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The Roman Baths

The Roman Baths, Abbey Church Yard, BA1 1LZ


Famed for its hot springs, Bath houses the best preserved Roman Spa from the ancient world. Delve into the history of this magical monument and admire its architecture and engineering.

The Roman Baths

The Roman Baths sits on the site of Britain’s only hot spring. Here the Romans built a magnificent temple and bathing complex, which still flows with natural hot water today. Come and explore the spectacular Roman Baths, at the heart of the World Heritage City of Bath, Somerset.

Walk around the steaming Great Bath where people bathed nearly 2,000 years ago, see the ruins of the temple of Minerva where Roman worshippers gathered, and explore the fascinating museum where you can find out more about those who lived and worked here.

The Beau Street Hoard, a collection of more than 17,000 Roman coins recently discovered in Beau Street, Bath is now on display in the museum.

Costumed characters bring to life the stories of past inhabitants: you might meet a Roman lady called Flavia, slave girl Apulia, stonemasons Sulinus and Brucetus, or a travelling merchant named Peregrinus.

Award-winning audioguides in 12 languages are included in the admission price. There’s a special audioguide for children, narrated by Michael Rosen. You can use your own headphones with the audioguides if you wish.

Enjoy brunch or afternoon tea with live music in the beautiful 18th-century Pump Room

* Check the website www.romanbaths.co.uk for latest opening hours.

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Opening Hours

Check www.romanbaths.co.uk for latest information about opening times.


2024 prices:
Adult: £19.00-£29.00
Student / Senior: £18.00-£28.00
Child 6-18: £11.50-£21.50
Child under 6: Free
Family (2 adults and 4 children): £47.00-£80.00
Family (2 adults and 1 child): £42.00-£72.00
Family (1 adult and 4 children): £33.00-£58.00
Carers: Disabled visitors pay the standard price for admission, the accompanying carer goes free.










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                    • Arabic printed material

                    • Audio Commentary in Foreign Languages

                    • Bengali printed material

                    • Cantonese printed material

                    • Czech printed material

                    • Danish printed material

                    • Dutch printed material

                    • Educational Visits Accepted

                    • Facilities for children

                    • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors

                    • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors

                    • Finnish printed material

                    • French audio guide

                    • German audio guide

                    • Greek printed material

                    • Groups accepted

                    • Guided Tours Available for Groups

                    • Hebrew printed material

                    • Hindi printed material

                    • Hungarian printed material

                    • In town/city centre

                    • Italian audio guide

                    • Japanese audio guide

                    • Malaysian printed material

                    • Mandarin audio guide

                    • Norwegian printed material

                    • Of historic, literary or architectural interest

                    • Polish printed material

                    • Portuguese printed material

                    • Printed Material in Foreign Languages

                    • Russian audio guide

                    • Russian printed material

                    • Shop

                    • Spanish audio guide

                    • Special group rates

                    • Swedish printed material

                    • Thai printed material

                    • Toilets

                    • Toilets for disabled visitors

                    • Turkish printed material

                    • Urdu printed material

                    • Visa accepted

                    • Welsh printed material

                    Road Directions

                    The Roman Baths are in the centre of Bath in the West of England, an excellent city to explore on foot.

                    Public Transport Directions

                    Bath is 100 miles (160km) west of London and 10 miles (16km) east of Bristol. It has good coach and rail connections from London and from most major cities in the UK.


                    The Roman Baths
                    The Roman Baths
                    Abbey Church Yard
                    BA1 1LZ
                    United Kingdom

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                    F: 01225 477743

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