The Roman bathing establishment with its magnificent Temple and Baths flourished in Aquae Sulis between the first and fifth centuries AD. It was built around the natural hot spring which rises at 46ºC. The remains are remarkably complete and among the finest in Europe. New displays, costumed characters every day, free personal audio guides in eight languages, children’s audio tour and commentary by Bill Bryson included in admission price.
To complete your day, taste the Spa water and enjoy coffee, lunch or tea in the 18th century Pump Room. The new Roman Baths Kitchen in Abbey Church Yard is also open for breakfast, light lunches and dinner. Avoid the crowds and enjoy the romantic ambience of the torchlit Great Bath on summer evenings – the site is open until 22:00 in July and August (last entry 21:00).