One of the cities that I’ve been really looking forward to visiting during my trip to England would be Bath. A couple of years ago, I’ve stumbled upon photos of it and for a brief period of time, I was enamoured, not only because of its quirky name, but also because of the wonderful architecture and of course, the famed Roman Baths. So, I suppose I am glad to have finally seen Bath with my own two eyes – and even had the chance to go around the city too! ❤
The Abbey Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, although it is more commonly known as the Bath Abbey. It used to be a Roman Catholic Church, but like most (if not all!) churches in England, it is now an Anglican parish church.
Really love this kind of architecture. ❤ We didn’t go inside the Abbey though so no photos of the interior.
Very near the Bath Abbey is the entrance to the Roman Baths, which is the main attraction in the city of Bath.
The entrance, which is above street level, dates from the 19th Century. The Roman Baths are actually located below modern street level.
Entrance to the Roman Baths. This is the place where you will receive your audio guide.
Said audio guide.
The weather was a bit gloomy during our visit, but thankfully it didn’t rain!
View of the Great Bath. The entire second level (where I stood to take this shot) was actually created years, or well, centuries after the Great Bath itself.
The Great Bath again. You’re not allowed to touch the water though as it’s not really well-kept.
Bladud Gorgon head, one of the numerous artefacts that are being showcased inside the museum part of the attraction.
A head taken from a statue, its body nowhere in sight. It’s of the goddess Sulis Minerva, and this gilt bronze head was discovered nearby in 1727.
One of the many baths of the place.
You can spot the Bath Abbey from here. Anyway, unlike the smaller bath, there’s no steam rising from the Great Bath.
Oops. Spot anyone you know? 😀
Sally Lunn’s. This is supposedly bath’s oldest house as it stood in this place since 1483. Not only that but this house is also home to the famous Sally Lunn Bun (which is a type of semi-sweet bread) and tearoom. Too bad we didn’t have the time to buy any!! 😦
Interesting-looking art piece that stood outside a hotel in Bath.
The Royal Crescent! This is also one of the iconic places in Bath I’ve known about for years now, and one that I’ve wanted to visit ever since I first saw photos of it on the internet. Jane Austen actually stayed in one of the houses during her visits to the place.
And this one is the Circus! If you ask me, I think that the architecture and design is quite similar to the Royal Crescent.
At this point, I was already tired from all the walking, haha.
Cute doggie! I wasn’t able to stop myself and I just had to approach it. I think it’s a Shiba Inu – first time I’ve seen the breed so yep, I was excited haha!
Anyway, that’s it for my post about Bath! Yes, I’m almost done with my UK series of posts. ❤