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Roman Baths

Type:Historic Site / Building

Roman Baths, The Pump Room, Abbey Church Yard, Bath, Banes, BA1 1LZ

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About

Bath was founded upon natural hot springs with the steaming water playing a key role throughout its history. Lying in the heart of the city the Roman Baths were constructed around 70 AD as a grand bathing and socialising complex. It is now one of the best preserved Roman remains in the world.

1,170,000 litres of steaming spring water reaching 46 °C still fill the bathing site every single day. The Romans believed that this was the mystical work of the Gods but we now know that the water source, which comes from the King’s Spring, fell as rain water around 10,000 BC.

Visit The Great Bath, the magnificent epicentre to the complex and walk on the ancient pavements as the Romans did 2,000 years ago. The Great Bath that lies below street level can also be viewed from the Terrace, which is adorned with statues and shadowed by the great Abbey. Other chambers to explore include the remains of the ancient heated rooms and changing rooms as well as tepid and plunge pools.

Be sure to pick up an audio guide and listen to fascinating commentary as you slowly make your way around the site. These are available in 12 different languages, with special guides for children. A special English speaking audio guide narrated by Bill Bryson is also available and offers witty thoughts and observations on all things Roman.

Not only can you walk among the extensive ruins but you can also explore many treasures in the interactive museum with visual snippets that transport you back to Roman times and the lives of the Aquae Sulis people.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult Saver Ticket to Roman Baths, Fashion Museum & Victoria Art Gallery - Adult£22.50 per ticket
Adult Single - Adult£16.50 per ticket
Adult Single (16 June – 31 August) - Adult£17.50 per ticket
Child (age 6 - 16) - Child£10.25 per ticket
Child Saver Ticket to Roman Baths, Fashion Museum & Victoria Art Gallery - Child£12.25 per ticket
Family (2 Adults + up to 4 Children) - Family£48.00 per ticket
Family Saver Ticket to Roman Baths, Fashion Museum & Victoria Art Gallery - Family£58.00 per ticket
Seniors & FT Students - Concession£14.50 per ticket
Seniors & FT Students Saver Ticket to Roman Baths, Fashion Museum & Victoria Art Gallery - Concession£19.50 per ticket

Admission Charges include the use of a hand held audioguide. Audioguides are available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Japanese and Mandarin, with the four newest additions being Dutch, Korean, Polish and Portuguese. British Sign Language handset available. If you are a hearing aid user, you can benefit from the 'T' switch attachment on the audio guide. We can also provide a printed copy of the audio tour text.

Saver Tickets are valid for 14 days.

Group rates are available for groups of 20+

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Facilities for the Disabled

Audio Commentary in Foreign Languages

  • Dutch audio guide
  • French audio guide
  • German audio guide
  • Italian audio guide
  • Japanese audio guide
  • Korean audio guide
  • Mandarin audio guide
  • Polish audio guide
  • Portuguese audio guide
  • Russian audio guide
  • Spanish audio guide

Catering

  • On-Site cafe/restaurant/catering
  • Restaurant

Children & Infants

  • Accept Children 3+
  • Cot Available

Establishment Features

  • Audio Commentary in Foreign Languages
  • Event venue
  • Open all year
  • Printed Material in Foreign Languages
  • Shop
  • Tea / Coffee Shop
  • Toilets
  • Wedding Venue

Key Features

  • In town/city centre
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest

Parking & Transport

  • On Bus Route

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • Approx length of visit - 2 hours
  • Blue Badge Guides admitted free
  • Euros accepted
  • Groups Accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Max group size - 55 people
  • Min group size - 20 people
  • Prior Booking Recommended - For groups of 20 or more
  • Special group rates
  • Visa accepted
  • Visa Debit accepted

Printed Material in Foreign Languages

  • Arabic printed material
  • Bengali printed material
  • Cantonese printed material
  • Czech printed material
  • Danish printed material
  • Dutch printed material
  • Finnish printed material
  • French printed material
  • German printed material
  • Greek printed material
  • Hebrew printed material
  • Hindi printed material
  • Hungarian printed material
  • Italian printed material
  • Japanese printed material
  • Malaysian printed material
  • Norwegian printed material
  • Polish printed material
  • Portuguese printed material
  • Russian printed material
  • Spanish printed material
  • Swedish printed material
  • Thai printed material
  • Turkish printed material
  • Urdu printed material
  • Welsh printed material

Target Markets

  • Marketed Towards Families

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals

Travel & Trade

  • Group Discount

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Leave the M4 at Junction 18 and take the A46 towards Bath. For a day visit to Bath, we recommend Lansdown Park and Ride, clearly signposted from the A46/A420 junction at Cold Ashton. Or follow the brown traffic signs saying 'Roman Baths' along the A46 and A4 to Bath and then the Roman helmet symbol to Charlotte Street car park.

Public Transport Directions

Five minutes walk from Bath Spa Railway and Bus Station. Five minutes walk from Coach Park in Avon Street.

Video

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Opening Times

2019 (1 Jan 2019 - 28 Feb 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday09:30 - 18:00*
2019 (1 Mar 2019 - 15 June 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday09:00 - 18:00*
2019 (16 June 2019 - 31 Aug 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday09:00 - 22:00*
2019 (1 Sept 2019 - 31 Oct 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday09:00 - 18:00*

* Closed Dec 25th and Dec 26th. Note final exit times are one hour after last entry.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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