Thursday, June 25, 2009
Monday 15 June - Roman Temple at Bath
Of course, our main reason for visiting Bath was to see the Roman Baths. This is a great exhibit far more extensive than we realised beforehand. It is the site of the UK's only thermal spring and was held sacred by the ancient Britons and even more so by the Romans who built elaborate buildings at the site for various religious purposes. Excavations have retrieved several artifacts. The Roman figurines around the main pool are not original but a Victorian addition. A pair of ducks were happily using the pool at the time of our visit.