Blogs from Bath, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, Europe - page 7


Europe » United Kingdom » England » Somerset » Bath March 8th 2011

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Somerset » Bath December 16th 2010

A beautiful, idyllic landscape garden, set in a sweeping valley overlooking Bath, was created by Ralph Allen, who was the local entrepreneur, with advice from Capability Brown and the poet Alexander Pope in the 18th century. It is accessible by the No.2 bus from Dorchester Road in front of Bath Spa Station, and the bus will take you the main entrance of Prior Park Landscape Garden on the Ralph Allen Drive. The garden was the state of neglect in the 1908s. The National Trust had repaired the precious Palladian Bridge and renovated the footpaths and ponds as well as restoring ornaments and parkland. The garden has been opened to the public since 1993. The Car Park has not been built to reduce the volume of the traffic around Prior Park Landscape Garden and to promote the ... read more
Palladian Bridge

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Somerset » Bath October 30th 2010

Well, you guessed it, im back, although it was touch and go for a while! Got my return flight details mixed up and missed my flight home by 24 hours! Luckily, for a small admin fee, the lovely lady at customer services got me a standby ticket for the next day. I think it was the tears that did it! Its been really great catching up with everyone back home, still got a few more people to see and sofa's to surf! My first reunion party lasted about 45 minutes, after 1 glass off champagne the jet lag kicked in and i fell asleep on the sofa! The second one was slightly more successful and involved a lot more than 1 glass of bubbly! Been enjoying bonding with my georgous nephew George on a Davies Family ... read more
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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Somerset » Bath September 5th 2010

Photos of The Roman Baths, Bath Abbey, The Royal Crescent, Parade Garden and Victoria Park...... read more
Bath Abbey
Parade Gardens
Roman Baths

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Somerset » Bath July 19th 2010

Geo: 51.3814, -2.35745Bath, EnglandWe got to the city of Bath about 9:15 a.m. (Now before you read any further, be warned. I grew up in my teen age years reading nothing but Georgian and Regency novels. I loved that time period and still do to this day. So, for this segment of my blog I may be a tad more exuberant in my descriptions of the sights.) The Romans transformed Bath, located in the Avon valley, into England's first spa resort and it regained fame as a spa town in the 18th century. We took a driving tour after a quick photo op of the Royal Crescent (which Dylan kept calling the Royal Terrace, which was the name of our hotel in Edinburgh). The Royal Crescent has 30 houses side-by-side that forms a graceful arc and ... read more
Streets of Bath, England
Where else would you find a Bathstore, but in Bath
Streets of Bath, England

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Somerset » Bath June 19th 2010

Hey there, So we are now in Bath. We leave tomorrow early in the morning for Manchester. First off, it is the first time I go somewhere else in the UK than London. Bath is a quiet city with lots of older people and an amazing architecture. This place as a real charm but there is not much to do. We arrived at noon and walk directly to the hostel which is about 50 meters from the train station. The room wasn’t ready but they gently took our bags behind the front desk for the day. We were supposed to book a tour of Stonehenge the next day, but as it was recommend by the tourist information clerk we train to the nearest town and took place on the actual Imperial Bus tour to Stonehenge (about ... read more
The Stonehenge power

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Somerset » Bath June 19th 2010

2e escale Nous sommes dans la ville de Bath. C’est une très jolie ville nichée à travers des collines avec une architecture parfois d’inspiration romaine. C’est a cet endroit que les Romains, plusieurs siècles plus tôt, ont choisi pour installer leurs thermes que nous avons d ailleurs visité (voir commentaire de Nic pour les photos). Non loin de Bath, il y a Stonehenge. Coincées entre deux autoroutes se dressent ses pierres mythiques. Plusieurs hypothèses souvent irréalistes sont faites sur leur installation. C’est beau, symétrique et presque poétique a un certain point. La route pour s y rendre est assez dangereuse. Le chauffeur du bus impérial en a même reversé une cycliste. Elle semblait bien après l’incident. Nous allons prochainement dans deux autres villes anglaises, soit Manchester et Liverpool. Chloé ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Somerset » Bath June 18th 2010

Continued from the first blog The Roman Baths and The Pump Rooms I visited The Roman Baths last time round but I felt I rushed the tour because of being constrained to just having the afternoon in Bath. However, this time, I had more time on my hands so this gave me an opportunity to give the place more justice. It took me around 2.5 hours to look around the Baths itself and the exhibits. The Baths were known as Aquae Sulis, completed with temples and baths, in the Roman Times during the first and fifth centuries A.D, and were based on a natural hot spring. It is a place worth exploring and learning more about the history of the Baths. I tried the spring water in the Pump Room but it has an acquired taste ... read more
Inside the Abbey
Palladian Bridge
The Roman Baths

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Somerset » Bath June 16th 2010

This trip is divided into two blogs as I got up to quite a lot in Bath and London! After being very ill with a viral infection and skin allergies plus sitting my university exam, I was in need to hit the road again and as I was recovering I had the strength to do a trip. I did not fancy going abroad as I want to stay on my two feet here. I was able to retake some of the leave from the cancelled cruise in April. I fancied going somewhere far from Leeds so I thought of Bath, why not? I visited Bath for the first time four years ago when I visited an ex friend of mine in Bristol. We had only spent an afternoon in the city and I felt no justice ... read more
Having Fun!
The Royal Crescent
The Cross Bath

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Somerset » Bath June 14th 2010

The place we are staying in is a lovely old inn that is in an out of the way spot as previously mentioned. We stopped at the Railway Inn on our return from Cheddar as the owners are from Tasmania, but they were born in England, moved with parents to Australia and then decided on a lifestyle change. They literally stuck a pin in a map of the UK, rented a flat and commenced looking for a pub to run. They decided on Clutton as the village is small enough to get to know most people and not too large to have too much around them. They are working on a 10 year plan, but the lady of the house likes the cold weather and thought that even the few hot days in Hobart were too ... read more
Inside the Abbey
Stained glass
The Circle

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