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The Baths were built between the 1st and 4th centuries AD and were centred around the natural hot springs that rise up from the ground here at a constant temperature of 46.5 º Celsius (116 º Fahrenheit).
Today you can see the Roman Baths in the form of the Roman Baths Museum, located in the Abbey Courtyard. The centre piece of the complex is the superb Great Bath, with its adjacent Circular Bath where the bathers would cool off. These formed the basis of the Roman Baths, and you can still see the original Roman paving around the baths.
You can also see the remains of the temple of Minerva, and the more recent King's Bath which dates from the 12th century.
As well as the baths themselves, the museum contains an excellent selection of Roman coins and jewellery that have been found at the site. And there are also some superb examples of Roman sculpture including the massive gorgon's head that once stood over the entranceway to the baths.
Taped commentaries are available, which are well worth it for they are very informative and allow you to walk around the baths at your own speed.
The Roman Baths are open daily but times vary according to time of year so do check in advance. Admission costs around £6 for adults.
It is worth noting that this is a very popular attraction so you should expect crowds - especially during the summer months and at weekends.
This fascinating centre is situated on Julian Road, to the north of The Circus. A little bit off the beaten track, it is still worth a visit.
The collection is based on the contents of a 19th century soda water factory and brass foundry that was run by the businessman Jonathan Bowler.
Over the years Bowler collected a vast assortment of tools, machines and everyday objects from last century.
These, along various exhibits from elsewhere, make for an interesting delve into everyday life for Bath residents of last century.
Because so much of the collection is made up of Jonathan Bowler's own personal collection, you may hear the centre sometimes referred to as The Bowler Collection.
The Bath Heritage Centre is open daily from 10am to 5pm from Easter until October and from 10am to 5pm Saturdays and Sundays for the rest of the year. Admission costs around £3 for adults. A cafeteria is available for refreshments.
In fact the park almost serves as the front garden of the crescent, although the private gardens that belong to Royal Crescent residents are in fact separated from Victoria Park by a ha-ha.
The park was laid out in 1830 in order to offer a tranquil alternative to the bustling city centre, and it was immediately popular as a place to be seen.
At the eastern entrance to the park is an obelisk commemorating Queen Victoria. And at this end of the park there is plenty to do, with among other amenities, tennis courts and a bowling green.
Also at this end of the park, just off Gravel Walk, there is a beautiful walled Georgian Garden. Restored in the 1980s, this garden has original 18th century paths and flowerbeds, and it is planted in accordance with gardening traditions of that era.
This museum is about the thing that Bath is most famous for - its architecture. It is housed in the pretty Countess of Huntingdon's Chapel, just off the Paragon.
It covers everything from the Bath stone that is so distinctive, to the men who designed the Georgian terraces. It might sound like this museum would only appeal to those with a personal interest in architecture, but in fact the exhibitions are more interesting than you would expect, so try it