It’s not a secret that HappyWiseOwl is a fan of all things local and independent businesses. We’re extremely fortunate to live close to the city of Bath and are able to visit frequently to see the sights and experience all the amazing cafes, bars and restaurants. What we probably take for granted is the incredible history and architecture that makes Bath what it is. It wasn’t until Cotton Bag Co got in touch to offer me a tote bag that I saw what was underneath my nose!!
These tote bags have been designed to showcase towns and cities across the South West and include Bath, Bristol and Bradford on Avon. The bag itself is the traditional natural cream colour you’d expect of a tote but has a vivid print on highlighting the well known landmarks of Bath. Needless to say, the designs are made by Overt Design which is another local company.
Great Pultney Street
The widest and grandest road in Bath. With the Holbourne Museum at one end and the beautiful fountain withinLaura place at the other, you can imagine the carriages that used to wait outside the residences in this street. The street has huge Georgian properties proudly standing all along. Needless to say, this steer has been used in plenty of period dramas including Les Miserables and The Duchess.
Leading away from Great Pultney Street towards the centre is Pultney Bridge. One of only four bridges in the world to have shops running across both sides. These shops are all independently owned, are small but full of charm and lots of exciting finds. Pultney Bridge looks over the weir and the River Avon.
Probably the most iconic sight in Bath is the Abbey. Standing proudly in the centre of the city, there is plenty going on in and around the Abbey. You can take a tour of the tower (which sadly I’ve never done!) which gives the most incredible views over the city. Outside the Abbey you’ll find a plethora of street performers including a brilliant female opera singer.
The Circus is made up of three curved segments of Grade 1 listed townhouses which form a circle. The detailing on these properties are incredible including stone acorns and nautical signs. I’ve only just discovered that if you stand in the centre, anything you say can echo! The Circus joins to the Royal Crescent which is a semi circle of Georgian houses and their design symbolises the sun and moon.