If you want to escape the bustle of the high street while still exercising your credit card, why not head to the city’s artisan quarter? Walcot Street is a hive of independent businesses, with shops, galleries, eateries and more all waiting to stun you with their wares.
Here are a few things you can do when exploring the artisan quarter.
- Grab a coffee
There are plenty of amazing artisan coffee shops to be found in Walcot Street from independent brewers that care about you and the drinks they produce. Picnic Coffee is a particular favourite among the B&B and Guesthouse owners here at Stay in Bath!
- Visit the Old Cattle Market
On a Saturday you’ll find an antique and flea market held at the Old Cattle Market, there are hundreds of unusual gifts and trinkets to be found there.
- Visit the Fine Cheese Company where you can sample some of the handcrafted local cheeses and grab a bite to eat at their café.
- Do some shopping – there are loads of independent shops dotted around Walcot Street and the Paragon where you can get some unique gifts or locally produced fabrics and more!
- Stand where Jane Austen stood
Head to Number 1 the Paragon which is where Jane Austen stayed on her very first visit to Bath. You’ll find it by going up the stairs next to the old Ladymead drinking fountain. You can also find some Austen history at St Swithins Church, where her father was laid to rest.
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