Welcome to the West Country
Chartered Wealth Solutions clients, Norma and Rhys Rolfe, have had a respite from travel for some weeks – looking after their son and daughter-in-law’s home in the UK (together with cats and chickens). But, now, the travel bug is biting again and we are fortunate to journey along with them again … this time to the West Country. The counties include Wilshire, Somerset, Devon and Dorset … so familiar to readers of writers such as Jane Austen and Thomas Hardy.
Bath, an old Roman town, has been given UNESCO status, the only city to have achieved this honour. The natural thermal water flowing out of three springs beneath the city produces a million litres of hot mineral rich water each day as it did when the Romans and Celts found it over 2000 years ago.
Pulteney Bridge was built in 1769 across the Avon River and designed by Robert Adam, with echoes of the Rialto Bridge in Venice. All the old buildings were built with Bath stone quarried just outside the city.
The picture of the Kings Circus built in 1754 is a quarter of the circle. It is quite magnificent as are all the other crescents and building.
The magnificent Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol designed by Isambard Brunel and completed in 1864. It is over 200 meters long, and is 75 meters above the Avon Gorge, a beautiful sight.
We move on to Wells and the Cheddar Gorge. We do hope this finds you all well.