Wednesday, 11 November 2020

Out and About - The City of Bath - Pulteney Bridge


Pulteney Bridge is one of only four in the world where you will find shops built on it. The City of Bath is a World Heritage Site and has some wonderful buildings, including the Roman Baths.

I had to go to Bath, even though in Lockdown due to Covid-19 as my daughter had to register our newborn grandson. With only one allowed in to register, I took a few minutes to walk in the area of the Register Office and right on the doorstep is Pulteney Bridge.

Pulteney Bridge, designed by Robert Adam in the Palladian style, was opened in 1770. It spans the River Avon and is next to the Pulteney Weir, which when in full flow can generate quite some noise! Join me in this walk as we cross the bridge in both directions and admire the architecture. We also take a glimpse at Bath Abbey.


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The bridge is named after Frances Pulteney, wife of William Johnstone Pulteney. The bridge was originally a toll bridge and boundary between parishes, built on the condition that fresh water could be piped across it from the hills to the townhouses.

The City of Bath is packed with fine architecture, particularly Georgian and has many museums and parks well-worthy of a visit. I will bring you more live videos from Bath in the near future, so please do click on the Persicope and Twitter links to follow me. 

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