Bath, England is well known for its Roman baths originally built in 60 AD… yeah, that long ago! And before then, it was known for its hot springs. It became even more popular in the 17th century when people claimed the waters had healing properties. “The waters of Sulis” attracted many people over the past hundreds of years, including us.
Besides visiting the tranquil waters of the Roman baths, we hit up the Jane Austen Center. Jane Austen lived in Bath from 1801 to 1806 and set two of her novels, Persuasion and Northanger Abbey, in the town. I snagged a copy of Mansfield Park to remember our stay in the vibrant city.
We only spent a day in Bath, enough time to see the two highlights, grab some lunch, and an ice cream for good measure. Although the town deserves more than a quick day trip, I was pleased with what we were able to see. Bath was way ahead of its time, as we see with this modern day self-care craze. Looking back on the ways of the Romans, there is much to learn.