Travel Timehop #38: Bath, Somerset 2010
Welcome to the latest edition of my Travel Timehop series. Each week during 2015 I am flicking through the pages of the Tin Box photo albums and picking out a memory from our travels.
This week’s timehop was prompted by Holly at Four Around the World who recently wrote about her own visit to this city. I’ve never been to the Roman Baths – mad considering I have family living close by – but I really enjoyed her review.
When are we time-hopping to?
It was August 2010 and we were celebrating our second wedding anniversary with a trip to the West Country.
Where in the world?
We were staying in Bristol and had hopped on a train to Bath in Somerset for a day out.
Bath was built on natural hot springs and has been a popular spa destination since Roman times. In 1987 it was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site as it is home to some of the best preserved Roman remains in the world and some stunning 18th Century architecture.
I’ve visited Bath since I was a kid thanks to my family connections there. However, I can remember going to a lot of playgrounds and running around in my cousins’ garden more than seeing the sights.
Returning to the area as an adult gave us the perfect opportunity to explore what the city had to offer.
Have you been to Bath? Did you see the Roman Baths or get to relax at the Thermae Bath Spa?