Spa and Wellbeing
There’s definitely something in the water here in Bath. A true centre for relaxation, it’s the only place in Britain where you can bathe in natural hot springs. Whether it’s a spa day, wellness weekend or a longer retreat, it’s the perfect place for a relaxing break.
Powered by the same mineral-rich thermal springs that soothed the Romans, the first to harness the city’s healing waters back in AD43, Thermae Bath Spa is a decidedly twenty-first-century take on the spa experience. The undeniable highlight is the rooftop pool with its sensational 360-degree views of the city. They’re made even more spectacular by the addition of some atmospheric steam on a cold day.
For indulgent treatments, Thermae’s New Royal Bath offers a huge range in a contemporary space combining glass, stone, light and water to create an all-embracing sense of wellbeing. You can also relax in the Wellness Suite, an immersive multisensory space with several distinct spa experiences, including Roman and Georgian steam rooms, an Ice Chamber and a Celestial Relaxation Room.
Soak in the thermal waters just around the corner at the Spa Village in The Gainsborough Bath Spa. Tapping into Bath’s naturally warm waters, this spa integrates them with a range of enticing treatments including aromatherapy, hot stone massages and aquatic body therapy. The only hotel in the UK with its own naturally heated spa, it’s the perfect venue for a special spa stay.
Many hotels in Bath have their own onsite spa facilities, so there’s plenty of choice when it comes to planning your wellbeing break.
To find out more about the fascinating history of Bath’s spa culture, visit the Roman Baths. Still standing in the city centre, it gives a unique glimpse into how our ancestors liked to unwind, making the most of the steaming spring waters central to their vision of Aquae Sulis as a sanctuary of rest and relaxation.