While living in Bath I got to know the city quite well and my favourite thing on Sundays were to take long walks along the beautiful Avon River that runs through the city.
Unfortunately Parade gardens are only open from April to September so I never actually got to go into these beautiful gardens that were at river level and actually just around the corner from where I lived.
These delightful gardens are Bath’s most centrally situated and popular pleasure grounds overlooking the River and Robert Adams Pulteney Bridge. The bedding displays are among the finest in the country and they have an annual 3-dimensional floral features which I thought were absolutely stunning.
But my favourite part about the Garden was the beautiful Angel looking out over the Avon River.
Pulteney Bridge is regarded as one of the worlds most beautiful bridges as it is one of only four bridges lined with shops in the world. It is lined with shops on both sides. In spite of its practical origins it is surely the most romantic bridge in the world, best viewed from Parade Gardens park by the crescent weir.
There was always a crowd on Putney Bridge which I escaped by ascending the steps at the end of the bridge. There is a lovely little cafe where I usually ended up with my book while looking out over the unusual water features of the Avon River.