Snapshot of Europe: Stonehenge & Bath
More than 150 kilometres drive out of London, this old city was built by the Romans in early AD60′s as a luxury retreat. Though only ruins of the early Roman baths now remain, this is nonetheless a beautiful city with stunning Georgian architecture and a bounty of quirky little shops and markets scattered across the city. Whilst you can’t dip your feet in the murky green waters within the Roman bathhouse museum, there is certainly a contemporary bath spa deriving naturally hot spring water… All in all a great weekend getaway if not for the dreaded rain.
Believed to be constructed between 3000 and 2000BC, these neolithic structures are England’s most famous monuments. Much of the history of Stonehenge remain subject to debate, with a string of theories to explain how and why they were erected. So they might just be rocks, but there is this mystical appeal about them – abandoned, magical and a little eery with the falling sun in the backdrop.
I would definitely recommend joining a tour that includes an “inner-circle” pass to get up and close to the stones with a small group of people. You will otherwise be disappointed when you are kept behind roped barricades, rubbing shoulders with a million others.