Fashion & Hot Springs
Trip Start Dec 29, 2009
91Trip End Mar 02, 2010
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We left the hostel and headed to the top end of town, where the royal gardens and buildings are. There is also a museum which we wouldn’t normally have visited, but it was included in our heritage pass so we thought we would just to make sure we get our monies worth. It’s the National Fashion Museum, a collection of clothing and accessories from throughout various British periods
We then strolled back through the centre of town, taking photos of everything as we went. We looked in at one of the churches and a few market places on the way. Soon we got to our second destination, the far more interesting Roman Baths and Pump Room. Again we were given an audio guide, but this time we actually used it as it was very informative. Rachel listened to the adult version, which had a little more detail in it, but I opted for the funnier children’s version. We spent ages walking through the complex which included a Roman temple, the various baths and sacred hot spring from where the hot water came and the hot rooms which were basically saunas. The guide talked us through the process that citizens would have gone through when visiting the baths
When we left the baths, it was starting to sleet out on the streets. We walked back up main street looking for lunch. Rachel decided she wanted Pizza Hut because we’d seen it a few times in other places, but we didn’t know where one was. Miraculously there was a sign pointing people to a Sony store and the landmark on the way was Pizza Hut. We had all you can eat pizza and stuffed ourselves silly for half and hour. We then went and picked up our bags from the hostel and headed to the train.