Roman BathsThe city of Bath's premier tourist attraction, the Roman Baths were to key to city's incorporation in UNESCO's World Heritage Sites. The core to this site is its Sacred Spring. A site of worship before the Romans ever set foot upon Britain, the spring releases an amazing 1,170,000 litres of water naturally heated to 460C.
The original buildings which once stood here were built to impress and included a temple unusually constructed in Classical style, temple courtyard, a series of bath rooms, a laconium or sauna and the King's Bath. Strangely enough, these all lay hidden for centuries and were only rediscovered in the late 19th century.
Your tour of the Roman Baths starts on the terrace from where you'll be able look down on the Great Bath. This historical architectural masterpiece is lined with 45 lead sheets and once stood in a huge barrel-vaulted hall. Filled with hot water from the Bath spring, bathing here was both therapeutic and comfortable with benches and tables surrounding the bath for drinks and refreshment.
The Great Bath is only a fraction of the Roman Baths site. You'll also be able to see the Sacred Spring, East Bath, West Bath and recovered artefacts the Roman Baths museum.
Address: Roman Baths, Pump Room, Stall Street
Postcode: BA1 1LZ
Open daily. November to February from 9.30 with last admission at 16.30. March to June open from 9.00 with last admission at 17.00. July and August opens at 9.000 with last admission at 21.00. September and October open from 9.00 with last admission at 17.00.