Next on my list of places to visit were the towns of Bath and Lacock.
The town of Bath is absolutely beautiful. The Georgian architecture is what takes the spotlight and the famous Roman Baths cannot be missed as it is so picturesque and interesting. We had pre-booked tickets so we skipped the long queue and got to see for ourselves one of the oldest and most preserved Roman remains in the world.
The water is an indescribable green; not because it is fresh or so clean, but interestingly enough because it is full of bacteria! You are advised not to touch the water, because if you do you will get sick and need to go to the hospital! If you look closely enough at the water, you can see steam and bubbles, because it is still an active spring. Photos don’t do the place justice so you really do have to see it for yourself. Visit the museum and you get the chance to “Meet the Romans” and be introduced to Roman Britain. You can’t miss the statues of all the important Romans; keep an eye out for Julius Cesar!
Bath was also the residence of the famous author Jane Austin, where she wrote some of her most famous books such as Pride and Prejudice. You can visit her home, which is now a museum, to see where she lived and the desk she used to write on.
We got back on the bus for a quick stop at the medieval village Lacock. What’s interesting about this village is that there are no visible cables, satellites or street lights and it still looks like it did in the Medieval times (minus all the cars!). The village has also been used as a filming location for the Harry Potter movies and Pride and Prejudice.