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Day Trip to Bath via Castle Coombe (traditional English village)
Sun 4 December 2016, 08:30 – 21:00 GMT
The next day trip is to Bath via Castle Coombe on Sunday December 4th. This is always a popular trip so if you are interested make sure to buy your tickets before it gets sold out. All the paymennt details are below.
Castle Combe has been called 'The Prettiest Village in England' and with good reason; visitors have been coming to enjoy its charms for at least a century and the small street leading from the Market Cross down to the By Brook is as picturesque today as it ever was.
Castle Combe’s history goes back much further than this though. The site of the castle is above today’s village, but little other than earthworks now mark its one time presence. Originally it was a British hill fort which became occupied by the Romans due to its proximity to The Fosse Way. After the Romans, came the Normans, who built the fort up into a Castle.
By the Middle Ages the village in the valley had become an important centre for the wool industry. The spinsters and weavers lived in the cottages (hence names such as "Weaver’s House") and the river, still known as By Brook, provided the power to run the mills.
In more recent times the village has played host to many filming activities, the most famous of these being ‘Doctor Doolittle’ filmed in and around the village in 1966. More recently the village has had a major role in 'War Horse', 'Stardust','The Wolf Man' and an advert for Solvil et Titus.
The city became a spa with the Latin name Aquae Sulis ("the waters of Sulis") c. AD 60 when the Romans built baths and a temple in the valley of the River Avon, although hot springs were known even before then. Bath Abbey was founded in the 7th century and became a religious centre; the building was rebuilt in the 12th and 16th centuries. In the 17th century, claims were made for the curative properties of water from the springs, and Bath became popular as a spa town in the Georgian era. Georgian architecture, crafted from Bath stone, includes the Royal Crescent, Circus, Pump Room and Assembly Rooms where Beau Nash presided over the city's social life from 1705 until his death in 1761. Many of the streets and squares were laid out by John Wood, the Elder, and in the 18th century the city became fashionable and the population grew. Jane Austen lived in Bath in the early 19th century. Further building was undertaken in the 19th century and following the Bath Blitz in World War II.
We will depart from Dorsett Hotel, Shepherds Bush Green, Shepherds Bush, W12 8QE, the coach will leave on time so PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY.
The cost of the day trip includes the return journey from London to Bath and Insurance. I will also get some information and an itinerary sorted out few days before. This will be a private executive coach.
This will be limited to 50 people maximum so hurry and get your tickets to avoid any disappointments. Payment hadsto be befoe the event.
***No refunds will be given unless the event is canceled***
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask me either on here or on 07518 773 796 (whats app only) or on 0777 857 2684 (call/sms only). Whats app is better.
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