Castle Combe, Arlington Row and Roman Baths……a rather busy day!
Following on from my visit to the incredible Salisbury Cathedral, I ventured over to the Westbury White Horse. Thirteen horses were carved into Wiltshire’s chalky hills although not all can be seen as clearly as others but the one in Wesbury is meant to be the clearest. There were several people paragliding over the horse which must have provided the most spectacular view!
I then continued to Castle Combe in the Cotswolds. My pictures don’t do it justice but it’s regularly listed as one of England’s prettiest villages and is often used in TV programmes and films. Definitely worth a visit. Just outside of Castle Combe, I went through TiddleyWink……a hamlet of about 4 houses which made me chuckle! I also visited Bilbury where you can find Arlington Row that dates back to 1380. You’ll find a picture of it inside your passport and you might even recognise it from Bridget Jones’ Diary.
And then off to the Roman Baths. Wow! It’s somewhere I’d wanted to visit for some time and in the summer months, its opening hours are extended to 10pm. One of the employees was dressed up as a Roman and when I asked if I could take his photo, I could tell that I probably wasn’t the first person to have asked him that day! Bath is a great city …..lively but great! Definitely somewhere to go back to another time.
So, a few things ticked off my ’50 things to do before I turn 50′ list which I’ll update on here in just a moment.