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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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  • Bath is majestic, historical , and beautiful , so visiting the Roman Baths in this fantastic city was a pleasure , well worth the visit , the history alone would make you want to visit , but when you ...  more »
  • Must be seen. You can almost forget that you are in England and not in Italy. Even teenagers can stand it. The price is reasonable.
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  • Nice to see how the baths ed van used to reappear. Beautiful to see. Bath is very touristy and there you need love. A pleasant town, though with much beauty to tour as the costume museum, art museum and t post museum. 1 rate for 3 museums. Top
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  • Tickets were very easy to get here, and the lines were well taken care of. There are a lot of guide options, from audio assisted, guided, and self tour. I highly recommend the guided tour, it is free as part of your admission, and the staff are experts on everything inside. Even with a school of children visiting while I was there, plenty of room to adjust was available. I can't say enough good things about the guided tour staff, I felt like I was in a 4 star documentary. They are very enthusiastic about the history of this site, and welcome questions. It made this particular visit, one of the best experiences I've ever had.
  • BLEW MY MIND!! Much larger than I expected so that was exciting. Way more architecture to walk through than I thought there would be so it became so much more incredible of an experience. Gorgeous and creative. Well beyond their time. Would HIGHLY RECOMMEND this place!! Inexpensive, no lineup and the audio tour is perfect. You should expect to get through it in. 1.5-2 hrs depending how many audio clips you listen to.
  • Excellent experience - great audio-guide that tells you more than you thought you wanted to know whilst keeping the entire experience truly interesting. Managed to join a guided tour with a chap that really knew his stuff, and helped recreate Roman times at the Baths. Took us just over 2 hours to cover the lot and felt the value for money was good. Would recommend for families with teenage children, or as a couples' day out.
  • I was impressed not with just the baths themselves but with the tour itself. The audio set they provide is excellent with a huge amount of information. It's definitely worth a visit
  • 🏛 Well maintained monument 🌋 Roman history throwback 🔊 Very good audio guide 🚰 Free sample water from the baths 💲 Fairly reasonable price (£15.50/adult) Great experience! The Roman Baths are a must go, especially for people interested in history and ancient civilisations. The buildings' architecture is broken down and explained and also interesting facts about the underfloor heating, the massage rooms and the baths are given through the audio guide.

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Where to stay in Bath

A quintessential British town filled with quaint teashops and riverside promenades, Bath is packed with a variety of hotels suitable for a range of travel budgets. For a leisurely experience of this ancient spa destination, consider staying at a stylish B&B, where you can enjoy a private room and a hearty breakfast. To enjoy that feel of home-away-from-home and indulge in some "me" time at an ultimate urban retreat, book your rooms at one of Bath's many spa hotels. These luxury hotels offer top spa and fitness facilities, many of which are open to guests not staying at the hotel as well.
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