I promise this is the last of the Bath content but it was one more trip that I think deserved its own moment. Blame the Tourism student in me.
The evening of our last night in Bath we decided to take a trip to the Roman Baths. After a little research we found out that during the evenings of the summer months they light up the baths by little fire torches. (which in their own rights are the prettiest thing).
I recommend giving yourself a couple of hours to explore and take everything in. The audio tour is full of a lot of information so I am sure you will want to pause and take it all in.
We also did not take many photos because we were to engrossed in the history that surrounded us.
Here once stood the site of one of the ‘great religious spas’ of the world and although you cannot see it in its full glory, you are certainly left with some idea of how spectacular they would have been. Those who lived in Roman Britain would have visited the spa to worship the goddess Sulis Minerva. (There is a really cool projection all about the tributes to her in the artwork).
They would bathe in the water of the natural thermal springs which I can confirm are still bloody warm and producing hot water to this day.
The Museum Collection:
Throughout the baths you have the opportunity to explore and learn all about the Roman artifacts that are present within the collection, including the bronze head of the Goddess Sulis Minerva. I can confirm it is so beautiful and ridiculously impressive.
There was so much information to take in on the audio tour but I was really impressed that they also had an interactive kids version which explained everything just as well but just made it seem you like you are watching a horrible histories episode.
So technically in the photo above we are stood on what would have been the roof but with today’s buildings it’s the equivalent of being at road level… its kinda crazy.
The baths were seriously impressive and I think it took us longer than expected to get round it all but it did not really feel that long. There was a lot to take in but there was no doubt in the beauty of the buildings and the baths themselves.
Have you visited the baths? What did you think?