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Photo Gallery #3-City of Bath, United Kingdom

The City of Bath, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is located about 100 miles west of London.  We traveled to Bath as part of a day trip from London that also covered Windsor Castle and Stonehenge.  I had been looking forward all my life to seeing Stonehenge, and Stonehenge did not disappoint.  Although that day trip was initially centered around Stonehenge, I felt very fortunate for also having visited Bath.

Bath was first built by the Romans almost 2000 years ago.  The Romans established Bath as a spa resort, taking advantage of the hot springs in the area.  Centuries later, Bath played a giant role in Britain’s wool trade.  Now, this city in Western England is a major tourist attraction.  For more information on the history and significance of Bath, check out the UNESCO World Heritage website. 

Following are photos from our visit to the City of Bath in February 2009:

Bath Abbey was founded in 1499.  It was built on the site where an earlier Norman cathedral once stood.

Bath Abbey was founded in 1499. It was built on the site where an earlier Norman cathedral once stood.

Bath Abbey

Bath Abbey

Bath Abbey (schedule/sign)

Bath Abbey (schedule/sign)