18 August 2011

Bath, Oxford and Banbury {British Adventure}

Following our travels through Wales, we found ourselves in Bath, in the Somerset region of England. Bath was first established as a spa (due to its natural springs) by the Romans almost 2,000 years ago. After a few phone calls, we found a very centrally located B&B called Elgin Villa, which allowed us to enjoy walks around town without having to worry about parking...

Bath Cathedral


We couldn't leave without indulging on some fish and chips from Seafoods... Boy, was it ever so worth the extra calories!!! My mouth still waters, just thinking about it!

We left Bath and made a stop in Oxford, home of the oldest university in the English-speaking world. Twenty five years ago I spent 3 months in Cambridge perfecting my English, and absolutely loved every minute of it! I expected Oxford to have the same feeling, and, while the majesty and age of the buildings is still quite impressive, it didn't feel as "cosy" as Cambridge... Nevertheless, we enjoyed our visit tremendously!

Bridge of Sighs, modeled after the famous Venetian bridge...

Radcliffe Camera

Christ Church Cathedral

(couldn't help taking a picture, how sweet!!)

While we didn't ride a cock horse to Banbury Cross, we found ourselves spending the night at a sweet B&B in Banbury, as we were making our way up to the Cotswolds...

Easington House in Banbury

The original Banbury Cross was destroyed by Puritans in the beginning of the 17th century, and it wasn't until 1859 that the current Banbury Cross was erected.

Our next stop will be the stunning Cotswolds; it is, by far, one of my favorite parts of the world!


  1. Wow it looks like you had an amazing trip. I really love all your fabulous pictures. Thanks so much for sharing!


  2. I love Bath, and have happy memories of Oxford from visits as a student (we were at less-ancient neighbouring Reading Universtiy). And the Cotswolds to come... I am really enjoying coming with you on this visit! Thanks for these posts.

  3. What great photos. Cute little girl.

  4. I am so enjoying all your photos of England. Thanks! I want to go there so badly!!


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