Located in the heart of southwest England, Bath is an incredible city with historical significance. It is considered the original wellness center in England. The Roman Empire recognized the importance of the area and the benefits of the natural hot springs that call the area home. From the Roman Empire through the Middle Ages until King George I, II, and III developed the city into the stunning destination of art, culture, and wellbeing that it is today. When you visit the city now, there are plenty of places to explore, discover and even unwind.
Roman Baths & Remains
The Romans place an incredible amount of religious importance on the spas of the ancient world. They would come to the baths to worship the goddess Sulis Minerva. Then they would bathe in the waters of the natural thermal springs to rejuvenate their bodies. Those thermal springs are still active with hot water today, and you can visit those same baths. There are even baths and spas that have the original Roman pavement.
Further down, you can explore the Temple of Sulis Minerva, the goddess of the baths. Outside of the relaxation, there is a museum located next to the spa complex. There is a collection of Roman artifacts, including a bronze head of the Goddess Sulis Minerva.
Jane Austen Center
One of the most incredible destinations where you can travel back in time to the time of Jane Austen. The Jane Austen Center focuses on the life and works of this famous author. The exhibits come to life with actors in period costumes and decorations that bring visitors into an aspect of her life that could be hard to connect. In addition to the everyday exhibits, there are other festivals that the center hosts, the main one being the Jane Austen Festival. This center is not only informative, but it aims to entertain visitors. On a trip to Bath, UK, is a destination that should not be missed, even if you aren't a bookworm obsessed with Jane Austen novels.
Culture & Wellness
The culture of Bath is focused on health and well-being and, more recently, foodie destinations. One of the most incredible places in Bath is the Farmer's Market. It has been a staple of Bath since 1997 and runs every Saturday morning. You can find an endless amount of local goods with freshly baked pies, sweets, bread, and even meats, all from within 40 miles of the city. If you are looking for other specialties from Bath, look no further than the Sally Lunn Bun. It was a light and airy bun popular with breakfasts and afternoon teas. The best place to find it is Sally Lunn's Historic Eating House. There is a three-floor restaurant over a kitchen museum with endless local favorites, and it is a must-eat destination when visiting Bath.
There is so much to do and enjoy in Bath that it is worth a visit when you explore the entire countryside. If you are still unsure of what to do or which spas you'd love to go to, schedule an online consultation with me to learn more about what is in store for your ideal trip.