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Stonehenge and Bath Day Trip from London
"After pickup from your central London hotel travel by luxury air-conditioned coach to Stonehenge (included). Hear interesting facts about this World Heritage Site from your expert guide and explore it independently. Discover the intriguing significance of this mystic prehistoric monument. Its orig000 years and it has been home to pagan religion and spiritual worship. Next head to the city of Bath a famous English city in Somerset 97 miles (156 km) from London. Bath offers fabulous restaurants tea houses and classic British pubs. Take some time on your own to enjoy a delicious lunch. Then
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City Sightseeing Bath Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
"With great views from the top of the bus strategically placed stops and an interesting commentary this truly is the best way to see the sights of Bath.On this City Sightseeing tour you can hop-on and off as many times as you like aboard the open-top double-decker bus. There are 15 stops and the entire route takes approximately 45 minutes. The bus departs every 10 - 30 minutes from each stop. Tickets are valid for 24 hours from firs The Royal Crescent The Circus Great Pulteney Street and Pulteney Bridge
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City Sightseeing Bath Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
"With great views from the top of the bus strategically placed stops and an interesting commentary this truly is the best way to see the sights of Bath.On this City Sightseeing tour you can hop-on and off as many times as you like aboard the open-top double-decker bus. There are 15 stops and the entire route takes approximately 45 minutes. The bus departs every 10 - 30 minutes from each stop. Tickets are valid for 24 hours from firs The Royal Crescent The Circus Great Pulteney Street and Pulteney Bridge
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River Avon Tips (18)

Bath City Boat Trips

I decided to do a river cruise on M.V. Cleopatra sailing downstream into the City of Bath. The boat trip included an entertaining commentary on the historic sights of Bath and the River Avon as well as the wildlife on the river.

The duration is the trip is approx 1 hour.
Prices: Adult £4.95 Senior/Student £3.95

Frequent departures between 11am-5pm (daily)

The company has been providing trips up and down the River Avon for the past 10 years. They operate two boats, MV Cleopatra & MV Avon Empress.

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annase
Sep 01, 2007

Along River Avon: Weir and North Parade Bridge

A short walk along river avon will give you the chance to get a short overview, make some pictures and enjoy the landscape. I started at Pulteney bridge, descending via a small staircase on the southern part of the bridge. You will see one or two cafés and a couple of banks where you can sit down for a few minutes. From the banks, you will have a good view on the Weir system which was built in 1972 to regulate water level.

Continuing on the left bank, the next notable place is North Parade Bridge. It was built as an iron bridge in 1836, but 100 years later, it was replaced by the current stone bridge.

The final point of my walk was the footbridge which leads to the central station. The walk took me half an hour. It can be reduced to twenty minutes, if you do not wish to sit down and enjoy a sandwhich you bought a couple of hours ago in London. The same goes for other time-consuming and relaxing activities.

For information about Pulteney bridge, please check out my tip about the bridge.

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Airpunk
Aug 22, 2006

The River Avon at Full Stream

We visited Bath in late February after a strong wind storm had blown through. The river was high and from the bridge in town centre it was cascading over the barriers. There was quite a crowd on the bridge, might have been a weekend day, and a lot of shops and eating places on the street leading to the bridge. Nice place for a leisurely stroll on a bright afternoon.

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birchy99
Dec 19, 2004

River scene

Bath is an UNESCO World Heritage site - about 99 miles west of London.

The city has a picturesque river scene of bridges that were modeled after Remaissance Florence. Nice stopover to take some photos if the weather holds.

Bath is also famous for being the residence of the famous author Jane Austen.

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SLLiew
Dec 04, 2007
 
 
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The Sights Along Avon River...

Here we can see The Weir & also we can see The Grand Parade where you can see all those people looking over The River Avon...Normally, people would be on The Grand Parade to take photos of The Pulteney Bridge & The Weir !
It's good that I managed to capture the structures underneath The Grand Parade...

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coceng
Oct 07, 2004

Walking along the River

We came down the steps from Pulteney Bridge and had a nice walk along the river to North Parade Bridge. You can get some great views of Bath and local wildlife.
During the summer you can take boat trips or just laze by the river side. The Rugby ground is also by the riverside and so it may be quite busy on match days.

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Balam
Mar 02, 2010

Avon River

Avon means "river" in Welsh so "River Avon" literally means "River River".

Because there are other River Avons in England the river through Bath is also known as the Lower Avon or Bristol Avon.

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robertgaz
Sep 25, 2006

Parade Gardens...

Bath is hemmed by seven hills...It is a gorgeous town !
Throughout The Middle Ages, Bath was served as an ecclesiastical centre & also a wool-trading town.
After checking-in, I went out on my own & the first photo that I took after checking in at The Backpacker's Inn was The Parade Gardens...
This beautiful garden is situated just next to Avon River.

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coceng
Oct 04, 2004
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"A Visit to Jane Austen's Town"
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"Baaaaarth, Darling !"
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"An afternoon in Bath"
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"Home to Britain's only Hot Springs"
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The Sights Along Avon River...

Guess I wanted to be near to The Weir, hence snapping another photo ! The weir is built so that the flows of the water can be controlled.
The Weir in Bath was added much later, in 1972...CONTINUED WITH MY PHOTOS AROUND BATH ! [Please click]

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coceng
Oct 07, 2004

The Sights Along Avon River...

Now, I shall present the photos that I took along Avon River...
Crossing The Pulteney Bridge, I could sneek my way into The Avon River.
Saw these swans & their ducklings just taking rest by the river...

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coceng
Oct 07, 2004

Avon River

It was raining when I got there, so didn't really get a chance to have a good look at the river.
It was also a pity that I didn't get to take a gondola along the river due to the rain, so if you can....lucky you....

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Swwaattcchh
Sep 16, 2006

River Avon

'Avon' is actually a Celtic word meaning 'river'. So, what we have here is a river river. This is just downstream from the Pulteney Bridge. I believe that's a hotel that's prominently standing above all other buildings.

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iandsmith
Aug 26, 2002

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