A Glimpse of Bath

Last time I was in England, I was lucky enough to visit Bath, found in the county of Somerset. I was familiar with it because Jane Austen lived there and mentioned it throughout her works. The city itself is really picturesque, taking you back years ago with its architecture. I could almost picture the horse-drawn carriages and the women in long dresses taking a stroll through the streets. In fact, it has been declared a World Heritage Site for its cultural value and, for this same reason, it was the target of a German bombing in World War II.

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Pulteney Bridge

The main attraction in Bath is, well, the Roman baths, redundant as it may sound. Although they are meant to be quite majestic, the entrance fee was a little steep for my taste at £15.50 so maybe another time! Right beside the baths is Bath Abbey, an impressive Gothic church.

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I really loved all the historical buildings and have actually looked up old paintings and pictures of the same places I photographed to compare them. It’s pretty astounding how similar everything has remained.

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At the end of Great Pulteney Street, which you can see below, is the Holburne Museum. It’s free but we got there a bit late, unfortunately. However, we did explore the garden area behind it, although I’m not one hundred percent sure if that belonged to the museum.

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Great Pulteney Street

There were cute little corners everywhere!

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All in all, I thought Bath was a very beautiful city and a great place to visit!

By the way, under the Categories tab at the top of my blog, you’ll find a brand new Places page, categorized by destinations and with a snazzy new look!
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