In my last post I showed you Pulteney Bridge which has the shops built into it so today we walked over that bridge to have a closer look at the shops. Too early on a Sunday morning for them to be open though. We did peer in through the windows and noticed how tiny they looked inside.
These photos are taken from a terrace completed in 1897 when the Roman Baths opened to the public. The bath was used regularly for bathing until 1939
This is the view of the main pool from ground level.
The hot water in the Spring rises at a rate of 1,170,000 litres each day at 46 C. It bubbles up into the King's Bath which was built in the 12th C and named after Henry I. Beneath the King's Bath is a reservoir built by Roman engineers who used the water to supply the baths. During the Roman period this was a sacred spring and was enclosed by a temple.
We walked back to the hotel on the banks of the River Avon.
Around the UK bucket list and I wasn't disappointed. The thermal waters in the Spa are from the same source as those used by the Romans.
There are five floors altogether with a rooftop pool, four large aromatherapy steam rooms, treatment rooms and a pool in the basement which has a 'lazy river' that gently moves you around the pool.
We had booked a session at sunset so we could see the sun going down over Bath from the rooftop pool. We spent two hours enjoying the glorious warm water and steam rooms before finishing off with a meal in the restaurant. Our session ended all too soon but I am sure I will return to Bath in the not so distant future to 'take the waters' once again.
No cameras are allowed so these photos are from the website of Thermae Bath Spa