Bath and Stonehenge

Bath is a city in England, the seat of the bishop and the main city of the county of Somerset, on the Avon River.

Since antiquity, it is famous for its healing springs as a balneological resort. Monuments of classicism era are inscribed on the World Heritage List.

The church of the Bath Abbey, built in 1495-1582 in the Gothic style, with a high (52 m) tower, belongs to the largest buildings of medieval England.

Bath Abbey of Saints Peter and Paul is an Anglican Church and former Benedictine monastery in Bath (Somerset).

Sally Lunn buns are a variant of traditional English yeast baked goods. They were invented in southwestern England. The recipe for these rolls was invented in Bath when a Huguenot named Solange (Solly) Lyon immigrated there in 1680. She began to work in a Bath’s bakery.

This bakery is now known as Sally Lann House. You can go there and try or buy buns made according to a traditional recipe.

Palteney Bridge is a three-arch bridge over Avon in the English city of Bath.

The bridge was built in 1769-1773 according to the design of Robert Adam from the Bath’s stone.

Palteney Bridge

 Founded by the Romans as a thermal spa, Bath became an important center of the wool industry in the Middle Ages. In the 18th century, under George the Third, it developed into an elegant town with neoclassical Palladian buildings, which blend harmoniously with the Roman baths.

Stonehenge is one of the world’s most famous monuments. It stands on Salisbury Plain, in Wiltshire, and its giant stones can be seen from miles around.

Stonehenge was built over many hundreds of years. Work began in the late Neolithic Age, around 3000 BC. Over the next thousand years, people made many changes to the monument.

The last changes were made in the early Bronze Age, around 1500 BC.We may never know exactly why Stonehenge was built, but people probably gathered there for religious ceremonies. 

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