Bath time delights

(From far left) Go goggle-eyed picking from hundreds of jars of sweets at The Bath Sweet Shop, sniff out your favourite cheese at Paxton & Whitfield and sit down for a good meal at Michelin-starred The Olive Tree Restaurant. The iconic Roman Baths in
The iconic Roman Baths in the city of Bath in south-west England. PHOTO: PHOTO TOURS IN BATH
(From far left) Go goggle-eyed picking from hundreds of jars of sweets at The Bath Sweet Shop, sniff out your favourite cheese at Paxton & Whitfield and sit down for a good meal at Michelin-starred The Olive Tree Restaurant. The iconic Roman Baths in
Go goggle-eyed picking from hundreds of jars of sweets at The Bath Sweet Shop.PHOTO: GHILLIE JAMES
(From far left) Go goggle-eyed picking from hundreds of jars of sweets at The Bath Sweet Shop, sniff out your favourite cheese at Paxton & Whitfield and sit down for a good meal at Michelin-starred The Olive Tree Restaurant. The iconic Roman Baths in
Sniff out your favourite cheese at Paxton & Whitfield.PHOTO: GHILLIE JAMES
(From far left) Go goggle-eyed picking from hundreds of jars of sweets at The Bath Sweet Shop, sniff out your favourite cheese at Paxton & Whitfield and sit down for a good meal at Michelin-starred The Olive Tree Restaurant. The iconic Roman Baths in
Sit down for a good meal at Michelin-starred The Olive Tree Restaurant.PHOTO: QUEENSBERRY HOTEL
(From far left) Go goggle-eyed picking from hundreds of jars of sweets at The Bath Sweet Shop, sniff out your favourite cheese at Paxton & Whitfield and sit down for a good meal at Michelin-starred The Olive Tree Restaurant. The iconic Roman Baths in
Among the must-see places in Bath is The Royal Crescent, a row of 30 terraced houses laid out in a sweeping crescent that is among the best examples of Georgian architecture in Britain. PHOTO: PHOTO TOURS IN BATH
(From far left) Go goggle-eyed picking from hundreds of jars of sweets at The Bath Sweet Shop, sniff out your favourite cheese at Paxton & Whitfield and sit down for a good meal at Michelin-starred The Olive Tree Restaurant. The iconic Roman Baths in
The Pulteney Bridge offers splendid views and a chance to take a boat up the River Avon.PHOTO: PHOTO TOURS IN BATH

Other than soaking in a thermal spa in the quaint English city, you can also dress up in a Jane Austen costume or check out the thriving gastronomic scene

"Oh! Who can be ever tired of Bath?" - Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

The beautiful English spa city of Bath, home to ancient hot springs and novelist Jane Austen, is now bubbling with exciting new gastronomic pleasures.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on October 13, 2019, with the headline 'Bath time delights'. Print Edition | Subscribe