Jane Austen’s Bath

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A quick update – we are making our way back to Southampton to re-board the QM2 home and spending the weekend in Bath (as in Jane Austen fame).

We are staying in a Georgian apartment that dates from 1798. I found it on TripAdvisor and renting directly from the owner. You never know how these things will go, but it turned out perfectly. It is located at 30 Great Pulteney Street, which is in the center of things, and filled with antiques. It really makes us feel like we are in Jane Austen’s era.

Last night, we ventured out for dinner at Sally Lunn’s, which is in the oldest house in Bath (dating to 1482). It is tiny with only about 8 tables in Sally’s former living room, so we were thrilled to get a reservation. They are known for Sally Lunn Bread (kind of like a brioche), which I had heard of from Williamsburg – but apparently it really started here. Each entree is served over the special bread – it was delicious.

We have had a full day of sightseeing and resting up for a special Christmas dinner served on the terrace above the famous Roman Baths – a tradition they allow once a year for the holidays. We are lucky we got a table. So more in our next installment . . . .

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