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Saturday, March 13, 2010

Bus 18 Connects University of Bath with Bath Spa University

The bright orange number 18 bus connects the University of Bath and Bath Spa University campuses.

The bus runs from Bath Spa University via Old Newbridge Hill, Lower Oldfield Park, Sainsburys, City Centre, Corn Street, Bath Youth Hostel to the University of Bath and takes about 50 minutes.

Bath bus #18

Services start from Bath University at 8.11am in the morning and finish at 10.39pm. The services runs Monday to Friday only and is operated by FirstGroup UK. Bus #418 also connects the two universities in the city.

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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Roman Baths Bath

The Roman Baths in Bath are an absolute must-see for visitors to the town and worth every penny of the entrance fee.

Bath Abbey from the Roman baths


The entrance fee £11.50 or £12.25 (July & August only) includes a headset with explanations of the wonders you will see on your tour of the ancient Roman baths.

Roman Baths Bath


The headset guide is available in a number of languages (French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese and Mandarin) for foreign visitors. Besides the expert commentary on the headset, UK-resident American travel author Bill Bryson also gives his reactions to what you are seeing.

Roman Baths Bath


The Roman Baths are below street level and the site has four main features, the Sacred Spring, the Roman Temple, the Roman bath house and finds from Roman Bath. Your visit ends in the Georgian Pump Room on the ground level.

The centrepiece and highlight of the Roman baths is the Great Bath which is outside - a large lead-lined, 1.6m-deep pool filled with hot spa water. Before you reach the Great Bath, the route takes you through a fascinating museum full of Roman artifacts that introduce the Roman people and town of Aquae Sulis (the Latin name for present-day Bath) and the temple dedicated to the goddess Sulis Minerva, which was at the heart of the baths complex. Highlights include the stone Gorgon's head and the beautiful bronze head from a statue of Sulis Minerva.

Roman Baths Bath

After viewing the Great Bath, the route takes the visitor through to the western range of baths including a sequence of pools and heated rooms with good surviving hypocaust pilae showing how their heating system would have worked. The circular cold plunge is in remarkably good condition.

Roman Baths Bath

The Roman Baths
Abbey Church Yard
Bath
BA1 1LZ
Tel: +44 (0)1225 477785

Opening Hours

January - February
9.30am-4.30pm exit 5.30pm
March - June
9am-5pm exit 6pm
July - August
9am-9pm exit 10pm
September - October
9am-5pm exit 6pm
November - December
9.30am-4.30pm exit 5.30pm


Roman Baths Bath

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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

The Cobb Lyme Regis

The Cobb is Lyme Regis' most distinctive feature - a curving sea wall built to provide a safe harbour behind it.


First constructed in the 13th century, the Cobb was strengthened over time and the safe haven it provided for ships was part of the reason for Lyme Regis' growth as an important port and shipbuilding centre.

The Cobb has its place in literature too, taking centre stage in Jane Austen's novel Persuasion and in John Fowles' The French Lieutenant's Woman and subsequent movie of the same name.

The Cobb Lyme Regis

The Cobb in Lyme Regis has been washed away a number of times over its history and subsequently rebuilt and reinforced. As recently as 2006 the structure was strengthened with extra shingle and Normandy sand.

The Cobb Lyme Regis

A stroll on the Cobb is a must for any visitor to Lyme and the interesting Lyme Regis Aquarium stands near its end.

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