Bath & Stonehenge

Remember those guys that sang ‘What does the fox say?’ You know the one where the ding ding ding tune would be stuck in your head the entire day.

The group behind it, Ylvis also has a lesser known track called Stonehenge, which perfectly captures in yet another ridiculous song most peoples thoughts on the infamous formation.

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Who built it thousands of years ago? How did they do it with no technology and why is it there?

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While we may never know the exact answers, that certainly doesn’t stop waves of tourists coming to gawk at the formation because for its age, it is pretty impressive.

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At the end of the day, it is still a bunch of rocks so the variety of pictures you’ll get here is quite limited, (although the amount of tourists there did certainly try) unlike the town of Bath which is very pretty.

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I visited both Bath and Stonehenge as a day trip, as it is easy to do so from London.

The Roman baths for which the town is named for have been in existence since approximately 836BC.

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Today these naturally heated pools are supplied the same way they were thousands of years ago, due to geothermal means far below street level.

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The site is a museum now and is housed in 18th century buildings although many of the Roman ruins remain to be seen as you walk through.

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Other sites worth visiting include the Jane Austen Centre, which is located in a house where she once lived. You can learn more about her life and works here and have a break with a cup of tea.

The nearby Royal Crescent and Circus are streets filled with some of the world’s best examples of Georgian architecture, which are beautifully intact and well kept.

It isn’t too hard to imagine the Bingleys and Darcys of yesteryear strolling around these areas!

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There is definitely more to Bath than the main sites and I would have loved another day to explore the small shops, cafés and bars since this town has more than a few. On the weekends there’s a variety of markets too so the atmosphere is especially lovely.

If you’re in London and have a day or two spare, a trip to Bath is definitely recommended!

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