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Recreation Ground

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Address: North Parade, Bath BA2 4DS, England
Phone Number: +44 1225 325200
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Mon - Fri 9:15 am - 5:15 pm
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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Nice Ground

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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273 reviews 273 reviews
116 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

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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486 reviews 486 reviews
280 attraction reviews
174 helpful votes 174 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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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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174 reviews 174 reviews
25 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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6 attraction reviews
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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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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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486 reviews 486 reviews
280 attraction reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
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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432 reviews 432 reviews
164 attraction reviews
409 helpful votes 409 helpful votes
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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