Historical Spa
By the 18th century spa towns such as Bath, Buxton and Tunbridge Wells became known as more than simply a place with a spa. They were frivolous and fashionable towns where people gathered to meet friends, walk in the parks and visit the theatre. Visiting the spring became almost secondary. Today spa towns in the UK and the rest of Europe are undergoing a revival. Visitors still come in the hope of benefiting from the mineral-rich spring waters. They stay in luxurious hotels, look at the historical architecture, and enjoy leisure facilities such as casinos, horse riding and beauty salons.