ADD TO LISTBath has some great museums, shopping, and monuments to offer travelers visiting the United Kingdom. It's really worth staying over in Bath for at least a few days if you're traveling through the United Kingdom's England region. Bath is one of the United Kingdom's more popular travel destinations, and travelers usually go there to see the Roman Baths and Jane Austen Centre. There's a lot more to check out in Bath, so be sure to look around the Bath travel guide for more great things to see and do.
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Take the Bath comedy tour, you'll laughs your teeths out! (walking tour with hilarious guide at early dusk)
Although the foundations of the Roman Baths were rediscovered in 1755, the pillars and porticoes we see today were created by the Victorians. The ancient-style busts of Roman emperors and statemen that line the upper promenade are less than 150 years old. Full details of the reconstruction are related in the audio tour that comes with the price of admission. Below the lead-lined pool seen here in the picture, lies one of the original hot springs. It is visible from one of the subterranean chambers that constitute the Roman ruins. The network of baths and steam rooms that grew up around the mineral springs is demonstrated by amazing video re-creations. In Roman times pilgrims tossed tiny prayer-inscribed plaques into the waters, invoking Minerva's favor. Modern visitors have filled several of the pools with coins and paper bills - invoking the powers of ---what? -- the gods of prosperity perhaps. Next to these Roman ruins 18th century builders created the Pump Room. This was where fashionable society came to 'take the waters'. The Roman Baths are the trademark of Bath city. The bathing establishment with its Temple and Baths flourished between the 1st and 5th century A.C. The remains are in a very good condition. The site includes statues and a collection of coins, jewellery and a unique bronze head of the goddess Sulis Minerva. On the street level, the 18th century Pump Room is ideal for tea, coffee or lunch and a taste of the waters. An adult ticket is £9.50, and I thought it was worth every penny. I'd recommend you allow a good couple of hours for your visit to really make the most of it. And if the weather is wet, it's a good place to go because it's all undercover (great if it's a cold day too, because you see the steam rising up off the water - very mystical!)
The Roman BathsYes, it's a bit of a tourist trap, but I think it's also a must do during a trip to Bath. It's what the city is named after, anyway. I don't remember the price, but it's interesting. We took a self-guided tour and were able to take as long as we wanted to explore the ancient Roman Baths. I would do it again. The tour ends in a ritzy restaurant. We didn't eat there but I had to try the water. There is an old fountain (see the picture) where the water from the ancient spring is pumped to. You can have a glass (for an additional charge, of course). I had to taste it. Who knew when I would be back? It's warm and tastes like minerals. Nothing to write home about but an experience nonetheless.
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