If you only visit one English city outside of London, make it Bath. This town is tucked into the folds of seven grassy hills and is famous for its thermal springs and the finest Roman bathhouses in the world. Ever since Roman times, life in the city has revolved around the three natural springs that bubble up near the abbey. The 2000 year old baths now form one of the best preserved ancient Roman spas in the world. The Roman Baths Museum gets very busy in the summer. The first sight inside the complex is the Great Bath, and you can head down to water level to explore a series of excavated passages and chambers beneath street level. One of the most picturesque parts of the complex is the 12 century King’s Bath, where 1.5 million liters of hot water still pour into the pool every day. You can also see the ruins of the vast Temple of Sulis-Minerva under the Pump Room, and recent excavations of the East Baths give an insight into its 4th century form. The annual events calendar in Bath is enough to keep anyone busy, with programs of music, art, and theater throughout the year. The Bath Literature Festival, Bath Film Festival, International Music Festival, Jane Austen Festival, and Mozartfest are just a few of the events.