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Day 10

BATH

After a fairly uncomfortable night in a "student" double bed (more like large single) we set off to explore Bath. A fabulous city with very distinctive limestone houses and magnificent architecture we were absorbed by the old streets and very attractive tenement houses. Staying at the University of Bath had its downside but at least it made us drive through the leafy neighbourhood around the University and appreciate the other side of Bath.
The highlight was taking a tour of the Roman Baths. I saw this in 1996 but they have upgraded the viewing facilities to a degree that it quite an experience. It's hard to appreciate the age of the baths and the ingenuity of the Romans in creating a complex and technically efficient system.
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It was quite crowded in the Baths and difficult at times with all the tour groups. We have to be patient as this will be us next week in Europe. After an enjoyable hour in the Baths we went out to find a good coffee. Jenny also found some nice rolls for lunch so we were well fed and altered as usual
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To finish our time in Bath we toured the town on foot and then in the car. We found some wonderful shops and some even more impressive rows of houses.
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After another long trip back to London we returned the car to Europcar and took the tube back to our hotel in Earl's Court.
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Posted by Ian.jenny 14:42

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