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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. A visit to The Roman Baths represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Bath online road trip planner to plot your vacation.
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  • This was very, very interesting, way beyond any expectation I had of what it would be. It is real, it is ancient, it is entertaining, it is well-presented, it is convenient, 
    This was very, very interesting, way beyond any expectation I had of what it would be. It is real, it is ancient, it is entertaining, it is well-presented, it is convenient,  more »
  • Total ripoff. Entry price far too high. When I visited in my youth 50 years ago we got to see, and feel the temperature, of the water at source. Now, they want you to read and see the interpretations....  more
    Total ripoff. Entry price far too high. When I visited in my youth 50 years ago we got to see, and feel the temperature, of the water at source. Now, they want you to read and see the interpretations....  more »
  • I loved it all of it! How amazing to suddenly discover all of this underground. Also very well organised tour with excellent audio guides.exce 
    I loved it all of it! How amazing to suddenly discover all of this underground. Also very well organised tour with excellent audio guides.exce  more »
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  • Probably the most famous thing about Bath is the Roman baths, and for good reason. The attraction itself lets you walk around the site of where the Roman complex used to be. The main bath you can see from the top floor and the bottom floor, then you get taken through various other bits of Roman history in Bath. You will get an audio guide included in the somewhat steep price. However this is extremely useful in guiding you around the paths at your own pace. Would recommend this place to anyone with a general interest in history.
  • The roman baths are an enchanting amalgam of the new resting on bones of the old to bring to life an ancient times that reflects on mortality of nations and eras. The one way pattern of visit and audio tours were stupendous. Me and my wife felt awe struck by the magnitude of work put into making this relic of bygone days, to life.
  • Interesting visit. More extensive than famous photo of large pool we always see. Takes about 1 hr to do all and walk around the one way system. We enjoyed our visit and thought it worth the money. Would recommend.
  • Lovely staff, very good guidance in the beginning of the tour. Everybody had a device to listen if want to know more, just press the number of the object. There were option for children and foreigner languages. Amazing experience and great gift shop in the end! I loved it! Highly recommend!
  • One of the best museum experiences we have done. The audio guide is comprehensive and very valuable but don't feel you need to listen to every section. The one way system works well and you can move at your own place. Definitely give yourself an hour and a half at a reasonable pace (you may need longer if you want to listen to every section, or walk a bit slow). Staff were very helpful. Make sure you take a coin to throw in one section and be prepared to take a taste of the water at the end!

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