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Jul 9, 2020 - The River Avon 51.3781732, -2.3627150

We went through the 2 tunnels this morning and proceeded to make our way to the tap at the top lock. We encountered a narrow boat tied up under the bridge at the small boat yard and had to wait for them to move on. then they tied up at the water point right in the middle so we had to ask them to move back so we could fit in the mooring spot too. The holiday boats are out in force and we had some entertainment watching half a dozen or so of them working around each other going in and out of the locks. Some of them have never been on a...

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Jul 7, 2020 - The Roman Baths

We made it to the Roman Baths today - 13 years yesterday (6thJuly 2007) since we were last here. Much better today as they only allowed a certain amount of people in at a time so no pushing and shoving and there weren't many children. We were able to wander around at our leisure and enjoy it all. The staff managed it very well and had no problems with anyone doing the wrong thing. This was down a laneway - the pub called the hideaway. Very appropriate. This little shop was just opposite the Hideaway Bath's oldest house (c.1483), home...

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Jul 5, 2020 - A walk around Bath

We wandered into Bath and came upon the Abbey - not that you can miss it, It's rather large and stands out from everywhere you look. We only had a short visit though, as it was just about to close up for the day when we arrived. But it was well worth the quick look around. The buildings are still standing solidly even though most were built in the 1700's. Tall and regal looking. The Circus is a historic street of large townhouses in the city forming a circle with three entrances. Designed by the prominent architect John Wood, the Elder,...

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Jul 3, 2020 - Bath

We're at the first mooring strip as you approach Bath - there was plenty of room so we decided to pull up here for a couple of days whilst we get some provisions at the closest supermarket, Morrisons, which is still quite a walk. Once we go through the locks (7 of them) in a couple of days, there is a Sainsbury's fairly close by. Whilst we were moored at Bathampton we wandered through the graves and spotted this notice on the church wall -The first Governor of New South Wales - Arthur Philip's grave is actually inside the church, so of...

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May 5, 2019 - Tour of Bath

This morning we hopped on a train to Bath and found that everyone and their Mother was going to Bath to see a semi-finals Rugby match. They certainly like their Rugby over here! Someone told us later that they expected over 20,000 people in to see the match and I swear they were all on the our train!! Once there, we caught a Hop-on, Hop-off bus and make a circuit around half the city. We got off at Bath Abbey which is an Anglican parish church and former Benedictine monastery. Founded in the 7th century, it was reorganized in the 10th...

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Oct 13, 2018 - Bath

I wish I had a picture of our first glimpse of Bath. We were at the top of a VERY high hill looking down on the valley and there were rows and rows of limestone row houses up the opposite hill in this lovely sweep against the hills. THey were highlighted in the sun that was starting to set and we both just said "WOW"! It was a fantastic introduction to this ancient city - Bath's been around since at least 60AD and the whole city is a World Heritage site. We arrived at sunset and had a lovely evening walk around the city center. It kind of...

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UK/Ireland 2018

Oct 1, 2018 - By Rail To Bath

@@@@@@@ KAPOORS ON THE ROAD We were able to book our train tickets from Horley (Gatwick) on-line well in advance, enough that we got reasonable prices. We had to make two transfers and we were a little concerned about missing the connections because you often have to change platforms, and with luggage, that usually means you need to get in a line-up for the lifts. We needn’t have worried, because all went fairly smoothly and before we knew it we were pulling into the Bath Spa station. We left out the back door into the pick-up location,...

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Jul 22, 2017 - Stonehenge and Bath

Our weather luck finally ran out. We left London in beautiful sunshine at 7:30 am and arrived 1-3/4 hours later at Stonehenge just as it began to pour. Even in the rain seeing Stonehenge was very special. It's hard to comprehend that the site was constructed around 2500 BC, over 4500 years ago. We had lunch on the coach as we drove to Bath which became a city in 868 under Alfred the Great. The city has beautiful Georgian architecture with many of the buildings constructed of honey colored Bath stone. An original Roman bath constructed...

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Jul 3, 2017 - Bath and beyond

We drove through the English countryside with many fields and cottages and eventually got to Bath. The town is a world heritage site and it’s interesting for a number of reasons, and remarkably all the buildings are of the same stone. Very nice. We trooped off to the baths and got our tickets, then joined the throngs who were on the same tour we were on, but in different busses. Crowds were very heavy so it was hard to really get a feel for things. Much of the underneath part of the baths were still there, plus some very nice sculptures and...

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May 25, 2017 - Day 6 - York - Medieval Walls & Castles

Today I left the beautiful city of Bath bright and early to start my journey north to York. The drive wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. Out of the 4 hour drive only about 30 minutes of it was through small back town roads while the majority of it was highway. As I left super early I started feeling super tired and had to try and figure out where to stop and get something to wake me up. Apparently in England they have these stops called "Services." Basically its like a rest area stop but has gas stations, food, bathrooms, and a...

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May 24, 2017 - Day 5 - Bath - Water & Relaxation!

So I have big news for everyone - I am moving to Bath!! Okay not really but, I could seriously see myself living in the town of Bath. The city is simply amazing with gorgeous landscapes, great people, towns of mini shops and places to eat, and history around every corner. The downtown part of Bath can be walked from one end to the other in 15 minutes. It's amazing that the buildings in this city have been here since 60 AD when the Romans first occupied the city to later during the Georgian Era from the 1700s. I started my day early at the...

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Sep 12, 2016 - Bath

Travels of today involved two "name that town" adventures. The first photo is included for the granddaughter with that name of a good friend of mine. In fact, she is just completing an arduous course of study in Chiropractic medicine, and will soon begin her year long practicum. Congrats Ashley. The second village is one that I doubt most of us would say we lived in if we lived there. From what I saw of the village it did not look bad, but what a name! Before I arrived in Bath, I decided on a spur-of-the-moment trip to a medium sized town...

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