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The Roman Baths, consists of the remarkably preserved remains of one of the greatest religious spas of the ancient world. The city’s unique thermal springs rise in the site and the Baths still flow with natural hot water. Visitors can explore the Roman Baths, walk on the original Roman pavements and see the ruins of the Temple of Sulis Minerva. The museum collection, located next to the bathing complex, includes a gilt bronze head of the Goddess Sulis Minerva, and other Roman artefacts.

The Roman Baths, consists of the remarkably preserved remains of one of the greatest religious spas of the ancient world. The city’s unique thermal springs rise in the site and the Baths still flow with natural hot water. Visitors can explore the Roman Baths, walk on the original Roman pavements and see the ruins of the Temple of Sulis Minerva. The museum collection, located next to the bathing complex, includes a gilt bronze head of the Goddess Sulis Minerva, and other Roman artefacts.
Charles Dickens in Bath - Pickwick Papers
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Charles Dickens in Bath - Pickwick Papers

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Originally written as a series of stories published weekly, The Pickwick Papers is Charles Dicken’s first publication and tells the exploits of a group of men as they travel by coach around England . It has a connection to Bath, and mentions a number of locations and leisure pursuits. In this fact sheet, find out how the locations and past-times in Bath inspired Dicken’s writing.
Writers in Bath - Mary Shelley: Frankenstein
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Writers in Bath - Mary Shelley: Frankenstein

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There are two addresses associated with Mary Shelley in Bath. The first is 12 New Bond Street (adjoining the bottom of Milson Street), and though Mary used this address for much of her private correspondence, she also used 5 Abbey Churchyard and its associated reading room to begin writing. In this fact sheet, find out how the locations, lectures and learning in Bath inspired Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein.
Resource pack for international students.
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Resource pack for international students.

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A series of 5 lessons based around preparing, visiting and reflecting on a visit to the Roman Baths, building language and comprehension skills. The first two lessons can be completed before / without visiting the Roman Baths in person, using the suggested video clip.
Writers in Bath - Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
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Writers in Bath - Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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There are two addresses associated with Mary Shelley in Bath. The first is 12 New Bond Street (adjoining the bottom of Milson Street), and though Mary used this address for much of her private correspondence, she also used 5 Abbey Churchyard and its associated reading room to begin writing. In this fact sheet, find out how the locations, lectures and learning in Bath inspired Shelleys’s novel Frankenstein.
Thomas Hardy - Writers in Bath
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Thomas Hardy - Writers in Bath

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Although he is more associated with his native Dorset, Thomas Hardy does have a few connections with Bath. In June 1873 he visited Bath with his wife to be Emma Gifford. She was staying in the city with Miss d’Arville who would chaperone them. He was inspired by his stay to write the poems ‘Midnight on Beechen,187_’ (1873), and ‘Aquae Sulis’. In this fact sheet, find out more about the city of Bath and how it inspired some of Thomas Hardy’s writings.