The city has lots of nice architecture that isn't anything like early colonial brick.
Notable bits include an Abbey that has nothing to do with Abbey Road!
|Had I gone inside, I would've been a fan.|
Bath also has the first semicircle in Britain!
|The Royal Crescent, rumour has it, houses a Python.|
By the size of the structure, it's a really big one.
But you don't go to bath to look at a crescent. You go to look at the bath. It wasn't recent, but maybe you've heard--the Romans were in England once upon a time. And when they were in England, they decided that the supply lines were getting too long to trek back to Rome for a daily bath. So they built amenities.
Or at least they took a Celtic shrine site, and between year 60 and 370, built a temple and some baths. They left the tub.
|Romans once bathed here. Possibly dyed green; certainly dead now.|
|Cubist terra cotta warriors.|
The really old bit pretty much cracked itself up, and the nice above ground strucure is Victorian, so you can't even stick an ankle in the water. In the museum you can see some old Roman things that have been archaeologed out of the ground. Like the Medusa.
|Medusa needed a shave; Perseus obliged with a Sweeney Todd cut.|
Enough about the bath of Bath. There is a city, too. And a very nice free walking tour that doesn't even want tips.
|Walking tour talking point: soot.|
Inevitably, you'll get bored of all the pretty buildings and shops that are closed when you need them and streets teeming with American tourists. Escape on a nice river walk!
|It's a nice controlled river. As you can see, the sky is more washed out than the banks.|
|Not to be arch.|