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TravelPod Member ReviewsBeckford House Bath
A modern home with top class fittings and room design. All the mod cons and friendly helpful hosts. Highly recommended
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Our last out of London Trip before we head off on our big trip home and what a good choice.
Saturday 11th October
We left home early to pick up our rental car at Heathrow. It was a cool little fiat 500 and after a little issue with the deposit (Credit card was not big enough to hold the deposit so had to pay extra to reduce a …
... for the wealthy who wanted a home in Bath when they came to take advantage of the curative waters at the baths. The first of these houses is now a museum open to the public. It is appointed with Georgian furnishings and shows how the wealthy would have lived here as well as their servants. For instance it was the height of fashion for a lady to shave her eyebrows and paste on carefully trimmed strips of ...
... tour didn’t finish until after 1 pm. We grabbed a quick bite to eat at Subway and used the bathrooms. You had to buy something to get the code that would unlock the restroom!
After lunch we went to the 500 year old Abbey. It was bombed by Germany in World War II in retaliation for the Allied bombing of history sites in Germany. The Abbey was all but destroyed, however it was restored in the 1950s and 60s and it ...
... 2 full cups) of quality cider for £1.50-2.50 at the supermarket.
It was a tiring long hot day today- worked out we were on our feet from 9:30am till 5:00pm, with the exception of 30 minutes at lunch time. I am still trying to get some 'down' time but not really succeeding. My sniffles improved during the day but got worse again at home, so I am wondering if there is a plant or something at or near the B&B that does not agree with me?
... abbey was still open for an hour or so, so I had a wander around, admiring the architecture and some of the memorials - including one for Arthur Philip, first governor of New South Wales, who lived (and died) in Bath, and another for Isaac Pitman, who developed the Pitman Shorthand system of writing.
After that it was off for a really nice pizza dinner and then back to the hotel. Only a short stay in Bath, as I'm off to London tomorrow!
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