Traveling through the UK can offer many great delights. A lot of people enjoy traveling to England, but when most individuals think of taking a holiday in England their minds go straight to London. There are, however, other fabulous cities that have much to offer tourists, like the city of Bath. There is so much to do and see there, and one of the fun treasures you can enjoy is the Thermae Bath Spa.
Traveling to the Thermae Bath Spa
The Bath Spa is located in the beautiful historic city of Bath, England and is about 160 kilometers from downtown London. The spa is easily accessible by any mode of transportation. If taking an airplane, the Bristol Airport is the suggested place of landing, as it is only about 32 kilometers from the city. By train from London Paddington and London Waterloo the ride is between 90-120 minutes, but there are also departures form other places in the UK, such as Cardiff. Bus coaches can be great for larger groups and there are routes for public buses, cars, or bicyclists alike who desire to travel to Bath.
What to Expect While Visiting the Bath Spa
While visiting, expect to see beautiful building designs by Grimshaw Architects. It has been noted that the Bath Spa is “a combination of the historic spa and a contemporary building in the city.” It has been built with Bath stone and has a glass envelope encasing, which gives it a unique modern look from the outside while allowing lots of natural sunlight to flow inside for guests. There is also an open-air rooftop pool, along with an indoor pool, large steam room and two natural thermal baths.
What Makes the Bath Spa Unique?
Part of what makes the spa so different is that Bath is home to historic spas that date back 2000 years. The Thermae Bath Spa continues that tradition by being the only natural thermal waters in Britain. Because of this, they offer special treatments, such as the Watsu, where the client is actually cradled by a therapist in the warm mineral-rich water while your body is guided through a series of flowing movements that combine massage and acupressure.
Why Travel to the Thermae Bath Spa
The spa itself offers exclusive therapies and spa treatments that you cannot find anywhere else, as well as more traditional massages, hot stone therapies, facials and body wraps. In addition, there is the café and restaurant where you can grab a delicious bite to eat, a shop for purchasing special spa products and the free Spa Visitor Centre where you can learn more about the spa today and throughout history with interactive displays, exhibits and archive footage.
The rich historic city of Bath has so much to offer for individuals, couples, or even families to see and enjoy. A trip to the Bath Spa can be top on the list of things to do and ways to relax during time on holiday in Britain.
For more information about Baths Thermae Bath Spa please visit their website.
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