Bath’s Natural Hot Springs
Nearly 2,000 years ago, a Roman military road was built through what is now southern England. Even in the first century A.D., the Romans recognized that there was something special about this area. After discovering the natural thermal springs, they erected a temple and a surrounding town, Aquae Sulis, that would later become modern-day Bath.
Touring the Roman baths is on the top of most first-time visitors’ lists, which means the attraction gets crowded on weekends and holidays. Head there first thing in the morning for the best experience. We also recommend joining one of the complimentary tours to get a true sense of what life was like during the era when Romans controlled Bath and the surrounding countryside.
To experience the natural hot springs in a more modern setting, schedule a treatment at Thermae Bath Spa. The only natural thermal spa in the country, this modern-day spa uses the warm, mineral-rich water from two of the three hot springs underneath the city. Before or after your treatment, soak in the spa’s lazy river and whirlpool, or relax in the open-air rooftop pool while taking in views of the city and the hills that surround it.