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Roman Baths

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  • Day5

    Römische Bäder von Bath

    June 22, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Der Eintritt ist der Hammer (22£/Person), aber wenn wir hier sind, müssen wir auch rein. Sehr eindrucksvoll gemacht das ganze. Absolute sehenswert, auch wie hier die Ausgrabungen präsentiert werden. Und hier bei dem Wetter am warmem Wasser sitzen, ist sehr schön. Leider ist es auch total voll. Aber egal.Read more

  • Day3

    Bath, Kloster und Beach

    May 13, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Gestern ging es nach einer Stadtbesichtigung in Bath weiter, nach einem kurzen Stopp in Bristol, über den Bristol Chanel nach Wales.
    Die Besichtigung eines fast 1000 Jahre alten Klosters stand als Tagesaufgabe im Roadbook, es war beeindruckend.
    Dann entdeckten wir einen wunderschönen Strand und trafen uns am Abend mit den anderen Rallyeteams zur gemeinsamen Grill Party...Read more

  • Oct13

    Bath

    October 13, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    It's easy to see why Bath is World heritage listed. Beautiful well maintained building lined the cobblestone streets. Lots of tree's and flowers make this city very pretty. The roman baths were constructed over 300 year from AD60 following the Roman invasion. The thermal springs run under the building into spa's and baths of varying temperatures. Initially it was a place of worship and gradually became a place of daily bathing and socializing by all citizens.Read more

  • Day22

    Stonehenge, Castle Combe and Bath

    September 10, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    It was freezing walking around Stonehenge today, but luckily the rain held off. I am in awe of the extent of Stonehenge and how much is still unearthed. Throughout the countryside you can see the raised mounds of earth, barrows, they believe these to be where people were buried.
    We drove onto Castle Combe, a quaint village just outside of Chippenham. The beautiful village which looks and feels like it has been trapped in time has had a number of movies and series filmed there. The movies Stardust and War Horse are recent movies as well as the latest series of Downton Abbey.
    Next it was onto Bath, where I did an audio tour of the Roman Baths. The baths were started to be built around 60 - 70AD and were completed over the next 300 years. Various parts were changed throughout the centuries. I was amazed how much was on display of the old ruins and how you were still able to walk through the areas on the same cobblestones that Ancient Romans walked on. We also walked up to King's Circus, which was designed by John Wood, he believed Bath had been the principal centre of Druid activity in Britain so used Stonehenge's dimensions (318 feet) for The Circus' diameter. Divided into three segments of equal length, the Circus is a circular space surrounded by large townhouses. The Royal Crescent overlooks Bath and is a row of 30 terraced houses laid out in a sweeping crescent, these are of similar style to the Circus and were designed by John Wood's son.
    We then drove down the highway to Wellington Travelodge.
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  • Day23

    Bath

    September 10, 2015 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌫 12 °C

    On to Bath and Plymouth today. We are all still enjoying ourselves, but we're getting tired. At 8:45 am we pass Newport. At 8:55 am cross the Severn Estuary. At 9:10 am we pass close to Bristol. David tells us about S.S. Great Britain, first iron screw propeller ocean going ship. Found in the Falkland Islands in 1970 being used as a coal hopper. Cary Grant, whose real name was Archibald Leish discovered by Mae West, was from Bristol. P\We pass Laycock, owned by national Trust, Harry Potter scenes and Pride and Prejudice filmed there. Camilla lives in Raybridge. She used to turn off at Junction 17 to get to Charles. She had an accident. Pressed panic button, Charles saw it and pressed his panic button, Royal Navy helicopters and gunships appear. Camilla's code name became Junction 17. We pass through little village of Pennsylvania. We do a bus overview of Bath. We tour the Roman Baths, then stop at a little shop for Cornish pasties. We sat at a public plaza adjacent to the abbey while we listened to a street musician sing "American Pie," and ate our lunch. I popped into the Pump Room to take a photo and use the toilet. We took some quick photos of the abbey and then caught the bus. At 1:00 pm we pass through the town of High Littlteton.Read more

  • Day21

    Ashbourne to Bath

    May 18, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Well what a day, up early to say goodbye to Ireland, its been wonderful. We flew from Dublin to Southampton, picked up our car drove to Jamie and Emmas place to say bye and pick up our case, then on the road we go, drove to Bath, we tried this one other time and the roaads were so bad we couldnt get in, so here we go again, lol what a time, first there is no parking as the parking the hotel use is closing down argh, try the cricket ground they say ok well thats another adventure but we finally get a park yay. We check into our hotel and head for the sights, what a beautiful city first we went to the roman baths wow the romans knew what they were doing it is really amazing , we then went on to the Abbey how stunning, I think no matter if you are a beleiver or not there is a real peace about some places.
    We then just went for a wander around there is so much to see. Out for a Tumerick base vege pizza for dinner , it was amazing.
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  • Day7

    Bath

    January 26, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 1 °C

    From Lacock we travelled to Bath, were the Romans built traditional Roman baths on the site of a natural hot springs. More interesting was the commentary from our Tour guide about the history of Bath and its nature as the "Las Vegas" of its time in the 1800's where the rich and famous would bring their families to vacation and marry off their daughters for wealth or power. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_Baths_(Bath) Apparently Jane Austen's life was linked to Bath and the society there during her time. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_AustenRead more

  • Day67

    Bath day 67 Thu 28 Jun 2018

    June 28, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    What a change out of bed just after 7am. Bit of packing sorting and breakfast at 8am. Away from Riverside Lechlade on Thames by 9.30am. Long drive to Bath about 50 miles and scored a park in the city long stay car park when someone left. Made our way to the Roman Baths where we took the standard audio guide tour. The Romans called the town Aquae Sulis and it is the only thermal bath in Britain. The hot water in the spring rises at a rate of 1,170,000 litres per day at a temperature of 46 degrees Centigrade. Spent two and a half hours on the audio tour, much of which is beneath the surrounding buildings in Bath as the ground level is four metres higher today than it was 2,000 years ago. Afterwards made our way to Pulteney Bridge on the Avon River built in 1774. Then back to the car passing the 1482 Sally Lynn’s house Bath’s oldest surviving house. Drove back to the Riverside Hotel in Lechlade for a delightful meal by the Thames River beside the Ha’penny Bridge and opposite the Thames path.Read more

  • Day4

    Roman Baths

    July 30, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Amazing look into the deep past...these baths were established around 70 AD...same time the temple in Jerusalem was being sacked. Crazy.

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