The remains of the Roman Baths and temple give a vivid impression of life nearly 2,000 years ago. New displays and costumed characters re-tell the story. Built next to Britain's only hot spring, the baths served the sick, and the pilgrims visiting the adjacent Temple of Sulis Minerva. Above the Temple Courtyard, the Pump Room became a popular meeting place in the 18th century. The site still flows with natural hot water and no visit is complete without a taste of the famous hot spa water.