Three facts about Bath we bet you didn’t know

Ok so Bath’s charms have been well documented over the years, and even if you’ve never visited you’ll know all about its heritage and natural spring waters, but we know a fact or two that you probably won’t know.

For one thing, when the Romans first started creating a spa resort out of the city in AD43 the actually name it ‘Aqua Sulis’. When they realised the importance of the hot springs found in the area they set about constructing the baths we still visit today, as well as a temple nearby. The springs are the UK’s only natural ones, and they still set the city apart from the rest.

That brings us to our next fact, Bath continues to be one of the UK’s most popular places to visit, and it attracts more than 4.8 million visitors every year. 1 million of them stay and explore the city over several days and as Bath spa breaks, whilst 3.8 million of them visit for the day, taking advantage of its great transport links and easy location.

Last but not least, a break in the city isn’t all about its history – it’s also about shopping! True to its unique character more than 50% of Bath’s shops are independent. Now that’s a fact that’ll impress your friends!