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The Roman Baths

The Roman Baths, Abbey Churchyard, Bath, Somerset, BA1 1LZ
01225 477785
Average time spent - 2 hours
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Things to do at The Roman Baths review

The Roman Baths in Bath is a unique, amazing place which is perfect for bringing history alive. Situated in the heart of the city, the bathing complex in Bath is still filled with the thermal water which heated these areas during Roman times.

Situated in the centre of modern day Bath this complex of bathing chambers is below street level. It’s bigger than it initially looks and as well as all the baths there are plenty of other sections to walk through including a suspended walkway where you can look down on where the Romans would have gathered to worship one of their goddesses.

With digital reconstructions to bring the site alive this is a real glimpse in to an otherwise lost world. See the changing rooms, sauna and you can also walk on the original Roman pavements and see many artefacts found at the site over the years. They have many activities on specifically for kids including a free audio designed just for children (read by Michael Rosen). In addition there are activity trails and actors in character to encounter as you walk around who will help to bring the past alive.

This is a really atmospheric day out and definitely one of the top things to do in Bath with kids. It really is possible to imagine people coming here for so many years to relax and enjoy this space. If you are visiting in the summer they also have some evenings where you can visit by candlelight which is a really special way to experience the place.

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FAQ and Further Information The Roman Baths

Is there food and drink available?

There are two restaurants on-site which are great but as the baths are situated in the heart of the city there are plenty of other places nearby.

What are the main things to do?

Roman Baths that bring history to life. There is audio especially for kids and activity trails.

What are the ticket prices?

*Higher priced
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Higher priced. Tickets range from £21 to £23 for an adult and £13.50 to £15.50 for a child. Other pricing options are available.

Is there parking?

I would suggest parking in Southgate car park which is very easy to get to, in the centre of the city and an easy stroll up to the baths. Charges apply.

When are they open?

The Roman Baths are open every day, except 25 and 26 December. For up to date opening times and dates please follow this link.

Dog friendly?

Only assistance dogs are permitted.

Are they accessible?

This is a guest post with thanks to Nichola from Globalmouse Travels

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