about every picturesque English town you’ve ever seen in the movies…Pride and Prejudice, Harry Potter, Doctor Doolittle. Got a picture? Well, that is the Cotswolds. And you know how beautiful it looks in the movies? Well, it’s actually like that…in real life! Needless to say, it’s a perfect honeymoon destination. Seattle has direct flights to London in the summer, so it’s pretty convenient to get there too!
If you are planning your own trip to England a visit to Bath should be on your list, here is a suggested itinerary:
Day 1: Fly into London Heathrow
Day 2: Drive to Bath (about 2 hours). We stayed at the Best Western Abbey Hotel, which was in the city center and within walking distance of all the main attractions.
Day 3: Explore the Cotswold’s. We visited Lacock and Castle Combe, then drove to Blenheim Palace. This took us all day.
Day 4: Visit Bath! The Roman Baths, Royal Crescent and the High Street should all be on your list. If you’re a Jane Austen fan, don’t miss the Jane Austen Museum. If you want the quintessential English tea, definitely head to Sally Lunn’s Tea House, you won’t be disappointed!
This is the town Castle Combe.
The Royal Crescent in Bath
For more information on Bath and the Cotswold’s check out the Fodor’s Guide.