Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Travel Diary - Day 7

BATH


We arrived in Bath by 11am after a beautiful country dive through green rolling hills. The arrival brougt welcoming scenes of terrace lined hills overlooking the ancient city. Our journey took us straight to the Roman Baths, thought to be originally built by King Bladud in 836BC then taken over by the Romans in 60-70AD who continued expansions over the next 300 years. Sadly, very little remains of the ancient site and although many archeological projects have been conducted since, it is still hard to imagine the greatness of the Baths in the time of the Romans. 

The Baths were rich in history however, with many ancient artifacts displayed; statues, temple walls, tablets, coins and columns, just to name a few. There was so much to take in and I remember very little of the information that we heard through our audio tour! If you love anicent civilizations as much as me, you can read here and here for more.
















After our tour of Bath, we set off to our next destination and our home for the next 2 nights, Buckinghamshire. We stopped in High Wycombe to get supplies for our first glamping (Going camping, but with glamour. A combination of the two words. It's like regular camping , but with nicer things than usual, being warmer, and more comfortable. Glamping isn't done by usual outdoor types who climb mountains - Urban Dictionary) experience. I was quite apprehensive about our stay at Kingfisher Yurt but I couldn't have been more wrong! 

To be continued...