Hello you lovelies! I recently got back from a little Christmas market break in Bath with my boyfriend so I wanted to write up a post featuring our antics! I also have a list up of the best Christmas markets for couples – take a look at it here – I already gave Bath a feature as it was supposed to be amazing… (It was. 😉 ) We booked a hotel for the opening night of the markets; it was on a Thursday so was a million times cheaper, and it was nice seeing the markets in full swing as they were launched.
It was actually a long old drive from Brighton to Bath so we arrived as it was starting to get dark – but it did make all the lights so much prettier! We stayed in the Apex city hotel and it was lovely – beautifully decorated with cheery staff. We settled down for a lounge (I had a nap after the drive and generally being a human comprised of sleep,) and then got ready and headed out to explore the markets.
Most of the Christmas markets I’ve visited before have been set in one big open area and it’s generally quite easy to cover it all, but there were so many stalls in Bath set around loads of little lanes and alleys, so it is really one to explore – all set in the most beautiful scenery and so much range!
They have a bajillion delissssh food stalls, plenty of mulled wine and decorations for sale, and then loads of specialist wood and glass stalls – all coherent set in the cutest little wooden huts. We bought a whole bunch of brownies from different stalls, some decorations, and then watched the carollers and explored all the little roads. It was so pretty and just the right amount of busy at that stage – still pretty packed but not enough to get too stressy so it was a good balance!
We grabbed some drinks from Wetherspoons and had a really lovely night – finishing off with a takeaway pizza and chips at the hotel. (My life is just food central what can I say!)
The next day we went to the Roman Baths – I’ve been before as a kid but my boyfriend had never visited the city and I didn’t really remember it so we wanted to explore. It was so beautiful! Overlooked by the gorgeous Abbey and nestled between the Christmas stalls, we had a great time walking around and hearing some info on the history.
We did a little shopping (having inadvertently gone over black Friday so it was 100% PACKED!) and walked around the stalls again in the daylight, before walking along the river and getting some lunch/early dinner.
I hadn’t had a Prezzo in such a long time and it’s one of our fave restaurants – paired with the fact there was a buy one get one free on mains deal (keep an eye on their website as they always have offers,) it was an easy decision! Of course it was amazing, so being stuffed to the brim we headed back home on the three hour drive – before heading to the Cinema to watch Thor. (It was a busy day ahah! And Thor is deffo worth seeing by the way!) 😉 Overall we had a really lovely time in Bath, if you’re looking for a cute romantic break for Christmas it’s 100% worth looking into!