Bath was founded upon natural hot springs with the steaming water playing a key role throughout its history. 1,170,000 litres of steaming spring water reaching 46 °C still fill the bathing site every single day. Visit The Great Bath, the magnificent epicentre to the complex and walk on the ancient cobbled pathways as the Romans did 2,000 years ago. Be sure to pick up an audio guide and listen to fascinating commentary as you slowly make your way around the site. These are available in 8 different languages, with special guides for children. A special English speaking audio guide narrated by Bill Bryson is also available. Not only can you walk among the extensive ruins but you can also explore many treasures in the interactive museum with visual snippets that transport you back to Roman times and the lives of the Aquae Sulis people. You can also meet Roman costumed characters and listen to their ancient stories from 10am-5pm every day. During July and August the Roman Baths are open until 10pm, illuminated by torch light. After your exploration we invite you to take a sip of the spa water in the Pump Room. Containing 42 minerals and believed to have healing powers this is a unique opportunity to get a real taste (literally!) of Roman Bath. If that doesn't quite take your fancy then opt for afternoon tea in the Pump Room restaurant accompanied by music from the Pump Room Trio.