Bath, 2nd act

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It was sunny and warm so, as I gave my word, I went back to Bath to enjoy the city with a nice weather! It is so different from last time: so shiny and busy!

We first had an English breakfast on a terrace in front of the Cathedral. A little bit less than 4£, it is okay... The food is not so exceptional, but the view with the Cathedral and the Roman Bath is worth the price!

The town was full of tourists, it was amazing compared to November! Some musicians were around the town centre, it was nice to listen to the music while visiting.

We went to the Putney Bridge, which does not look like a bridge at all when you are on it! It is something weird but quite pretty to see. Then we had our lunch on a table along the canal. It was really nice with the sun and the pretty view. And, even if it was quite busy, it was also very quiet. After the walk along the canal, we went to the Circus and the Royal Crescent. Nice area, very elegant! We finally went to the Assembly, where there is a museum inside (Museum of Costumes) with admission charges, but you can see rooms such as the Ball Room or the Tea Room for free.

Along the canal
As we arrived when they were closing, and an event with books (I can’t remember the name in English!) was inside, our visit was really quick. The decor is nice, it is impressive how high it is!

In the town centre, there was a small demonstration! I was happy to see that in an English street because they always say that it is really French to demonstrate! Around 30 persons and tourists were there against the demolition of the Churchill House. Apparently, they want to do something very modern with an ancient building. I disagree too, the town centre is so pretty with those white stones everywhere... It was funny for me to see the messages like “Governors think again!” because it seems so respectful compared to French messages in demonstration! There were even a coffin on a car, I was surprised!

 

I noticed that to go to the Roman Bath, there was a long queue during the afternoon, whereas at the end of the morning around 11.30, it was all right.

I really like this town. One day is, I think, enough to visit it (it depends how long you stay in the Roman Bath... so amazing!). I went there twice, and twice the Cathedral was closed for visitors.

 

My summary

·       Time spent there : 1 day 

·       Things to do : 8/10 (a really pretty town centre, very interesting museum with roman bath)

·       How I get there : by train, the station is only at 5mn by foot from the town centre

 

leblanc says:
I am glad you went back ! Nowhere is at its best in the rain :)
Posted on: Jul 27, 2007
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Along the canal
Along the canal
Along the canal
Along the canal
Entrance of the Roman Bath
Entrance of the Roman Bath
Victoria Gallery
Victoria Gallery
Shopping
Shopping
English Breakfast
English Breakfast
La Concorde... oops just an obelis…
La Concorde... oops just an obeli…
On the Putney Bridge
On the Putney Bridge
Putney Bridge
Putney Bridge
Victoria Park, I think (admission …
Victoria Park, I think (admission…
The Cathedral
The Cathedral
Left part of the Cathedral
Left part of the Cathedral
The Cathedral
The Cathedral
Along the canal
Along the canal
The Assembly
The Assembly
The Royal Crescent
The Royal Crescent
The Circus, left part
The Circus, left part
The Circus, right part
The Circus, right part
Demonstration : Save Churchill Ho…
Demonstration : "Save Churchill H…
Demonstration : Save Churchill Ho…
Demonstration : "Save Churchill H…
Demonstration : Save Churchill Ho…
Demonstration : "Save Churchill H…
Demonstration : Save Churchill Ho…
Demonstration : "Save Churchill H…
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