Friday, 28 September 2018

Hungerford, England (Littlecote House)

After breakfast, Corrine and I walked around the grounds until it was time for us to leave for Bath. We decided to take a taxi to Swindon then take the train the rest of the way to Bath. Otherwise, we would need to take the train back towards London, get off in Reading, then catch another train that would take us further west to Bath.

When we arrived in Bath, we were fortunate that we were able to drop off our luggage at the Airbnb flat ahead of when it was to be available. This gave us more time to explore Bath. Which we did.

I had been to Bath but hadn’t really explored the city. We enjoyed walking around just to see the people and shops. I suggested to Corrine that she might like to tour the Roman Baths, which is a big draw for tourists coming to Bath. (I toured it last year.) The Roman Baths are remarkably intact considering how long ago they were built. In this case, almost 2,000 years ago.

While Corrine toured the Roman Baths and I sat and played Hearts on my phone. Also walked around some. When Corrine was finished with her Roman Bath visit we had a quick bite to eat and walked up to the Royal Crescent and the nearby Circus that form a circle of uniform row houses. Both are excellent examples of Georgian architecture and built during the 18th century. Corrine enjoyed visiting some of the shops in the area.

We really did a lot of walking today. I saw that we had walked over 15,000 steps and were a little tired when we returned to the flat. Later we picked up a pizza for dinner and cereal for breakfast.

Tomorrow we leave for Cardiff, Wales. We will see our first of several castles that are scattered around Wales. The following day we travel north via train to see more of Wales and visit more castles.

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