Saturday, November 19, 2016

Day 2 - Mcdonald's Breakfast -> Bath Town Centre

Due to jet lag, all were up very early and hungry. Drove to Bath town which was very deserted and quiet in the early morning and bought Mcdonald's and had breakfast at the airbnb.

After breakfast, we packed up and checked out of the place and headed towards Bath. Stopped by to have a view of the townof Bath.
Bath Abbey in the centre of the photo.
Bath is a town set in the rolling countryside of southwest England, known for its natural hot springs and 18th-century Georgian architecture.
Honey-coloured Bath stone has been used extensively in the town’s architecture, including at Bath Abbey, noted for its fan-vaulting, tower and
large stained-glass windows. The museum at the site of the original Roman-era Baths includes The Great Bath, statues and a temple.

First stop was the Royal Cresent, a 18th-century Palladian-style townhouse featuring elaborate period room displays & fine art.

Alongside the iconic Royal Crescent, Bath also features another impressively rounded landmark: The Circus.
Originally known as The King’s Circus, this striking sight consists of three curved segments of Grade I listed townhouses, arranged in a circular shape.

Some historical buildings around the circle

St John's Church - it was beside the car park where we parked the car. It is a large Catholic church, badly damaged in WWII, with 2 choirs, Bath's tallest spire and notable organ.

Around the corner is Manvers Street Bapist Church

The Huntsman - Fuller's Pub and Restaurant

Beautiful and magnificent Bath Abbey - Late Medieval church with a Victorian Gothic interior by Sir George Gilbert Scott.
Also known as The Abbey Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Bath, commonly known as Bath Abbey, is an Anglican parish church and a former Benedictine monastery.

Main Entrance to Abbey, Roman Bath on the right

Entrance to Roman Bath - a Roman bathhouse and temple, with spring water, Pump Room restaurant & museum

The other side of the Roman Bath

Statue on the west facade of Bath Abbey

Statue Of Water Goddess Outside Bath Abbey

Pictureque Parade Garden beside the River Avon - an example of Victorian Public Garden. It overlooks the Pulteney Bridge and Pulteney Weir.
There is a bandstand and the floral bedding displays are some of the best in Britain.

Pulteney Bridge

Pulteney Weir against the Pulteney Bridge

Another view of the Pulteney Weir against the Pulteney Bridge

One of the most taken photo of the Grand Parade Hotel and the Pulteney Weir. It was a pity that the hotel was being renovated.

Around the town

St Michael's Church

Bath Abbey & the Roman Bath

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