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Stones and Baths

Great Bedwyn, Avebury, Bath

We collected our rental car from Heathrow last evening, having farewelled Tom on his homeward journey. An hour later we arrived at our lovely B&B in the village of Great Bedwyn, near Marlborough. Our hosts welcomed us with tea and cake, they were a very nice couple and we chatted for quite a while before falling into a wonderfully comfortable bed.
Today we visited Avebury, where you can wander around the stone circles that have a village right in amongst them. The henge is huge and although many of the stones were buried or destroyed, it is still very atmospheric. Many of the village houses and walls are made of stone from the original circles.
Then on to Bath, what a beautiful city! It was very busy but we managed to get a car park and walked into the town centre. We toured the remains of the Roman Baths which was fascinating.
Now we are in Devon. Our accomodation is very rural, an old cottage in a village called Pennymoor - the nearest town is Tiverton but it is quite a long way from there! Lovely view of the Devon countryside and sheep grazing in the fields from our upstairs lounge window and so quiet and relaxing after the big cities of London and Paris! We had a very good dinner in the pub 2 doors down, a really authentic old English pub dating from the 1600s.

Our B&B in Great Bedwyn, near Marlborough, Wiltshire - best sleep of the trip so far!

Our B&B in Great Bedwyn, near Marlborough, Wiltshire - best sleep of the trip so far!

Avebury stone circles, henge and village

Avebury stone circles, henge and village

Doug at Avebury

Doug at Avebury

Avebury Manor

Avebury Manor

Bath

Bath

Roman Baths

Roman Baths

Pene at Roman Baths

Pene at Roman Baths

Posted by prosie 14:02 Archived in England

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