London day trips: Bath
An hour and 20 minutes from London, Bath is the ultimate destination for those interested in Roman history—but it has plenty more besides, from boutique shopping to distinctive wine bars.

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A Climb Worth 212 Steps

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Wherever you are in Europe, you're never far from a cathedral with hundreds of steps leading to a church tower boasting sweeping views of whatever city or town lies beneath. Bath Abbey is one of those cathedrals, but its 212 stairs are worth every step. The view from Bath Abbey's tower roof is among the most picturesque in Europe and offers a unique glimpse at this charming English city. The journey includes a stop in Bath Abbey's bell chamber, a walk across the Abbey's famous vaulted ceiling, and a few minutes to rest behind its clock.

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by Meena Thiruvengadam
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