First stop was a visit to the Roman Baths and Temple and we spent a couple of hours learning about the site rediscovered in 1880. Part of the site, above floor level, has been reconstructed.
Hypocaust for underfloor heating of Roman buildings consisting of pillars called pilae stacks made of tiles and concrete under the floor. Warm air flowed through the gaps to heat the floor.
Remains from the Temple wall are on display.
Part of a ceramic floor found on the site
Today the building is a restaurant though the waters can still be tasted there.
The Jane Austen Centre was the next stop providing an interesting insight into the life of this nineteenth century author and the two books she set in Bath, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion.
We then went to the Assembly Rooms but decided not to visit as only two of the smaller rooms were open to the public due to the ballroom being used as part of a fashion exhibition. We could view the room if we were prepared to pay four times the general admittance charge even though we did not want to view the fashion exhibition.
Building of Bath Collection for an introduction to the architecture and construction of the current city in the eighteenth century.
In the afternoon we went for a walk by the Avon River,