Bath is a town set in the rolling countryside of southwest England, known for its natural hot springs and 18th-century Georgian architecture.( Source: Wikipedia)
Bath is a destination to visit if you like history in general or Roman Architecture in particular. The place itself is so welcoming and for me it was love at first sight. Its a 2 hour drive from London. I visited this place on a Monday with my hubby, sister in-law and aunt, we all enjoyed it. In fact it was my sister in-law Anjana who knew a lot more about Roman Architecture and Roman Bath which was a added advantage for us.
The Roman bath has an entry fee which according to me is totally worth it. As you enter, audio guide is provided to you, which helps in better understanding of everything being seen there. A little ahead from the place where you return your audio guide, has a water tap where you can taste the bath water, and it did taste different. You come through the gift shop where you can buy souvenir and lot more.
At 2PM there’s a free walking tour outside the Roman Bath, and i really enjoyed the enthusiasm and interest with which the guide explained history if place and different architecture. He was very patient with all the questions shot at him.
After this, we walked through the streets around Roman Bath which actually is a high street but all the buildings had the ancient touch. There is Bath Abbey pretty close by but we couldn’t make a visit there. But while driving back, we did make a stop at Stonehenge.
Stonehenge is one of the most famous sites in the world. It was added to the UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites in 1986. It was a one hour drive from Bath but totally worth it. It has a entry fee, the shuttle drops off visitors quite close by to the monument. Once you are done viewing, the shuttle would drop you back to visitor centre. There’s a cafe with wonderful view and also a shop next to it. If you like a relaxed day trip this is perfect.