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Day 8

Plymouth to Cardiff

large_SAM_0507.jpgOur weather was fine (again) and in the low 20s.
We set off around 9am and headed for Bath. Traffic was heavy but moving reasonably well. We were able to do the legal limit (70 miles per hour) for significant portions of the trip. When we left the M5 we encountered narrow (and in some cases single lane) roads.
Upon arrival in Bath we drove around a short while and quickly realised we didn’t know where to start to find the attractions. We found a car park and a helpful person pointed out the nearest hop on hop off bus stop. We boarded the bus and travelled most of the circuit. We got a few good snaps as the bus travelled around. We got off at the nearest point to the Roman bath house and Bath Abbey. We found an outdoor café just metres from and overlooking the Roman Baths.
After lunch we paid the admission and entered the Roman Bath house. They give you a portable device that tells you about the various displays. Each display has a number. You key in the number and it tells you all about it. There was enough remaining to make it an impressive sight and the audio commentary allowed you to get the most out of it.
We spent around 2 hours in there then headed back to the car to continue our journey to Cardiff. We encountered heavy traffic on the motorway for long periods. The trip should have taken around an hour but it took over 2 hours.
It took 3 attempts at the Novotel to get the room we ordered but we got there in the finish and ended up with bonus free internet & movies. More tomorrow :-).

Posted by IanDarleneUK 14:20

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