jn82’s Epic Adventure

Day 10 [8 Feb 09] – London

Posted in London by jn82 on February 8, 2009

Took a day trip out of London city today to Stonehenge and Bath. Sitting in a coach for hours on end was a good rest from the past two days of walking around the city.

Stonehenge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is constantly regarded as one of the most overrated tourist attractions, and it is not hard to see why. All you see when you get to the site is a bunch of huge rocks that no one knows exactly their purpose of, or how they were brought there. The audio guides provided only have a lot of speculation as to the origins and reasons of the henge.

Some huge stones.

Stones

Token tourist shot.

Stonehenge

Tip: Bring your own earphones as the electronic audio guides provided have a headphone jack but they do not provide headphones, so you have to hold it to your ear to listen from the speaker.

One hour later and we got to the city of Bath, another UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city is the only place in England with three naturally occuring hot springs, and its name probably is derived from the Roman baths which were built during the period of time the Roman empire occupied England. It is a very beautiful place,with all buildings old and new having to confirm to the same local,golden-col0ured Bath stone for construction purposes, resulting in a very uniform looking city.The tour provided admission to the Roman Baths, an actual Roman bath built during the Roman era.

Layout of the Roman Bath and Roman temple of Sulis Minerva.

Layout

The Great Bath.

Great bath

The Great bath and Bath Abbey in the background.

Great bath and Bath Abbey

Sacred Spring.

Sacred spring

Healing pool cum wishing well.

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Bath Abbey and outside of Roman Baths.

Abbey

Link to full gallery of today’s pictures available here.

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  1. gail said, on February 9, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    hiii !

    looks like u’re living it up 😀
    i recognise the bath abbey and stonehenge, went to similar spots sans snow a few yrs back!

    take care n don’t freeze ya !

    xoxoxo


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