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Britain's original and only natural thermal Spa

As the site of one of the UK's natural hot springs, Bath's status as a unique destination has endured for thousands of years. That status will be significantly enhanced in early Summer 2003, when the new Thermae Bath Spa will reopen for the first time since 1978.

The Spa development — which was made possible through a £7.78 million grant from the Millennium Commission — involves the restoration of five historic buildings, including the 18th century Hot Bath and Cross Bath, and the construction of a stunning new glass and stone building designed by internationally acclaimed architects Nicholas Grimshaw & Partners.

Thermae Bath Spa — 80 per cent leisure-based and 20 per cent medical — includes indoor and outdoor thermal spa bathing, steam-rooms, massage and treatment rooms, a restaurant, meeting facilities and visitor centre. It will be operated by Thermae Development Company (TDC), which created Thermae 2000 in Holland.


One of the most eye-catching aspects of the new Spa will be the open-air, rooftop pool, from which bathers will be able to gaze out to the skyline and green hills, which surround Bath. Benefiting from the natural thermal waters, the rooftop pool will be in use all-year round.

Located in the heart of the World Heritage Site, just 100 metres from the Roman Baths, the restored Spa will draw its thermal waters from the Hetling Spring, the Cross Spring and Kings Spring which deliver over one million litres of water every day at a temperature of 44 degrees centigrade.

Building upon its reputation as a centre for healing and learning, Bath is one of Britain's top tourism destinations. The Spa will perfectly complement the city's existing range of theatres, festivals, attractions and museums including the Roman Baths, its outstanding Georgian architecture and some of the country's best independent shops and restaurants.

One of the added bonuses of Thermae Bath Spa is that there are no membership or joining fees and visitors can choose from staying in a five star hotel to a self-catering cottage, whichever suits their style and budget.

• the only place in the UK where you will be able to bathe in natural, thermal waters - used for over 2,000 years for healing, relaxation and leisure

• a unique urban setting - a sanctuary in the centre of a World Heritage City - view of Bath's magnificent cityscape and green skyline from the open-air rooftop pool

• a breathtaking contemporary building in glass and stone to complement Bath's outstanding 18th Century urban landscape

• the restoration of five important, heritage buildings

• a centre for well-being offering a full range of complementary and orthodox spa treatments

• an addition to Bath's many, varied attractions which include the world famous Roman Baths, the Royal Crescent and the surrounding Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

• no membership or joining fees


Thermae Bath Spa
The Hetling Pump Room, Hot Bath Street
Bath, BA1 1SJ
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 780308
Email: (under construction)

OPENING HOURS Seven days per week
9.00 — 22.00 (last entry 20.00)

COST OF ENTRY TO 2-hour session: £17
'THERMAE' 4-hour session: £23
(not including treatments) All day: £35

Main entrance, reception, lifts, shop

Lower ground floor
Minerva Bath with whirlpool & relaxation areas

Upper ground floor
Changing suite

1st floor
Massage suite (8 massage rooms), exercise space, restaurant

2nd floor
Steam-rooms: 4 circular glass pods, 'Waterfall' shower, footbaths, open-air terrace, solarium, meeting room.

Open-air spa bathing pool with neck massage and air beds

THE HOT BATH 12 'wet' treatment rooms
(not included in Thermae hydrotherapy, hay & herbal wraps, Vichy Shower,
entrance price) mud treatments, shiatsu/watsu

THE CROSS BATH Open-air thermal bathing pool

HETLING PUMP ROOM Spa Visitor Centre (free)