While we were in London we took a day trip to Bath and Stonehenge. It was about 8 hours round trip but worth the time. Stonehenge is a must and doesn’t really demand too much of your vacation but we recommend visiting because of the beauty, history and mystery surrounding this amazing site. While Stonehenge was everything that we thought it would be an a must when visiting this part of England, Bath was the surprise.
Bath is an old town that has Roman roots and tons of old English charm it became a world Heritage Site in 1987. The Bath Abby is at the center of the city’s fame and rise to prominence in history, including the crowing of an English King in the late 900s. The Abby has changed hands and been renovated a few times since then but it is beautiful and worth a stop. Not to be outdone the Roman Baths are almost 2000 years old. We love history and have always been entranced by the Romans especially when the remnants are found on the outskirts of the Holy Roman Empire, like here in Bath. The Roman Temple and Bath were built on top of a hot spring and can be visited for a fee. In addition to the the Abby and the Baths there are many beautify houses and streets that were built from the 1600s to the 1800s and have shops and restaurants. The Avon river of Shakespeare’s fame runs through Bath and Stratford-upon-Avon is just down the road.