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Address: North Parade, Bath BA2 4DS, England
Phone Number: +44 1225 325200
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Description: Established in 1865, Bath Rugby is one of the oldest and most prestigious...
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.
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Lovely friendly ground

Went to see Bath v Gloucester. Lovely sunny day and great atmosphere. Really enjoyed the game and atmosphere. Tip - not much cover. Bring a coat if raining,

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Cheltenham
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Cheltenham
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298 reviews 298 reviews
76 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Went to see Bath v Gloucester. Lovely sunny day and great atmosphere. Really enjoyed the game and atmosphere. Tip - not much cover. Bring a coat if raining,

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Bath, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I love this place - so good that it is small enough to feel the ground shaking as the teams charge up and down the pitch, and that you can see so well as nowhere is far from the action. Stands feel slightly temporary, and can be bitterly cold in the wind and winter, but you dont notice that once... More 

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neyland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 via mobile

What a location! Although the temporary stands give the ground a feeling of being not quite finished, in a way this adds to the tremendous atmosphere, with a vocal and knowledgeable crowd welcoming visitors to the "Rec" this is a fantastic arena to watch Rugby, and with the glorious backdrop of Bath to enjoy it is simply unbeatable.

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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485 reviews 485 reviews
205 attraction reviews
236 helpful votes 236 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Home of Bath Rugby, its a nice ground in a lovely City, as most Rugby grounds the away supporters are made welcome, and here is no different. Its easy to find and before and after the game there are plenty of places to go for a drink and food in the city of Bath. The ground is not the largest... More 

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Great day out, fab location and well priced. Once inside there are loads of food outlets / bars and all are very well organised with good quality food / drink, reasonably priced.The weather was lovey which played a big part and it was a real treat when all the rugby players come out after the game to mix with the... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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506 reviews 506 reviews
291 attraction reviews
184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
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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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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971 reviews 971 reviews
361 attraction reviews
3,044 helpful votes 3,044 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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189 reviews 189 reviews
27 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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