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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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  • This is a must see, its beautiful and the handsets give plenty of insight into the history of the baths. We booked in advance for 9.30am so there was no que this gave us plenty time to walk around, wh...  more »
  • Steamy ;) loved it, particularly Brysons audio was honest and engaging. Loved the skeleton and gorgon/neptune. Shame how many people were stuck queuing in the learning part, so much information to tak...  more »
  • I first visited the Roman Baths over 50 years ago. What a difference now ! A superb experience. Allow yourself at least 2 hours for the visit.  more »
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  • Fantastic and well preserved Roman bath in the heart of Bath. Ticket prices also includes an audio guide in a range of European languages and Chinese. They are a really great way to access the entire site. The remains are all well kept and offer a great insight into the baths history and also life at the baths. It does get busy as the site isn't that big. However with great views and access to the baths it is worth it.
  • Brilliant experience, really interesting and engaging had an excellent time. Will be heading back to see all the things we missed! The audio guide was great and I think there is enough stuff to keep kids entertained too. Staff were all really friendly and helpful.
  • Good history lesson and well-maintained facilities make this a must see when in town. As the site of Britain's only natural hot springs (per the audio guide), the museum has multiple floors, interactive digital exhibits and quite a bit of history that will take roughly 1~1.5 hours to go through. May get quite congested and the queue for the tickets may be a bit long so definitely plan ahead of time.
  • Great place to learn more about the baths. Take at least one of their audio handsets. We found the information very informative and helpful. Entrance fee is a bit expensive but we didn't mind as its helping us preserve our history.
  • A visit through time. The history of Bath England is a storied one. Founded even before Rome. The baths are a look at that past through your own eyes. One can't help but wonder what the buiders of such an awe inspiring place must have thought upon starting such a broad endeavor. I've been to Rome, and this place reminds me of my visit there even though its a world away. I thoroughly enjoyed learning about the beginning, the abandonment, and the renaissance of Bath.
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