Bath Time

Despite its name, the city of Bath has not been able to offer visitors a dip in its hot springs — the only natural thermal waters in Britain — since 1978. That year saw the closure, due to contamination fears, of the city's last[an error occurred while processing this directive] spa facility — part of a hospital treatment center. But the opening on Aug. 7 of the Thermae Bath Spa will finally see the city reconnect to its heritage.

Located 180 km west of London, Bath became a fashionable spa town in the 18th century, remaining so until its springs...

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