The magnificent sandstone coloured buildings of Bath attract visitors from all over the world. It is such an elegant city and has many interesting places to visit. The most important are the Roman baths and Bath Abbey. The Roman Baths are the best-preserved ancient baths and temple complex in northern Europe. As well as the remains of the Temple of Sulis Minerva, Goddess of the thermal spring, there is the bath-house to explore and many fascinating Roman artefacts within the museum. It is child-friendly for those visiting with children since there are trails for children to follow, should they so wish. Bath Abbey is where our first king of England, Edgar was crowned in 973AD. The West Front is spectacular with carvings of angels ascending and descending from heaven and inside the Gothic architecture is marvellous. You can climb the steps of the tower for breathtaking views over this World Heritage city. No doubt you will wish to see the Circus and the Royal Crescent which both represent the epitome of fine Georgian architecture in the 18th century. You will learn about the residents of renown of these two streets and how their lives were caught up in the huge social season for which Bath became famous. Jane Austen was the English author who wrote extensively of this social season in her celebrated novels and it is possible to visit the Jane Austen Centre in Gay Street. Other sights of great interest are the Pump Room and the Assembly Rooms.

Assembly Rooms – ©