Left early this morning for Bath and Stonehenge. Was a bit of a drive but definately worth it.
First stop was Bath where we drove around befor being dropped off at Bath Abbey which is next to the Roman Baths (The only naturally occuring hot spring in England). The Roman Baths have four main areas: the Sacred Spring, the Roman Temple, the Roman Bath House and the Museum. The Temple is thought to have been constructed in 60-70 AD and the bathing complex was gradually built up over the next 300 years.
These baths you cannot use however, the water is slightly grimey. You can still see water bubbling from the Sacred Spring which is cool.
After that we had free time to walk around. I went to Sally Lunn's teahouse (famous for the Sally Lunn buns). Turns out the teahouse is also the oldest house is Bath built around 1400AD.
Around Bath is also 'The Circus' which is a row of houses built around a roundabout. (supposed to represent the sun) and also 'The Royal Crescent' (supposed to represent the moon). Both were designed by architect John Wood the elder.
Also walked around:
- River Avon
- Pulteney Bridge
- Past Jane Austens house.
Next stop was the Stonehenge which is very very cool. On the way there was the Avebury Horse which is a white horse painted into a hill. Stonehenge is something I always saw in photos but never thought I would get to see. Very very cool, but slightly smaller than I imagined.
On the way back went past Twickenham Stadium which I think is famous for the rugby games.