Bath

Somerset

 

Leaving Pant, we headed south through Wales, pausing in South Wales to see Caerphilly Castle.

 

 

 

 

 

From there, we moved on to Tintern Abbey on the banks of the River Wye right on the border between Wales and England.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This was our B&B in Bath: "Mrs Johnston's B&B". It looked a bit forbidding on the outside ...

 

... but the bedroom was very luxurious.

 

This was the vew over Bath from our bedroom window. Note the canal in the foreground and the railway further back. To get into central Bath, we walked across a bridge over the canal, and then under the railway ...

 

... and then past the cricket ground before arriving at central Bath.

 

The west front of Bath Abbey.

 

The "stairway to heaven" on the west front.

 

Stained glass in Bath Abbey.

 

Fan vaulting in Bath Abbey.

 

The Roman Baths at Bath.

 

Carving of Sulis, the Sun God, at the Roman Baths.

 

The tower of Bath Abbey reflected in the water of the Roman Baths.

 

The Royal Crescent, Bath

 

Another view of The Royal Crescent.

 

The Circle, Bath.

 

A rather more typical street in Bath.

 

We went to Bradford-on-Avon, where there is this Saxon church, rediscovered in Victorian times after being put to many purposes.

 

Inside the church is a very special place.

 

 

 

Medieval bridge over the Avon at Bradford-on-Avon.

 

Farleigh Castle. Or at least, its remains.

 

Pulteney Bridge, over the Avon in Bath, by day ...

 

... and by night.

 

Bath Abbey floodlit by night.

From Bath, we went into the west country, to Mullion.

 

Copyright © 2002 by Lynn or Nick Booth.