Today we visited the beautiful city of Bath. It was a warm sunny day so an ideal day to enjoy wandering around the town. After finding the long stay car parking we started our stroll stopping to have morning coffee in the sunshine in the park.
Bath owes its name and fame to its hot springs, the only ones in England. The Roman’s exploited these springs as they did in many places in Europe establishing ornate bathing palaces. It was the 18th century when Bath acquired its ranks of Georgian Palladian mansions and townhouses along with parkland which dominates the town today. The iconic symbol of Georgian Bath is the Royal Crescent, the grandest crescent of houses which was started by John Wood in 1767.
Another iconic symbol of Bath is the Pulteney Bridge a graceful Italianate structure designed by the 18th century architect Robert Adam. Just below the bridge is a V shaped weir which gives the whole area an almost magical feel. The area was very with people enjoying the sunshine in the gardens and green areas by the river.
This was our second visit to the town and we thoroughly enjoyed just wandering around the town.