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    • Day 2

      Am 2. Tag Zwischenstation in Bath

      May 8, 2022 in England ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

      Bath ist eine herrliche Stadt in der Nähe von Bristol. Wie der Name schon sagt, gibt es in Bath viele Bäder, die von den Römern erschaffen wurden und heute noch existieren. Bei dem sonnigen Wetter wirkt die Stadt noch viel schöner.Read more

    • Day 4


      May 2, 2022 in England ⋅ ☁️ 55 °F

      Jamie, our guide, took us on a walking tour of the old part of Bath this morning. I am amazed that pretty much the entire city is built with the honey-colored Bath stone back in the Georgian period from early 1700’s to mid 1800’s. And there really are lots of buildings made in shape of circles and semicircles. But over time all the beautiful Bath stone turns darker brown and black.

      We visited the Roman Baths which dates back to Roman times….43 A.D. They took baths in the hot bubbly mineral springs and believed in its healing powers. Thus, the name of the city! You can’t swim in it anymore, but you can drink the water with about 43 minerals in it, so I did have a glass and am waiting to heal and feel rejuvenated!

      I walked through the Abbey Church which was built about 500 years ago. With all the stained glass it has a nickname of “Lantern of the West”.

      We ate a light lunch at the world famous tea and eating house which is supposedly the oldest house in Bath. It’s the rival of the Bath Bun from yesterday. It was very different, but also delicious. It’s hard to describe…part bun, part bread, part cake and you order it toasted with sweet or savory toppings. We shared and had honey cinnamon with clotted cream and also melted brie with cranberry sauce…wow! Tea is the drink of Great Britain. Funny, but I asked if they had ice tea. She volunteered and said she had never made it but would try!

      Rebecca and another person went to the thermal spa, so I just wandered around town. I walked way too much…my phone recorded 7 miles, which I believe. I wanted to roll down the sidewalk the last 1/2 mile! I refuse to go far for dinner, so we’re heading to the Hop Pole, a popular pub, where I’m getting a much deserved cheeseburger tonight!
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    • Day 5

      Glastonbury and Wells

      May 3, 2022 in England ⋅ ⛅ 59 °F

      Road trip today. We had a quick stop at Cheddar Gorge. We then visited the mystical town of Glastonbury to see the ruins of the Glastonbury Abbey, one of the earliest Christian sites in England. The Reformation period evidently left lots of vestiges across the land. This abbey is also the legendary resting place of King Arthur and Genevieve. I guess monks in the 12th century claimed to have discovered the grave…LOL! Jamie, our guide, furnished a picnic on the abbey grounds where we sampled English hard cider, Scotch eggs, sausage pies, a selection of cheddar and French cheeses and an English dessert called Victoria sponge cake which was truly fabulous. The Scotch egg and sausage pie were on my list to try. Basically it’s a boiled egg wrapped in sausage meat, covered in bread crumbs and deep fried. It’s like a national dish of Great Britain. Glad I didn’t order either of them in a restaurant!

      Next we drove to the smallest city in England with a population of 12,000. It has always been considered a city because it has a cathedral. The Wells Cathedral, built 850 years ago, is quite impressive and Prince Charles’ favorite. I really liked it, too. The nave is very different and actually has a modern look with its scissored arches and open circles that look like owl eyes.

      Rebecca and I went to the Royal Theater this evening to see Crazy for You, a musical with Gershwin music…very enjoyable. We’re leaving Bath tomorrow morning and heading to the Cotswolds.
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    • Day 76

      75ème étape ~ Bath (jour 2)

      October 17, 2022 in England ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

      Nous profitons d’une deuxième journée à Bath pour aller nous détendre aux bains thermaux.
      Il s’agit des seuls sources d’eaux chaudes naturelles d’Angleterre.
      Les photos n’y étaient pas autorisées malheureusement. 😣
      Petit rafraîchissement capillaire et barbaire pour Florian.
      Puis nous nous sommes baladés et avons mangé note pic-nic sur une superbe place accompagné d’un trompettiste.
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    • Day 5

      The Pump Room

      June 14 in England ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

      After our tour of the Roman Baths, we enjoyed a delicious afternoon tea in the Grand Pump Room. Many scenes from my favourite Georgette Heyer Regency novels occur in the Pump Room, where the members of the ton would gather to see and be seen, as well as partake off the mineral waters, which you can still drink today. We all tasted the water, and it is as foul as the books proclaim.Read more

    • Day 36

      The Roman Bath

      September 25 in England ⋅ ☁️ 20 °C

      Las termas romanas situadas en la localidad de Bath (Somerset) son un edificio de interés histórico, uno de los más importantes a nivel turístico de Inglaterra. El complejo está muy bien conservado, gracias a lo cual se pueden apreciar muy bien los elementos arquitectónicos presentes en el edificio Las termas propiamente dichas se sitúan por debajo del nivel de la calle y los edificios construidos a raíz de su descubrimiento se pueden dividir en cuatro grupos entre los que están el «Manantial Sagrado», el Templo Romano, el Baño Romano y la Casa Museo. Estas estructuras, que se encuentran a nivel de la calle, datan del siglo xix.Read more

