Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Historical Bath.

I hope you all had a lovely weekend - we were blessed with some beautiful spring sunshine here in the west country, which was very welcome, as we had my sister-in-law staying with us for a few days. We decided to take her on a tour of some of Bath's best tourist attractions.

We started at No.1 Royal Crescent (the far right in the photo above)- the best address in Bath and is a restored town-house with rooms decorated in the finest Georgian style. Photography wasn't allowed inside but you can catch a glimpse here.
We then went on to Bath's most famous landmark, The Roman Baths.

The genuine Roman parts are the lower levels, the statues and raised walkways were added in Victorian times.
A wonderful view with the Bath abbey in the background.
Sunlight glistening on the hot mineral waters.
The must-stop for lunch is Sally Lunns. It is the oldest house in Bath and home to the Sally Lunn Bun!

We then walked off the buns in the botanical gardens......

....stopping every few minutes to enjoy the spring blooms.
I hope you all had a lovely weekend.
I have some more decorating to get on with this week in my daughter's bedroom, so may be away from my blog for a while. She is still off school for the spring break too, so I need to keep her entertained.
Have a great week,
Niki x

24 comments:

  1. I love Bath but have been there in ages, so thanks for sharing the photos. I'm hoping to bring my daughters along in the summer to do the grand tour!
    Kimx
    Enjoy the rest of the holidays

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  2. Julie Bell, Oxford1:06 pm

    Hi Niki, I went to Bath last Saturday with my husband for the day and we had a lovely time. I loved all the historical buildings and found a few 'vintage' shops which to browse around. The day was gloriously sunny which enabled us to have our lunch outside....bliss. Julie x

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  3. I've just been looking at your beautiful pictures and imagining Anne Elliot(Persuasion) spending her time there. I grew up in Somerset but I only visited Bath once or twice. We always tended to head further west during days out. Thank you for the little visit. I really enjoyed it.

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  4. Anonymous2:39 pm

    I've been dreaming of a trip to Bath for ages... And I see from your photos it is really a wonderful city to enjoy- Hope I'll be able to come one day...

    I wish I could visit Jane Austen's Museum and the other attractions- and some "vintage" shops, too!!:)

    Have a great week and enjoy your family and decoration as well!

    Monica x.

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  5. Oh Niki! I was so delighted to see your photos this morning! I've been there! =) And loved it very much! I was so impressed with the Roman baths, as you can imagine we have absolutely NOTHING like it over here. And Sally Lunn's! What happy memories you've just jogged for me! =)

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  6. I love Bath! It's about time I took a trip there again. Your pics are all lovely. ;-) Sal

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  7. What a beautiful place! I love the pictures you have of your shop, wish I could jump in my car and zoom right over!

    I just had to add you to my Favorite Blogs on my blog. Keep up the great work!

    Kindredly,

    Lynne Laura

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  8. I used to spend every summer hol at my aunts house in Bristol and a trip to Bath was a must! I love the place, hope to take my children one day! Great photos. Fi x

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  9. Jackie M6:56 pm

    Glad you had such a lovely weekend Niki, the photos are beautiful and the weather looks gorgeous. Enjoy your week and good luck with the decorating. Jackie Mx

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  10. beautiful... absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!! =) debbie

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  11. Oh gosh! I visited England about 5years ago. We LOVED Bath sooo much. Could you hear me squealing when I saw your pic of Sally Lunn's!? hee hee The Roman Baths were just awesome! It was a trip of a lifetime! I dream of visiting again someday!

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  12. OH wow!!!! This is one of my favorite things about blogging... to see parts of your beautiful countries like this!! What a beautiful place full of history.

    xo Heather

    p.s.- I posted about Lori and Lisa's boxes so you might want to stay away from my blog and flickr photos...even though each box is different, there are a few things that are the same. I don't want to ruin the surprise for you. :))))) xo

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  13. Bath is beautiful, Our dear and closest family friends are from England and opened up Sally Lunns here in Chester, NJ, complete with all scrumptious and delicious goodies: clotted cream, scones and the Sally Lunn Bunn. I'll upload some pic to my blog soon!
    Magic and Joy!
    Lisa!

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  14. What a beautiful place to visit!!
    Michelle

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  15. Fabulous photos of Bath Niki...
    Even though I have lived here for 29 years .. I still feel there is so much of my home town that I still haven't seen.. lovely to have this armchair guided tour.
    I practically lived in Victoria Park when my son was a baby.. we would go to the botanical gardens every day ..weather permitting.. I haven't been there for years!
    Your new work shop/studio is coming on very nicely.. I am sure you will give it some wonderful finishing touches.

    Love Michelex

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  16. Oh I miss not being able to drive to Bath for the day and some soul reviving beauty.

    Looks like a glorious spring in southern England

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  17. Thank you for posting the lovely photos of Bath...had a trip planned there last May which was cancelled last minute due to my Mom's illness and am still sad about it, so your post was a nice little "virtual" tour that made me smile!

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  18. Isn't Bath pretty, and how lucky you were with the weather. Is Royal crescent where they filmed a scene in Oliver?

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  19. Thank you for sharing these amazing photos! Looks like a grand place to go and spend the day!
    Becky

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  20. Hello Niki,
    These are amazing photos, to think that there has been centuries of history that have taken place, if only the wall could talk...So breath taking are the views, thanks for sharing I enjoyed them, they are just wonderful to see...Pinkie Denise

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  21. It all looks so breathtaking. How glorious to be able to visit someday, but thank you for the pics!

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  22. Thanks for sharing these wonderful pics. I live here in Texas, USA! We don't have anything like that...anywhere in the USA. I love all the interesting pictures from my over seas bloggy friends!
    Sarah
    http://vintagelily.typepad.com/my_weblog/

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  23. LOVE,LOVE, LOVE Bath! I have been so fortunate to visit in the spring. Took the double decker bus tour which was fabulous and of course the roman baths! Ahh, fond memories of a wonderful trip. xo, suzy

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  24. Love seeing pictures of Bath.
    I have read alot about Bath in historical romance novels...lol
    It's very beautiful.

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Thank you for finding the time to visit me...
Niki xx