Day 2 (cont.). A piece of Roman world in England
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After a walk in Old Sarum we headed to Bath which was supposed to be the home of our NYE party but we wanted to go and see it before it got dark. As we were approaching the city, I fell in love with it from the first sigh. It looks very well planned. No wonder Romans put their hand in this English city and you can still feel it.
We parked just in front of the Roman Baths, the main attraction of the city. It is really worth visiting. You will be amazed feeling like you are visiting a real Roman thermal spa. Still in great condition, thoughtfully organized, it shows how advanced people were many centuries ago. The centre of the Roman Baths is the Great Bath - an outdoor pool with hot water. I must admit - I was tempted to take a bathJ
The Roman Baths now include the Pump Room, a salon where spa water is drawn for drinking.
Next to the Roman Baths you can see the Bath Abbey. We didn’t visit it though but enjoyed a nice view of it from the Great Bath. What we liked a lot is a walk across the River Avon: it has a wonderful embankment with Paradise Gardens (unfortunately, it was closed on that day - so we could only see it), then we crossed the Pulteney Bridge and got a great view of the city centre overlooking the River Avon.
I wish we could have more time to enjoy this wonderful city, ancient but full of modern life spirit, but we had to drive back to Devizes to get ready for our NYE party.