On Our Way to the Cotswolds, We Stopped by Bath
Having heard very little about Bath besides what I read in Northanger Abbey, upon arrival we headed straight for the Roman Baths. I convinced the ticket-sales woman that I was in fact a student despite my lack of student card (I was starting a Masters later in the month), and we were admitted.
Not Somewhere I’d want to Bathe…
Shrouded in mist, well-lit, not a tourist in sight– postcards make the Roman Baths look better than reality. Even still, seeing the inner-workings of one of the oldest and best-preserved Roman Baths in the world was pretty neat. We wandered through the museum like a few lost sheep, listening to our audioguides and speed-reading the ample signage.
Shopping in Bath
After the Roman Baths, we didn’t have much time before our train left. As we wandered through the main square, we admired the hand-blown glass at the Bath Aqua Glass store. The natural coloring from the water in the area produced a light blue glass with swirls of white. Beautiful jewelry, vases, and decor!
We made our way to the Pulteney Bridge, one of only four bridges in the world to have shops on both sides across its full span. I left my friends perusing old maps in a store that sold nothing but, and wandered into a children’s shop to find a baby shower gift for my sister. The store, Up to Seven, sells handmade children’s clothes from organic materials.