Bath Day Trip Overview, with Castle Combe and Lacock
Bath day trip from Chippenham station, including Lacock and Castle Combe
Tour Bath, a city filled with Roman architecture and thermal waters
Visit the tranquil village of Castle Combe
See Lacock, one of England’s most beautiful villages
Rural England holds many wonders which you can discover on this excellent Bath day trip, with Castle Combe and Lacock from Chippenham Station. Travel comfortably in an air-conditioned private car while visiting the roman ruins in Bath, exploring Castle Combe. Lastly enjoy a nice afternoon in the atmospheric village of Lacock.
What to Expect: Bath
After being picked up from the Chippenham train station meeting point, travel by comfortable private car to your first stop:
Bath, Somerset is a city with history, culture and things to do! It contains wondrous examples of Roman architecture in southern England; the temple of the godess Sulis and the roman bath, which now serves as a museum for the preservation of the thermae, displaying Roman and Celtic artifacts discovered at the site. At present you cant’t bathe in the former Roman Baths, but if you bring your bathing suit, you can plunge into the hot waters at the modern Thermae Bath Spa, just around the building. With 43 minerals, 275,000 gallons of water, always at 46.5 degrees C, coming from a depth of 10,000 feet, it’s easy to see the appeal in such a bath.
The name of the city itself is tied to its history of being it being a spa town and being built over hot springs. The Celts built the first shrine in the place where the baths now stand, to honour the local goddess of the springs: Sulis. This is how the city received its name, the Romans naming it Aquae Sulis, meaning “the waters of Sulis”, who recognised her as the Roman goddess Minerva. The name changed over the years, with the names relating to it being a place of baths.
One of the best spectacle for couples in Bath is the Pulteney Bride. The romantic bridge connects Bath and the town of Bathwick over the river Avon. The bridge was constructed in 1774 by Robert Adam who drew influence from the renaissance Palladian architecture of Ponte Vecchio and Rialto bridges in Florence and Venice.
Bath Abbey is a stunning architectural wonder. The Gothic cathedral’s foundation took place in 1499, and still amazes people in the modern age for its fan vaulting in the nave ceiling; come marvel at this vision to behold. The cathedral was brought to existence after Bishop Oliver King had a vision of angels going to and from Heaven with the use of ladders, and these very angels can be seen carved in stone along the side of the west front.
What to Expect: Castle Combe
After Bath, you’ll go to Castle Combe which is said to be the most beautiful rustic village in Southern England, perhaps in all of Britain! It’s certainly true that a lot of movies and series have used it as a filming location; among these are The Wolfman, Dr. Doolittle, Stardust, and Steven Spielberg’s Warhorse!
The ‘prettiest village in England’, with the house being built out of Cotswold stone, Castle Combe is a quintessential English village, playing host to dense history. Come visit this little town, and where time has stood still. Words do this place no justice: the centuries old stone houses lined up besides each other with the occasional thatched roof will warm your heart over. In the spring it is especially beautiful with the blossoming flowers surrounded by the silent days of old, the babbling river passing through the village and vividly green trees at the edge of the stone work. If you feel at home with old villages, or if you enjoy seeing quaint curiosities then you can’t leave this place out of your Tour!
What to Expect: Lacock Village
After Castle Combe, your next destination is going to be Lacock. The village is revered for its medieval half-timbered houses. The village is also a well-known filming location for British movies and TV series: Come see where parts of the Harry Potter series, Downtown Abbey, and Pride and Prejudice were filmed. Your next stop should be St. Cyriac’s Church, built in the 14th century and designated as a Grade 1 building; the ranking given to buildings of remarkable interest! The Lacock Abbey and grounds will surely make you gasp at its beauty, and marvel at the famous sights. It’s sure to captivate you as well. St. Cyriac’s grounds also include a tithe barn that has been there since the foundation of this church; it’s a well-maintained stone and timber barn in excellent condition. If medieval architecture is something you adore then you must visit Lacock!
Your tour ends with as it began: at Chippenham Train Station, after a relaxing ride in the comfort of your private car in the English countryside.
Bath day trip also including Castle Combe and Lacock village. Book your private tour today at Comfort Taxi Tours!
Chippenham Train Station, in Short Stay car park
Concludes at Chippenham Train Station at approximately 4:30 pm
ComfortTaxi Tours Telephone: +447951795696 E-mail: email@example.com