When planning a dream vacation, plan to spend a day in Bath.
We had toured the Roman Baths and Bath Abbey,
and there was still more to see.
My tour guides have a little secret to success.
They use Trip Advisor to find the local attractions
and the best restaurants.
They use the "Pay to Park" lots and then
Google Maps to find the best route to walk to our destination.
Like the famous Pulteney Bridge.
It crosses the River Avon and was built in 1774.
This historic, most romantic bridge in Europe
has shops lining both sides of the street.
I could have spent the afternoon window shopping here!
But there was so much more to see...
Another famous landmark in Bath is the Circus.
This impressive site has three curved segments of townhouses,
arranged in a circular shape.
These were also built in the 1700s.
The ornate architecture is just spectacular.
But, we needed to stick to a schedule...
(It was a three and a half hour drive home,
and we couldn't be tardy, as I needed a base pass.)
So, a quick stop in Oxford.
JimBob's Baguettes was about halfway home,
and a perfect stop for a quick lunch.
Oxford is a city bustling with young University students,
but also a showcase for the historic Oxford Castle.
So much to see...
so little time.
Then we were back in the car,
heading home to Amy and Nick's.