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The Roman Baths, Bath

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See how ancient Romans bathed at The Roman Baths. Hot springs have bubbled up in Bath since time immemorial, and the Romans began developing a temple and public bathhouse here around 60 CE. Today, you can tour the various sections of the incredibly well-preserved complex, including the Sacred Spring, the Roman Temple, and the Roman Bath House. The main area of interest is the open-air, column-lined Great Bath. When you enter the site, make sure to take the audio guide that's included in the ticket price. After touring the different areas, enter the museum to see artifacts collected from the original bath. As tempting as it might be to bathe yourself where ancient Romans once did, the site does not permit you to enter the water. Before you head to Bath, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Bath online road trip planner , to make sure you see all that Bath has to offer, including The Roman Baths.
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  • Really worth a visit the Roman baths in Bath. It is a throwback to ancient Rome with all its luxury and splendor. The audiovisual are very interesting and educational. There is a tour for adults and one for children. It is advisable to get tickets online to avoid queuing.
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  • Allow a good couple of hours. It’s absolutely fascinating and has grown massively since I last visited in my teens. Really enjoyed our visit.  more »
  • So much history and a gorgeous natural spring! Must visit place! Romans were genius to create such elaborate baths and steam rooms and they have been preserved well. Take the audio guide books for det...  more »
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  • If you live outside Somerset then a visit to Bath is a must. This museum is brilliantly planned and executed. So much to see and learn. Great photo opportunities around the surviving Roman Bath as well as digital re-enactments superimposed over the remains of sections of the site. You go round at your own speed and you're not rushed at any time. Please go and visit, even if you are local but have never been there before.
  • Bath is one of the most beautiful towns I have seen and Roman Baths is a must to experience. Been here twice now. The second visit was even better than the first. They have been it so tourist friendly and added a modern touch to it. The staff and guides are very friendly and never hesitated to answer any questions or interact with my little one with his hundred questions. Highly recommended if you are visiting Bath.
  • Brilliant place and not too expensive either! The history was very interesting and the place is well looked after and beautiful. If you enjoy history, this one is for you. My only criticism would be that it was quite narrow walking around the exhibits. You get an audio guide included in the price of your ticket but it's optional. My boyfriend and I didn't take one which meant that walking around the narrow exhibits meant we were getting stuck behind loads of people who were just standing and looking at the exhibit while listening to the guide, and because it's a one way system there is no other way to go. However, it hardly spoilt the day. Had a great time and would come again! It's also in a great location and there are plenty of other sites around and places to eat and shop.
  • If it's your first time in Bath, it's a given that you visit the Roman Baths. Situated in the city centre, expect a dauntingly long queue upon first impression, but it moves quickly. It's quite pricey if there's more than two you but for a one off, worth it. Most of the information as you walk round will be read to you through an audio guide; handy if your first language isn't English...not so handy if you don't like looking for numbers to punch into the keypad every 5 seconds. As expected it gets quite busy here. We got there for around 11am but still got a chance to see everything. Honestly, I don't think the price needs to be quite so high. But go for the experience.
  • I purchased a full day tour which included the entrance to The Roman Baths even though when I purchased the tour I didn't know what to expect from this place. I can say that I am really happy I did that because this place is impressive! The Roman Baths are in an incredible shape, the museum is gorgeous and you can actually step back in history and follow the steps of the roman soldiers. I highly recommend that at the end of the tour to try tasting the water they provide (even though it's not really tasty, it is a quite interesting experience to see how a water with 10 times more minerals than a regular one is).
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