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In Bath, Somerset the Celts discovered fissures in the ground at Bath, Somerset ejecting hot water. Here hot water rises at the rate of 1,170,000 litres per day.
The City of Bath in Somerset has been hosting visitors since around AD 60, when the Romans started building a temple complex and discovered healing hot waters emanating from a nearby spring. The town was named Aquae Sulis, in honour of the Roman goddess Minerva and the Celtic goddess Sulis, an early attempt at reconciliation between the old and new gods.
After the West Somerset Railway plc (WSR) was forced to suspend operations and shut down on 17 March – before the 2020 running season even got underway planned for Saturday 21 March – an urgent appeal was launched on the company’s website for desperately-needed funds to help the 22-mile line heritage line get through the Coronavirus crisis.
Stand somewhere in the middle — on top of Glastonbury Tor, say — and you’ll see the rim of the bowl represented by the rival ranges of hills that ring the flatlands and wetlands of the Levels. There’s a bit broken out of the rim, which is where the sea used to get in to flood the Levels in olden times. No two groups of hills are the same; each has its own characteristics and its own charm waiting to beguile you.
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The Dawn of Man Cheddar Man in Somerset
If you’re stuck at home and looking for something to lift your spirits, The Bishop’s Palace in Wells has got just the thing to cheer you up.
Their extremely popular Swan Cam has just gone live. With infra-red capability, the Swan Cam runs 24 hours a day and is trained on the nest made by Grace and Gabriel, the Palace Swans.
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