Take the Plunge into History
Nestled at the southern tip of the Cotswolds, Bath is a Regency masterpiece. A city hewed in buttery stone, there is no mistaking the history of this fashionable destination. Look back beyond the era of Jane Austen 200 years ago to discover a much older Roman core.
One of the great empires of the western world, the Romans arrived in Britain in AD43 following a successful invasion by Emperor Claudius. The city of Bath, or Aquae Sulis, quickly emerged. It was a strategically important site for the Romans, and the presence of a burbling hot spring was the cherry on top. Read on to dive into the history of one of the finest Roman ruins in northern Europe, followed by a delightful cold plunge into the frigidarium of the Baths today.