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By: Catie Leary on May 27, 2014, 10:26 a.m.
Thermae Bath Spa

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Thermae Bath Spa

This spa, which features a rooftop pool, is appropriately located in Bath, England, a city known for its long history as a spa town, dating back to the Roman empire. Because the city possesses the warmest geothermal springs in all of the U.K., it's a no-brainer that the city would source its public swimming pool water straight from the famous King's Spring.

Although the original bath was closed in 1978, after the discovery of an infectious organism in the local aquifer, it was finally renovated and reopened to the public in 2006 after a 28-year-long hiatus.