A March 2006 trip
to England by The Breeze
Quote: During our week in London we took tours to three very interesting sites, and I would highly recommend all of them to any visitor.
About 1½ hours from London, Bath (pronounced "Bawth") is an elegant city with a golden complexion made by the creamy colored limestone from which most of its buildings are built. You could easily spend the better part of a day here. Features that must not be missed include: The Royal Crescent, the Bath Abbey, and of course, the Roman Baths.
Every day millions of gallons of naturally hot water bubble up from deep underground, bringing health and vitality to the Roman spa, which is the centerpiece of this beautiful city. Once inside, there is a certain special aura about everything, which almost brings a feeling of health by simply breathing it in. (The popularity of Bath was greatly increased by the belief that the water enabled Queen Mary to conceive her first son.) In addition to the bath itself, there are ancient Roman artifacts, including carvings, mosaics, and inscriptions, which enhance the whole experience. Tea or a light meal may be enjoyed in the Georgian Pump Room upstairs. I realize that it may have been our imagination, but my sister and I told each other that we actually felt invigorated after sharing a glass of the curative water, which was available for 50p. And it didn’t taste as awful as we had been told!
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The Roman Baths
Abbey Church Yard
Bath, England BA1 1LZ
+44 1225 477785
Attraction | "Stonehenge - Day Trip"
2 miles west of Amesbury
01980 624 715
The castle is very visitor friendly; there is a good historical overview in the first building you enter. You may purchase an official souvenir guidebook or rent an audio guide at the start of your visit for a self-guided tour. In addition, there are 30-minute guided tours available for free.
Things to see in the castle include the lavish staterooms, the gallery featuring the royal art collection, and Queen Mary’s Dollhouse (which I didn’t see). Downhill from the castle is St. George’s Chapel and the Albert Memorial Chapel. We got to see the changing of the guard as well. Outside the castle walls, the city of Windsor abounds in shops and restaurants, etc., which visitor might enjoy.
Berkshire, England SR4 1NJ
+44 1753 869 898