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Recreation Ground

North Parade, Bath BA2 4DS, England
+44 1225 325200
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Ranked #38 of 90 attractions in Bath
Type: Sports Complexes
Owner description: Established in 1865, Bath Rugby is one of the oldest and most prestigious rugby clubs in the world. The Recreation Ground, or 'Rec' is one of the most... more » Owner description: Established in 1865, Bath Rugby is one of the oldest and most prestigious rugby clubs in the world. The Recreation Ground, or 'Rec' is one of the most idyllic rugby grounds in the country. It nestles next to the River Avon, under the shadow of both the Bath Abbey and Great Pulteney Street, a Georgian masterpiece. « less
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Rather than just going for normal tickets, we decided to go into the Riverview Suite and have a meal for my Dad's birthday. Well worth it, with a complimentary bar and excellent hot buffet and waitress service. Surprising value for money if you add up a meal in Bath, ticket price and cost of drinks.

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Cirencester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

I am not that old but I can still remember going with my father and cousins to Bath Football Club. Given how long established and well known I like thousands of others could never understand why it had to be changed to Bath Rugby. My father uncles etc all told me that the 15a side handling game was always referred... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

Set right in the heart of the historic centre of Bath, the Rec as everyone in Bath knows it has to be the most beautiful setting for the most beautiful game (rugby union) anywhere in Britain. On a fine, crisp March day watching Bath Rugby play is an experience to treasure - esepcially of they win! Unlikely its deliquent cousin... More

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Bath
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Enjoyed a great day out at the races with a picnic sat in the middle of the race track. Easy to place a bet and watch the horses up close.

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ROMSEY
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

By far the best location of any Premiership Rugby Ground. Just compare with Wasps (Industrial Estate), Worcester (the back of beyond by the Motorway). I could go on. Wonderful setting, by the Weir, right in the centre of such a beautiful City. Superb pubs and restaurants just a few minutes walk away. But the ground itself is very poor; temporary... More

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Watford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Great for us Sarries supporters to be able to mix in cultural with sightseeing. We won, what more could we ask. Got soaking wet but suggest booking earlier to get a covered seat. All areas are mixed supporters, but a great example of god sportsmanship. I still don't know how or why a scrum is called but we had a... More

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Well, it was raining heavy and we were on the open terrace and Bath last; however, it was still a good day out. Very easy to get to on the train but Bath was very busy aside from the rugby so always make sure you've got enough time to get there. Try to walk into the ground from the south... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

As a Saracens supporter, my usual stroll from the Watford Town centre pubs on a match day is the not very magical trek along Vicarage Road through the old run down housing stock section of West Watford with its plentiful fried chicken and betting shops. So for a more atmospheric experience, when the fixture lists come out, one of the... More

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Welling
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

I went to watch Bath play Rugby had a great day easy ground to find. Set in beautiful surroundings in a very historical city

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Godalming, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

Thought the location of this ground is fantastic. Really close to town & to the river. 2 pint plastic cups for beer & lager seemed to be very popular with the fans & facilities were good even in the clearly temporary Novia stand! View from that stand was great too. Chatting to a few locals after the game though, it's... More

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