8 May 2018

Bath Skyline


The original plan was to visit Prior Park Landscape Garden in Bath, but it had closed by the time we got there, so we decided to walk the Bath Skyline instead. It’s a 6-mile circular trail with views over the historic city of Bath and made for a lovely evening walk. We got to see a heron and a jay during the walk; there were also several hot air balloons floating in the distance.


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4 May 2018

Roman Baths



The Roman Baths are a well persevered ‘thermae’ in the city of Bath, Somerset. A temple was constructed on the site between 60-70 BC in the first few decades of Roman Britain; this led to the development of the small Roman settlement known as Aquae Sulis around the site. The Roman baths, which were used for public bathing, were in use up until the end of Roman rule in Britain in the 5th century BC.

The Roman Baths are persevered in four main features: the Sacred Spring, the Roman Temple, the Roman Bath House and a museum which holds artefacts from Aquae Sulis. All buildings at street level, however, date from the 19th century.













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1 May 2018

Bath


Bath is a picturesque city in Somerset named after the Roman Baths. I recently spent a couple of days here and have put together a post of things to do whilst in Bath.



Probably the main tourist attraction in Bath, and with so much history dating back to Roman times, the Roman Baths are a brilliant place to start your trip.

Bath Abbey

Bath Abbey is a parish church of the Church of England and a former Benedictine monastery founded in the 7th century. It was rebuilt in the 12th and 16th centuries, with major restorations also carried out in the 1860s. The abbey is grade I listed and is built of Bath stone which is used for most buildings in the centre of Bath.


Pulteney Bridge

The iconic Pulteney Bridge crosses the River Avon in Bath, connecting the city with what was the land of the Pulteney family. Work was completed in 1774 and it is now also a grade I listed building. It is one of only four bridges in the world to have shops across its full span on both sides.


Royal Crescent

The Royal Crescent is a row of 30 terraced houses built from Bath stone; the crescent is 150m long and one of the most recognisable streets in Bath.


Botanical Gardens

We paid a visit to the Botanical Gardens which are just a 10-minute walk from the Royal Crescent. Free to look round, the gardens which were created in 1887 cover 9 acres and include beautiful magnolia trees, a rock garden, and a replica of a Roman Temple.


A 6-mile circular trail managed by the National Trust, the walk provides amazing views of the city of Bath. We also got to see hot air balloons floating in the distance.


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