Bath is known for its ancient Roman spa, medieval abbey, and sweeping Georgian terraces. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage site in Somerset in the south-west of England and visitors often come on a circular cultural trip that takes in Stonehenge and Stratford-on-Avon.
But it’s not all Jane Austen bonnets, Regency dresses, and afternoon tea — there is a darker and more interesting side of Bath if you escape the tourist traps and explore the layers beneath. In this episode, I talk about the city I currently call home.
- How finding a map shop helped me discover a different side to Bath
- Curse tablets for an ancient goddess
- Angels and demons and the dead of Bath Abbey
- The city of Frankenstein
- Ley lines, Druids and Freemasons
- Walking the Kennet and Avon canal
- Finding home in Bath during the pandemic
- Recommended restaurants, bars, pubs and coffee shops away from the tourist traps
- Recommended books about or set in Bath