Among the many things I love about travel are the gems that you stumble across while you are on your way to your planned destination. The city of Bath was a lovely surprise that I still have fond memories of.

While in England in 2004, I took a day tour to see Windsor and Stonehenge, with Bath as an add-on. Little did I know that Bath would be the highlight of that day for me. What’s not to love about a world heritage site that was first established as a spa by the Romans sometime in the AD 60s? If you know me, you know I have a soft spot for spas. It was really interesting to see Roman architecture restored in England, and know that people have been pampering themselves at hot springs for centuries!

The-Roman-Bath-rediscovered-in-the-1800s

The city itself is lovely, and the Avon river that runs through it is charming. The entire Avon valley is beautiful and I remember thinking to myself that this would be a really wonderful place to live. As I look through these old photos (almost 10 years old now), I smile at the serenity with fondness.

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Bath-Avon-River

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