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A coach trip to the Roman City of Bath, and the medieval village of Lacock Sunday 2 April 2017

Please note: entrances to important or historical sites are optional extras and are especially discounted for abceda groups.

Meet 07:45 Shortlands, off Hammersmith Road W6.

Depart at 7:50 precisely. Back in London about 20:00.

Bath is a World Heritage Site and one of the most beautiful cities in Britain and was founded by the Romans when they discovered natural hot water springs. These consisted of near-boiling water bubbling from deep inside the earth. They called it Aquae Sulis and dedicated it to the Goddess Minerva.

The Georgians recreated the city in the 18th century without being aware that the Roman Baths were underneath their city - these were only discovered at the end of last century when some buildings collapsed in the centre of Bath. They found the Roman Baths in almost perfect condition.

During the Georgian period Bath was, for that period, like a Las Vegas!
Rich and influential people came from all over Britain and the Empire to 'do the season', 'take the waters' and live it up. Jane Austin resided in Bath during this exciting time, and based her novels on the daily sights and scandals going on around her. See the Pump Room.
The British portrait painter, Gainsborough, made his fortune painting the rich and famous. He had arrived in Bath as a penniless painter. Soon he was charging 500 guineas per portrait!

Lacock a picturesque medieval village with famous Abbey (where scenes from Harry Potter films were shot.)

Ticket £19. Any group of 5 or more persons who book together pay £17 each. Click to Book Tickets Bath Gallery