The town became known as ‘The English Spa’ after its sulphurous waters were discovered
in the 16th century. These were a popular health treatment for the wealthy and the
town became prosperous. The Royal Pump Room houses Europe’s strongest sulphur well
but is now a museum showcasing the town’s spa history.
Bettys Cafe Tea Rooms are renowned for their quality and service.
Approach to the war memorial, and, Parliament street
The Montpellier Quarter
The Royal Pump Room was formerly a spa water pump house. Today it is a museum.