    • Day 75

      75ème étape ~ Bath (jour 1)

      October 16, 2022 in England ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

      Nous arrivons a Bath lors du semi-marathon, le centre ville étant fermé à la circulation, nous nous parquons à l’extérieur. Nous trouvons un parking d’un pub. Nous pouvons y stationner si nous y mangeons, ce que nous faisons avec plaisir. 🍽️
      Puis nous allons visiter la ville, nous prenons le thé dans le salon de thé Jane Austen.
      Nous avons fini la journée avec un plateau apéritif dînatoire devant la série 🥰
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    • Day 5

      Bath Abbey

      June 14 in England ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

      Tom was feeling a little weary, I think jet lag and several days of walking all over Windsor and Bath has caught up with him, so Danielle and Tom went back to the apartment to let him rest up for the afternoon.
      Simon and Annabelle paid a visit to the thousand year old Bath Abbey, and then a tour of the country side on a tourist bus.
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    • Day 36

      Visita a Bath: Nonno, Claudia y Sandra

      September 25 in England ⋅ ☁️ 19 °C

      Bath es una ciudad ubicada en el campo ondulado del suroeste inglés, conocida por sus termas naturales y la arquitectura georgiana del siglo XVIII. La piedra color miel de Bath se usa ampliamente en la arquitectura de la ciudad, incluida la Abadía de Bath, famosa por sus bóvedas de abanico, su torre y sus grandes vitrales. El museo en el lugar de los baños originales de la era romana incluye el Gran Baño, estatuas y un templo.Read more

    • Day 87

      Bath and Thermae Spa

      July 17 in England ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

      Getting my bearings today, a reception person at the Y gave me a ticket for the hop on hop off bus (20 pounds worth) so am very delighted about that...

      It has started raining again so I came into the library to do some catching up. I thought I had booked a room to myself but lo and behold a young woman came in around 8.30 last night to take up space! Then out again she went barreling in at 11 pm. That's a hostel for you! More later when I finish my day.

      So Today I did the hop on hop off buses one went around Bath and the other went up into the hills to give a view of Bath from on high, but what a joke! The bus didn't slow down or pull over to allow photos and the amount of trees on the drive hitting us in the face meant we had to lean over to miss being struck by sticky oot branches!! What a laugh, some kids up the back of the bus gave some screams then hysterical laughter, poor things..

      The sun came out which was brilliant as it had solidly rained earlier in the day and I held my face up to the lovely sun which doesn't feel like its burning you even tho it may be!! I met a lovely woman who was escaping her sisters for the day, they live in NZ and she in Sidney town Australia. She was telling me that some places aren't accepting the old notes and even some places are demanding Euros?? I wonder what's that about?? Meanwhile my dollar is only worth 48 cents ... which is a bit of a nightmare when I come to buying anything, accept travelling.

      Here's to a good day travelling to Castle Coombe. I forgot to say something on my "leaving Frome day," so I will go back and add some info.

      I did get some lovely photos I hope and will upload them when on my way to Castle Coombe today. After my sojourn on the buses, I felt in need of a hot soak and made arrangements to go to "Thermae Bath" for a "hot" swim. The thermal waters called indeed! I went through the door only to be ushered out again by an anxious reception person. Oops I thought its because I'm early for the 6.30pm closing time?? But no, no sooner had I gone out than a line of people started pouring out of the spa.
      White dressing gowned, flip flopped footed persons/ clients appeared everywhere out on the road, clutching towels and nothing else. A fire had been started in the "Minerva" suite which is on the lower ground floor and the alarm had to be attended to. There seemed like maybe on 100 to 120 people standing outside. As time went on another woman and I began a conversation about the whole thing, no information given as to what else might be happening inside, nothing.
      Funny people we are, we don't expect anything untoward to happen, then when it does, it feels like a personal assault!! We want what we want now!! Very interesting to watch the faces of those who had been in the middle of treatments, and to listen to one guy whose treatment had just finished and were leaving but stuck with their telephones bolted inside a lockable bag which could only be opened by a maching inside the building!! He was fuming!!

      I will upload pics on my way to Castle Coombe today. So watch this space.
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    You might also know this place by the following names:

    Bath, Baðanceaster, باث, Bat, Горад Бат, Бат, Caerfaddon, Μπαθ, באת, Բաթ, QQX, バース, ბათი, 바스, Aquae Sulis, Batas, Bāta, Ba, باتھ, บาธ, باتھ، سومرسیٹ, 巴斯

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