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Roman Baths

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  • Day22

    Stonehenge, Castle Combe and Bath

    September 10, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    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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  • Day7

    Bath

    January 26, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    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 in the United Kingdom

    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

  • Day69

    Bath - for new years eve

    December 30, 2016 in the United Kingdom

    Bath erinnert uns von der ersten Sekunde an Baden-Baden. Eine eher kleine, supersüße, gepflegte Stadt mit vielen individuellen Einrichtungs- und Geschenkeläden, die zum Bummeln einladen.

    Bekannt ist die Stadt vor allem durch ihre römischen Bäder, die wir uns nachmittags anschauen. Ein „Skylinewalk“ führt uns entlang des Flusses in etwas höher gelegene wohlhabendere Wohngebiete und zu einem Aussichtspunkt mit Blick über die Stadt. Den Abend verbringen wir im hosteleigenen Pub in netter Gesellschaft.

    Den Silvesterabend starten wir mit Kartenspielen in einer bunt gemischten Gruppe. Nach kleinen Gewissensbissen zu Beginn, wird die Chinesin in unserer Runde etwas sicherer im Lügen – da kommt man beim Kartenspiel „Bullshit“ nicht drum herum – und findet, so scheint es, sogar Gefallen daran, uns über den Tisch zu ziehen. Anschließend verlegen wir unsere Party in den Pub und feiern gemeinsam in das neue Jahr.

    Herausforderungen: Reisen im Winter – es ist soooo kalt und schmuddelig im Vergleich zu meinen letzten Destinationen und wenn man die leicht bekleideten Engländer sieht friert es einem noch mehr; sich nicht allzu ungesund zu ernähren ist in dieser Fast-Food-Kultur echt schwer.

    Travelmate: Kaddi (Heimat)
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  • Day4

    Roman Baths

    July 30 in the United Kingdom

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

  • Day23

    Bath

    September 10, 2015 in the United Kingdom

    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

  • Day23

    Bath

    September 28 in the United Kingdom

    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.

  • Day4

    Bath, United Kingdom

    May 4, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    Visited the City of Bath, including the Roman Baths today. The entire city is a World Heritage Site consisting of very well preserved Roman religious spas from the ancient world. Thermal springs flowing beneath the city fill the baths with naturally hot water. Lisa and I also found a great private park located on the banks of the River Anon for tea and scones, as you do in country England.Read more

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