The Roman Baths and Pump Room have been bringing health and well-being to Bath since Roman times. The pool itself is Britain’s only natural hot spring. There are audio-guides available in 8 languages to help you make the most of this unique attraction.You can try a glass of spa water in The Pump Room. If you prefer a more conventional beverage you’ll also find coffees and teas in this fashionable Georgian meeting place. Suitably refreshed, you’ll be set to explore the various fascinating features of this attraction, including The King’s Bath and The Temple of Sulis Minerva, where the Sacred Spring rises.
While the current building of Bath Abbey dates from 1499, it’s built over earlier Christian churches that date back over a thousand years. Impressive as that may be, the story of Christianity in Bath dates back even further.
Friendly family pub with canal side beer garden and restaurant. Hearty Sunday lunches.
Bath’s internationally acclaimed Museum of Costume is now re-branded as The Fashion Museum. With contemporary selections including the work of designers like Alexander McQueen, Mary Quant, Giorgio Armani and John Galliano the new name reflects the fact that the museum details costume and fashion from the late 16th Century right up to the present day.
The first letter sent with a stamp was sent from Bath. The Bath Postal Museum illustrates how Bath influenced and developed the 18th Century Postal System. It’s not just the story of the Penny Post that’s on offer though – you can find out about written communication across the ages.