Bath 2

Back to Bath with more photos.  I wandered around Bath, England for the better part of a day, browsing the shops, stopping in a few restaurants , wandering through the cathedral and many of the historical sites.

I think I mentioned that locating a parking spot was remarkably easy and reasonable considering the exchange rate.  Here is a list of some of the sites I saw while I was there:

HIGH STREET Bath Abbey, The Roman Baths, Sally Lunn’s
GRAND PARADE Guildhall Market, Parade Gardens, Pulteney Bridge
MANVERS STREET Railway Station, Bus Station and Southgate Shopping Centre
GREEN PARK ROAD
AVON STREET Coach Park
AVON STREET Bath City College
WESTGATE BUILDINGS The Thermae Bath Spa
QUEEN SQUARE The Jane Austen Centre, Herschel Museum of Astronomy
ASSEMBLY ROOMS Fashion Museum, Museum of East Asian Art, Bath at Work Museum, Building of Bath Museum
BROCK STREET / THE ROYAL CRESCENT No 1 The Royal Crescent Museum
MARLBOROUGH BUILDINGS.
WESTON ROAD Botanical Gardens
UPPER BRISTOL ROAD Royal Victoria Park with children’s playground
UPPER BRISTOL ROAD Marlborough Lane
ROYAL AVENUE
MILSOM STREET
TERRACE WALK

There is so much to see here as in most other prime tourist areas that one day just will not do it.  You could spend easily a week or more visiting everything and if you were thorough, even more.

There are a variety of ways to see the place from bikes, taxis, open top bus, walking or driving yourself.  The city proper is full of activity and sights and if you combine all the associated outlying sites surrounding the city you have an amazing array of sites to see and experience.

I did everything on foot or by car as it is my preferred method.  I occasionally will use a group tour but as a general I travel by foot so I can get up close and not be dependent on a schedule.

Oh, I did stop by the Jane Austen Center as I’ve read some of her works and it was quite interesting as was the other attractions.  It is next to a local park, a short walk from the town center and easy to access.

One thing I especially liked about the area is the rolling landscape and it seemed as if I was walking up and down hills unless I was in the downtown area. The surrounding area is lush and green with rolling terrain and looks to be situated somewhat in a valley as there are ridges evident in the surrounding area.  The people were nice as were the other tourists I spoke with as I wandered about and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves.

I generally sample some of the local food wherever I am so I stopped in a sidewalk cafe and sampled a few things.  I tried a bath Oliver and a couple different buns filled with meats and cheeses as well as some drinks.  Everything was delicious and reasonable and I recommend you try the local eats if you ever get the chance.  Well enough about Bath, on to other sites.

 

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