Gail’s Guide to Bath

Dear Diva Readers,

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She had read quite a bit about Corsham and was considering staying there for the weekend after her Antiques Diva Tour. Touring Corsham Court, viewing the art, and taking scenic bike rides were of interest to her, but she wasn’t sure if she should stay in Corsham or just visit for a day. She also wanted to visit local charity shops, tea rooms, and independent creative shops that specialize in knitting and embroidery. With all this information, Gail had a few suggestions and I wanted to share them with you all here on the blog!

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Gail writes:

This is such a lovely area here – Bath is in the top 4 places to visit in the UK so you can make the most of it.  See www.visitbath.co.uk for inspiration.

There is  a wonderful towpath alongside the Avon + Kennet Canal which people ride their bikes.  You can easily hire a bike in Bath for convenience and see this beautiful area of the UK.

You could even stay on a narrow boat which might be fun!

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I would recommend that you stay in Bath rather than Corsham because that is where the attractions are – from the items above to restaurants, museums, shopping of all sorts including charity shops (goodwill shops).

This website lists all places to stay. Corsham is a sleepy little town and incredibly fun to explore but maybe for an afternoon only.

The Fashion Museum is the national museum for costume across all eras up to the present day and would be of interest if you like textiles. 

The mainline train station, Bath Spa goes to Paddington (same line as Chippenham) and trains leave every 25 minutes or so, so you can travel back
to London easily on Sunday to catch your flight.

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The Visit Bath website is very good and has all the attractions listed. People come from all over the world to see Bath which is one of only 7 World Heritage sites.  It is a very walkable city so you will be totally fine without a car.

Hope this helps!

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It sounds like this client is going to have a fabulous weekend exploring Bath after her Antiques Diva Tour. And believe me, there’s nothing like a little rest after shopping till you drop! If you would like more information on taking an Antiques Diva Tour in any of our 8 tour countries—England, France, Italy, Sweden, Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands, or Denmark—email us at to:info@antiquesdiva.com”>info@antiquesdiva.com.

Cheers,

The Antiques Diva®