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 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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