Roman Baths in Bath

We didn’t have a lot of time to spend in Bath, but I made sure to visit the Roman Baths in this delightful town.  The baths are well-preserved and are a kick to wander around.  More than one million visitors pop in each year.  Most of the baths are located under the streets.  The bath pictured below is just a fraction of the Roman Baths during their heyday, roughly 2,000 years ago. In addition to seeing the baths you can visit the Grand Pump Room, where you can eat in the restaurant.  Also, you can sample the water from the warm spring.  If you would like to plan a trip to the Roman Baths check out this link.

The Grand Pump Room.

Here is my sample of the water.  It had a strong smell and a slight metallic taste.  It wasn’t the best water I had.  And it wasn’t the worst.  But I couldn’t leave Bath without trying it.

About TBM

TB Markinson is an American who's recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn't writing, she's traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order. Her novels have hit Amazon bestseller lists for lesbian fiction and lesbian romance. She cohosts the Lesbians Who Write Podcast ( with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (, a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.
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48 Responses to Roman Baths in Bath

  1. I’ve been to Bath but I haven’t visited the Roman baths, unfortunately. It is a very beautiful place though, isn’t it? Lovely architecture.

  2. niasunset says:

    So beautiful… I am glad you visited there. Once I did too but many years ago… I loved your photographs, the pool standing amazing… Thank you dear TBM, with my love, nia

  3. denise:) says:

    Next time… we’re so going there!!

  4. Kristina says:

    I keep meaning to go to Bath! I need to get Charlie to drive me there he’s been there hundreds of times with his tourists: D Beautiful pictures, such an exciting place! 😀

  5. xandimusic says:

    Nice photos TBM!

  6. Fergiemoto says:

    Wow, nice photos and what a treat to see this!

  7. wolke205 says:

    Impressive! Beautiful photos 🙂

  8. It looks like they are very well preserved. Did it make you feel like you had travelled back in time? One day I have to get back to England. I keep realizing how many things I missed seeing while I was there!!

  9. Gilly Gee says:

    I hope you had afternoon tea in the pump rooms, one of the best places to have one of the nicest English treats!

    • TBM says:

      Unfortunately we didn’t have time. I’m hoping to go back to Bath and spend more time there. I didn’t even have time to visit the Jane Austen center, but I want to do that after I finish reading her novels.

  10. fgassette says:

    Loved seeing the Roman Baths. Wouldn’t want to have a bath in them. Too much exposure for me. ( smile )


  11. Mona says:

    Thank you for sharing this time with us.

  12. T. F. Walsh says:

    How gorgeous… such wonderful inspiration….

  13. It’s so interesting to see these lovely photos! I was actually reminded of a historical fiction picture book I reviewed two years back that also provided details about the famous Nero baths – you might want to check it out here:

    We will soon be launching our Photo Journal section this March. Very excited for it as well. Thanks for being our inspiration.

    • TBM says:

      Thanks for providing the link to the book. It sounds like a delightful story and I hope my library has a copy! I’m pretty excited about the Photo Journal! Can’t wait to see it…I love seeing photos from all over. This world is amazing, filled with so many beautiful places, people, and animals. Exciting!

  14. kahyehm says:

    still cant get over the fact that they took a bath in the same place, or poop in the same place… :)) this is awesome architecture though, and awesome shots, as always 🙂

  15. Aaaaaahhh… this looks awesome!!! Great photos!! 🙂 **

  16. Jackie Cangro says:

    Your photos are almost exactly like mine when I visited 5 or 6 years ago. Of course yours are much better! The part I thought was so interesting was if someone had treated you badly, you would write their name on a piece of silver or tin and then toss it into the water and hope the goddess would avenge your mistreatment.
    I never got to the Jane Austen sites. That means I’d have to go back I guess. 🙂

    • TBM says:

      I’m sure your photos are beautiful! Do you think that goddess still has her powers? I might have to go back 🙂 I hope you do get to go back. I know I want to see the Austen sites and have more time to see the town. I thought it was a cute place. And I hear their rugby team is quite good. It would be fun to watch them.

  17. Madhu says:

    Beautiful pictures! Have always wanted to visit. Thank you for taking us along 🙂

  18. Sartenada says:

    Oh, how interesting. Seems to be awesome place. I have never heard about this place, so thank You presenting it.

  19. The Hook says:

    Never mind the gorgeous shots.. the title alone rocks hard!

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