Stonehenge & Roman Baths

London is an urban jungle that stretches over 600 square miles over the River Thames. The busy daily life in the metropolitan can get tiresome after a while, leaving me to seek refuge away from this mecca of attractions.

Luckily, England has many ancient towns and pretty villages along the countryside that a person could spend months exploring. One of these cozy cities is Bath. Nourished by natural hot springs and once home to Jane Austin, Bath offers a relaxing experience with stunning architecture, great shopping, and iconic attractions. From Bath, I also made a 1 hour journey to Stonehenge, a prehistoric monument erected in the English countryside around 2500 BC.

While it may seem silly to some that I would make the long journey to see some big rocks and hot baths (yes, that once served as the working title for this blog post), remember that doctors used to prescribe “a change of air” to their patients. So, if people did it back then, I figure it’s probably healthy to escape the big city once in a while now.

STONEHENGE

Just imagine these tourists as Druids carrying stones to construct the site centuries ago. 

BATH & THE ROMAN BATHS


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6 responses to “Stonehenge & Roman Baths

  1. Hi Tracy, It looks like you’re managing to see an awful lot on your travels! I spent a few years of my childhood living not far from Stonehenge.. I think it has such an eerie feel about it. (Ok, I didn’t form that opinion as a youngster!). Bath rates as one of my favourite cities in the UK (after Edinburgh, of course). I think it is the architectural style of the city. It is very picturesque, and the fact that it has such a long history only adds to its appeal. I’m not a big city fan in general – but I like this one! I’m looking forward to your posts on your future trip up to Scotland. It’s always good to see your home-land through someone else’s eyes! – Lu

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  3. I lived in Bath for three years, it’s a wonderful town! Your pictures are also very impressive (not only from Bath put in your other posts!).
    Keep it up! 🙂

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