Photo of the Roman Baths

One of the largest attractions in the South of England with over one million visitors per year, the Roman Baths are of international historical importance. Built on the only hot springs in Britain and situated beneath modern street level, much of the spa remains for visitors to see and the site still flows with natural spring water at a temperature of 46°C. In use for four hundred years and not discovered until the late nineteenth century, the main elements of the complex are the central Sacred Spring, the Roman Temple (one of only two classical temples known from Roman Britain and built in honour of the goddess Sulis Minerva) and the Roman Bath House, a magnificent centrepiece, lined with lead, and filled with hot spa water. There are various pools and heated rooms, with good surviving hypocaust pilae. A large collection of Roman artefacts are on show in the extensive museum, exploring how Romans lived, worked and used the baths. At street level, the Georgian Pump Room is open to visitors, where they can have afternoon tea and sample the spring water. There is a gift shop selling a range of Roman and Georgian products specific to Bath. Audioguides for adults and children are available in a variety of languages and there are also free hourly guided tours. Private, paid tours can be booked in advance. Despite the many steps, the site is wheelchair accessible. Pushchairs, however, are not permitted but can be exchanged for courtesy child carriers.


Contact Details
Roman Baths
Abbey Church Yard
Stall Street
Bath
BA1 1LZ
01225 477785
romanbaths_bookings@bathnes.gov.uk

Cost
Prices range from Adults - £12:00 (£12:50 Jul & Aug), Children 6-16 - £7.80, Concessions - £10.50, Family Ticket – (2A + 4C) - £34. Combined ticket prices for the Roman Baths and the Fashion Museum (a ten-minute walk away) are also available.

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