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  1. 1. A drip into Bath; TRAVEL What did the Romans ever do for us? Chris Glynn-Jones discovers that they saw the potential of a sleepy village with the UKs only hot springs and helped create a rather wonderful place. Byline: Chris Glynn-Jones * ESTLING below the Cotswolds Hills is Bath, a city where I wouldbe happy to spend every weekend - and weekdays would be pretty good too. Its a World Heritage city in which the trademark sandyCotswold stone Cotswold stone is a yellow oolitic limestone quarried in many places the CotswoldHills in the south midlands of England. When weathered the colour of buildings made or faced withthis stone is often described as honey or golden. lends almost every building a classic andpalatial pa·la·tialadj.1. Of or suitable for a palace: last minute apartments Rome.2. Of the nature of a palace, as in spaciousness or ornateness: a palatial yacht. air.We discovered the smart and the chic amongst grand streets and tinyarcades - many punctuated by jaw-dropping architecture. We stayed over a Sunday and Monday at the elegant BrindleysBoutique B&B, a 10 minute stroll from the city centre. We found ourselves torn between the beautifully appointed sunnyrooms and warm welcome of Brindleys, with its immaculate and freshFrench-themed rooms and spending more time exploring the city. Afterchecking in and being given a complimentary parking permit, we saunteredalong the River Avon into town. Right at the heart of the city, where Bath Abbey soars above theriver, we stopped for a coffee at the tiny Bertinet Bakery and Cafeserving locally-made French patisseries and delicious French breads; anexcellent base from which to plan our day. Armed with a fistful fist·ful
  2. 2. n. pl. fist·fulsThe amount that a fist can hold.Noun 1. fistful - the quantity that can be held in the handhandfulcontainerful - the quantity that a container will hold of guides from the helpful Bath VisitorInformation Centre, first stop was the Roman Baths, where Britainsonly hot springs see a quarter of a million gallons of water rise daily,at a temperature of 46.5 degrees, the lifeblood of the citysprosperity. In AD 43 the Romans, recognising the restorative benefits of thesprings, developed a sophisticated series of baths and temples at thecentre of what they named Aquae Sulis. An excellent audio guide narrated by travel writer Bill Brysonhelped us spend an absorbing two hours, with insights into the historyand views of the various baths before finally arriving at the centralthermal waters, which though busy with tourists, proved a haven oftranquility. The centre of Bath is a shoppers paradise - familiar storesabound but there is also an eclectic mix of fashion, jewellery andboutique stores that you dont often find in other cities. A stroll through the centre of town along Milsom Street reveals thegrandeur of the everyday buildings, the majority of which were built inthe Georgian period or style. A few circuits of The Circus, a circle of 33 stunning houses builtaround a central park, and influenced by the Colosseum Colosseum or Coliseum (both: kls`m),Ital. Colosseo, common name of the Flavian Amphitheater in Rome, near the southeast end of theForum, between the Palatine and Esquiline hills., revealsfascinating architectural detail; and from there its a two-minutewalk to arguably Baths crowning architectural achievement TheRoyal Crescent is an imposing sweep of Georgian design, withfar-reaching views of the city over beautiful public parkland. A curve of four-storey houses, dominated by huge Ionic columns is amust-see; squint squint: see strabismus. a bit and youre in another era. We stopped for a guided tour at No 1 Royal Crescent - amagnificently restored home which reveals a wonderfully vital picture oflife as it must have been in Georgian Bath. Wandering back into town, we were brought back to the present daywith a jolt. Smart cafes and restaurants were beginning to come alive inthe spring sunshine and there was an air of quiet sophistication so·phis·ti·cate
  3. 3. v. so·phis·ti·cat·ed, so·phis·ti·cat·ing, so·phis·ti·catesrome apartment rental1. To cause to become less natural, especially to make less naive and more worldly.2.. A brief stop at our boutique B&B to freshen up before returningto town for a quiet drink at the excellent Salamander salamander, an amphibian of the orderUrodela, or Caudata. Salamanders have tails and small, weak limbs; superficially they resemblethe unrelated lizards (which are reptiles), but they are easily distinguished by their lack of scalesand claws, and by their moist, and dinner tofollow. The next day we reluctantly rolled out of our super queen bed andwere rewarded with an excellent breakfast. Fans of city bus tours, we spent the morning on the breezy open topdeck of Baths tour bus, soaking up the grandeur of the city from anew viewpoint. There was only one way we could finish our fabulous weekend - anafternoon of peace and relaxation at the Bath Thermae thermae: see baths.thermaePublic bathing complex of ancient Rome, designed for relaxation and social activity as well asbathing. The Romans developed public baths to a high degree of sophistication andstandardization. Spa. Even the Romans would be impressed by this place, drawing on thesame thermal springs, Bath Thermae Spa is as relaxing a place as youwill ever encounter. Swirling warm waters in the ground floor pool, four aroma steamrooms, each with different heats and scents and chance to ascend to theopen air rooftop pool where massage jets and bubble seats relaxed uswhile we took in the magnificent vista that is Bath and its surroundinghills. Also available are various therapeutic treatments - it really issomething of a sanctuary. Now you see why we want to spend every weekend the same way. * Chris was the guest of Brindleys. Prices for a double room startat pounds 110 per room per night. Brindleys, 14 Pulteney Gardens, Bath,BA2 4HG. Telephone: 01225 310444, e-mail info@brindleysbath. co.uk or visitrome apartments for rentapartment in romeapartments in rome

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