During my parent’s recent visit to London, we took a day-trip to the lovely city of Bath, England. Here are a few of the highlights…
Our first stop was the ancient Roman Baths. This bath complex was built by the Romans thousands of years ago around natural thermal springs. Aquae Sulis, as Bath was once called, became a popular destination for high-society Romans to “take a bath.”
Roman women still wander around the Great Bath today. Simply amazing…
Down the street from the Roman Baths is the magnificent Bath Abbey—one of the last great medieval churches built in England. A place of worship has been on this site since Anglo-Saxon times, but the current Abbey was founded in 1499.
The shop-lined, picturesque Pulteney Bridge, completed in the early 1770s, crosses the River Avon.
A bit north of town is the famous Circus. This circular housing complex, completed in 1768, is divided into three separate segments of equal length. The curved facade is highly detailed with Doric, Ionic and Corinthian styles, along with a decorated frieze above the first floor.
Down the street from the Circus is the Royal Crescent—Bath’s most prestigious address. Built between 1767 and 1775, this semicircular, elegant block of houses overlooks a private lawn and Royal Victoria Park.
This ha ha trench once acted as a barrier (sunken fence) to keep sheep away from the private lawn of the Royal Crescent, as well as those of lower social status…very funny.
Our day in Bath was a memorable one. It was extra special to experience this beautiful, English city with my parents. We hope you both enjoyed it as much as we did.