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Roman Baths

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  • 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

  • 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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    Beware the food baby comets!!!!

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  • Day23

    Bath

    September 10, 2015 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌫 54 °F

    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

  • Day7

    Bath

    January 26, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 34 °F

    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

  • Day5

    Roman Baths in Bath

    June 18, 2013 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    This was an amazing experience…understanding the reason behind the baths and design to make them work. The statues and stonework were also fascinating and revealed a unique time in the Roman Empire.

    The Roman Baths are a well-preserved thermae in the city of Bath, Somerset, England. A temple was constructed on the site between 60-70CE in the first few decades of Roman Britain. Its presence led to the development of the small Roman urban settlement known as Aquae Sulis around the site. The Roman baths—designed for public bathing—were used until the end of Roman rule in Britain in the 5th Century CE. According to the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, the original Roman baths were in ruins a century later. The area around the natural springs was redeveloped several times during the Early and Late Middle Ages.
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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

    Andreas Müller

    sehr beeindruckend. tolle bilder! wünsche euch noch eine schöne reise.

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  • Day23

    Bath

    September 28, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Absolutely gorgeous day for travelling to Bath. I opted to not go into the Roman baths and just wandered about the different squares listening to live musicians and looking in the little shops. The tour guide threatened many times that if we were not on time for the bus we’d be left behind.Read more

  • Day5

    Roman Baths

    June 18, 2013 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    The Roman Baths are preserved in four main features: the Sacred Spring, the Roman Temple, the Roman Bath House, and a museum which holds artefacts from Aquae Sulis. However, all buildings at street level date from the 19th century. It is a major tourist attraction in the UK, and together with the Grand Pump Room, receives more than 1.3 million visitors annually. Visitors can tour the baths and museum but cannot enter the water.Read more

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