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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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Home of Bath Rugby but also a great place to chill

The recreation ground is in the centre of Bath, very close to the weir. For half the year it is very much the home of Bath Rugby although the public can wander around the ground... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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Bath, UK
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84 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The recreation ground is in the centre of Bath, very close to the weir. For half the year it is very much the home of Bath Rugby although the public can wander around the ground on non-match days. The Rec is vast and is great for picnics, kids sports etc. The views are also spectacular.

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Cheltenham
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354 reviews
97 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 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
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 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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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 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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304 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 248 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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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 193 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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ROMSEY
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 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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