The Roman Baths, Bath

2 Aug 2013

When Anna and I returned from our amazing trip around the Balkans, we decided we needed to do some sightseeing in England too. We'd been sunbathing in Hyde Park, walking around all the famous landmarks in Central and West London and even been to bars and dancing in Camden.


So we booked ourselves on a tour of Bath and Stonehenge with Evans Evans.

We were whisked away in a deliciously air conditioned coach that took is straight into the heart of Bath and around the different streets, accompanied by thorough and fun commentary from our guide.

The first sight was the Royal Crescent, a complex of 30 Georgian terraced houses laid out in a half-moon shape.


We then passed by a medieval building which now houses an eatery called Sally Lunn's. Sally Lunn is a type of bread traditionally linked to Bath. The story promoting the venue is that Sally Lunn was a French refugee in Georgian times, and she started making this bread, which became a popular delicacy in those times.


Anna spotted a sweet and handmade toffee apple shop where she managed to pick up a few sweets and chocolates....


Immediately after arriving in Bath we headed towards the Roman Baths. We were given a token to use as entrance ticket and after handing us one of those personal tour telephone things, we started our own tour at our own pace.



The Roman Baths were built by the Romans who discovered that hot water was being pushed to the surface by a combination of underground gasses. They built several temples and altars around it. There are still many more to be discovered, unfortunately in order to do so we would have to demolish or somehow isolate the cathedral standing just next to the site of the Roman Bath Museum in order to excavate.


There is so much to see inside the Roman Baths museum and we wanted to see more of the town outside, so after about an hour we rushed out. We found a place to open our lunch boxes carefully packed with treats by my man and then we explored some more under the scorching summer sun.


I made a little freeenddd on the street...


We ended the day with a mighty look of Pulteney Bridge before our bus pulled up to take us to Stonehenge.

6 comments

  1. .. And I can't wait for the Stonehenge post ! Caterina, this looks like a must visit on my next UK trip, really! (in January, maybe even before) So so interesting, and so much to see! And your photos are wonderful - as always! Oh, and can I have your hair, please ;-) Have a lovely weekend!!

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    1. It was loads of fun but next time I would stay over in Bath and enjoy some more time there. You have a lovely weekend too! xx

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  2. eww can you imagine bathing with hundreds of other people, haha. though i guess that's not that far from public pools, huh? and lord does europe have stunning architecture- you'll never find something like that in america. i LOVE the photos of the actual pool and how you can see the architecture in the reflection of the pool. so so so stunning!

    xo marlen
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    1. hahaha actually no one bathes in there, the water is full of bacteria so you're not allowed in. Back in Roman times I suppose it was just great if you could find something as lovely as warm water to bathe in. xx

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  3. Wow this architecture is incredible, its such a good idea to be a tourist at home, I might have a go too :Pxx

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    1. That's what this blog is all about :)

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