Ancient & Roman Britain - The Beauty of The Bath
Cradled near Cotswolds in Southwest England is the heavenly city of Bath, known for its flawless Georgian architecture.
Indeed, its World Heritage City distinction is something that’s truly worth it for a place with unspoiled beauty and elegance. However, there’s so much more to this popular landmark than what meets the eye.
Bath’s rich history dates back when the city was discovered by the Celts and was later on fancied by the Romans due to its natural hot mineral springs. According to legend, when Prince Bladud caught leprosy and was forced to look after pigs, he discovered that the ancient Roman Bath has healing powers. After noticing that the pigs’ skin diseases were cured when they wallowed in the hot mud, he followed their example and was miraculously cured from his sickness. Since then, many people believed that these springs can fix any sickness known to man, the main reason why many people have flocked over the waters to drink and to take a dip into the restorative spa waters for centuries.
Aside from the popular healing water, the Roman Baths also serves as a social place during the ancient times. The Grand Pump Room where you’ll get a glimpse of the King’s Spring was once the ultimate “see and be seen” rendezvous of the upper echelons of the society.
The neo-classical interior of the Pump Room makes the place all the more elite. It also features mineral-rich-drinking water coming from the fountain which is served warm, just like the water in the springs. The taste may have a little tinge of iron, but it definitely makes the overall experience of Bath complete.
Today, the Grand Pump Room still has the same Georgian-style treat where you can get all classy sipping tea under the charming crystal chandeliers and Thomas Tompion’s 1709 clock where visitors will be serenaded with a violin, piano, and cello trio live performance.
Roman Bath still remains one of the most visited landmarks in the English capital and the Roman Baths museum is one of the top 10 main attractions in london. With the Roman Bath Tour, any visitor who wishes to relieve the good old classical times will surely enjoy the magnificent adventure.
It is without a doubt that the Stonehenge and Bath Tour will enthrall any tourist who wishes to experience the charm and magnificence of the most notable scenic spots in the city of London. Be captivated with the history and magic that lay within Bath- a venture truly worth experiencing.
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