At the very heart of the site is the Sacred Spring. Hot
water at a temperature of 46°C rises here at the rate of
1,170,000 litres (240,000 gallons) every day and has been doing
this for thousands of years.
In the past this natural phenomenon was beyond human
understanding and it was believed to be the work of the ancient
gods. In Roman times a great Temple was built next to the Spring
dedicated to the goddess Sulis Minerva, a deity with healing
The mineral rich water from the Sacred Spring supplied a
magnificent bath-house which attracted visitors from across the
Find out about The Roman Spring and
the History of the King's Bath here.
The King's Bath, the site of the ancient Sacred