Day 12 – Bath, the Roman Baths and Stonehenge
Today, our animated ISCA students departed on a rather wet yet adventurous trip to the wonderfully picturesque town of Bath and continued on to experience the mystery of the prehistoric Stonehenge. Upon entering Bath, we were struck by the splendour of the Georgian architecture which encompassed the town centre. The warmth of the sandstone-shaded walls welcomed us on this cloudy day. We started off with a tour of the Roman Baths, a magnificent ancient complex which educated us on the public bathing and recreation customs of the time. Our students followed a fascinating audio guide through the antique structure and learnt of its origins in the interactive museum. The time-worn foundations of the well-preserved Baths carry a long history dating from AD 60-70 – after the discovery of the hot water spring, upon which the town was built. Almost two thousand years later, we were able to take plenty of artsy snaps (all with our smartphones, of course, who would’ve thought?) of this outstanding construction! After the tour, we all enjoyed a little bit of independent free time and, accompanied by the English drizzle, explored the historic town with our friends!