Spending National Spa Week in Bath Spa seems like a no brainer!
What is National Spa Week
National Spa Week runs from the 10th – 17th September and is a celebration of all things ‘spa’, so if you’re planning a week of pampering somewhere relaxing as part of the week, why not head to Bath and learn more about the history of spas?
Everyone will tell you that Bath is the most famous of all Britain’s spa towns. Flowing beneath the streets are natural, hot springs that are produced by a dormant volcano hidden underneath the city. Staying with one of the city’s independent guesthouses or B&Bs means that you’ll get first hand, local knowledge of the best places to go to feel relaxed while you’re on your holidays, plus you’ll get the lowdown on the most famous spa in the city, the Roman Baths, which still stands in the middle of the city.
Bath’s Spa History
The Roman Baths are remarkably well preserved, historical spas that harnasses the hot springs, rumour has it that the spa water was used to cure lepers, which was one of the reasons why the city’s Mineral Hospital was first established.
While doing the main tourist attractions is always a bit cliche, we would recommend giving the Roman Baths a go. Interesting events are regularly held and guests will also be able to spend time in Roman ruins.
Visiting the nearby café will give you a chance to taste the spa water! (Be warned, it might be good for the skin, but it isn’t the nicest drinking water!)
Across the city, there are loads of independent centres and properties offering beauty treatments so you can enjoy a touch of pampering, too.