That was some great timing wasn’t it? We left London at what… 9.30am? And made it to Bath, parked up and in the city-centre mosque by 12.30, right in time for Friday prayer?
That was a good plan. If any of your friends are looking to make a similar trip, let them know that the Bath Islamic Society is located at 8 Pierrepont St. It’s not much to look at but it got the job done.
The most convenient place to park is the Manvers St. car park right opposite but it’s not too big and likely to get full during busy periods as we found out. So after dropping you off, I went to the Avon St. car park which was nearby.
Fortunately Bath is a pretty little town which you can walk around easily and take in all the sites. We headed north from the mosque towards the river and stumbled upon both the Abbey and the Pulteney Bridge. It was very reminiscent of the Ponte Vecchio in Florence wasn’t it?
And right behind the Abbey were the Roman Baths, the main attraction which draws people to this picturesque Somerset town.
The family ticket to the Roman Baths cost about £45…Yeah… it’s not the most amazing attraction but I think I heard on the audio guide that it is the only natural hot spring in the whole of the UK…and it’s quite amazing to imagine Roman soldiers would have been bathing in this very spot 2000 years ago!
But I know what you’re thinking… the highlight for you was the famous Sally Lunn bun wasn’t it? That was a great lunch we enjoyed. The bun was lovely, airy and light… and combined with the cream tea it was an absolute delight.
No wonder this quaint little shoppe has being going strong for the last 300 years! And to think we almost ate at the Moroccan place next door. One has to explore and embrace the local heritage!
Looking forward to the next trip…