Saints and Stones: Roman Baths

The Roman Baths are located in the English city of Bath and are a very well preserved Roman site of public bathing.

The first shrine at the site of the springs was built by the Celts, and dedicated to the goddess Sulis, whom the Romans identified with Minerva; however, the name Sulis continued to be used after the Roman invasion, leading to the town's Roman name of Aquae Sulis (literally, "the waters of Sulis").

During the Roman occupation of Britain increasingly grand temples and bathing complexes were built, but after the Roman withdrawal these fell into disrepair and were eventually lost due to silting. They were rediscovered in the 18th Century.

About the Roman Baths

Roman Baths Website
Wikipedia: Roman Baths (Bath)

Journey to the Roman Baths

The Roman Baths are located on the A36 off the A4 in the city of Bath in the Bath and North East Somerset District of southwest England.

Ordnance Survey Map (ST7498364766)

Visitors Information

Visitors information on Roman Baths may be found at the Roman Baths website. General tourist information may be found on the City of Bath website.

Additional Photos of the Roman Baths

Entrance to the Roman Baths in Bath
The Roman Baths
Statues Above the Roman Baths

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