The Roman Baths

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The Roman Baths
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The Roman Baths is one of the finest historic sites in Northern Europe, and one of the most popular tourist attractions in the UK. Hidden beneath the present city of Bath lies the stone remains of one of the finest religious spas of the ancient world.
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Lydia V
Wolverhampton, UK381 contributions
Friends
Visited the Roman Baths on a Tuesday before 11am, staff were very friendly and helpful in guiding people in and ensure face masks were worn at all times indoors. Inside the building there were amazing sights to see. They have preserved the main structure extremely well and was suprised to have a hand-held audio guide throughout my trip. This audio guide provided information on many different parts that were shown throughout the roman baths. As a one way system was impletemented it allowed a flow to occur to avoid too many people in once place. Price for admission was £25 each, I would recommend history lovers to visit as it provided an insight to how romans lives so long ago. I loved the variety of gifts displayed in the shop at the end of the tour.
Written July 20, 2021
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Kenny5050
Coventry, UK63 contributions
My partner and I thoroughly enjoyed our tour around the Roman Baths. We tried to visit on the Saturday of our weekend in Bath but having not booked we were not able to get in. We were advised by the helpful staff on the door to check the website for availability and the Sunday morning had plenty of options and suited us fine.
We walked into the town from our B&B and arrived approx 15 minutes early for our allotted time. The staff on the door let us in without problem, we were given an audio guide and instructions on how to use them. We spent a good hour or so walking around the place. It was fairly quiet at 9.30am when we did our tour which meant you could take you time, take plenty of photos and there wasn't people all over the place. By the time we finished it was getting very busy and not everyone had an audio guide which we found really useful. Recommend booking an early visit and look at the number of tickets still available to get a quieter entry time.
Written February 26, 2022
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amanda c
Cannock, UK88 contributions
We booked tickets for the Roman Baths online as when walking passed we did notice that people were being turned away. As everyone has commented the attraction is overpriced and they can name their price in a tourist trap city.
The audio guide was a fabulous ides as it gave you chance to obtain further details of any exhibit that you found of interest. The ticket information didn't mention audioguide so this must be included in the standard price.
The exhibit itself is facinating and full of history.
We had a teenager in tow that isn't particularly interested in History but he did comment how good it was and that he enjoyed going round.
I would advice that you wear sensible footwear due to uneven and slippery floors due to the age of the attraction.
The staff dressed up in Roman clothes inside the atraction didn't appear interested and weren't interacting with visitors in any way unlike other visitor attractions in the UK and giving that extra nugget of knowedge and maintaining the vistors interest which was disappointing.
It is a must see attraction whilst in Bath but prepared for a steep entrance fee.
Written July 6, 2022
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186338Steveandjean
Shanklin, UK33 contributions
Couples
Visited on sunday 31st july at 1400 pm having pre booked tickets £53 for 2 seniors. Quite frankly its very overpriced for a relatively small museum and baths. On too of that they let so many people in its is overcrowded and almost dangerous if you fear covid. My advice go out of season if you can afford it. Otherwise leave it alone and go to wells for its saturday market and Cathedral. Much much nicer!
Written July 31, 2022
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Emily B
Hereford, UK56 contributions
Family
I booked the 12.30 slot on a Tuesday in advance, the booking system online is easy to use.

I recommend doing this as when we turned up in the morning without a pre booking it was already fully booked.

I was happy to book a time slot and come back as I wrongly assumed that the limited time slots would ensure covid safety and limited, numbers.

However, despite these measures the museum was just way too overcrowded making it a very uncomfortable experience in places, which was a real shame. Shuffling at a slow pace and unable to pass or move around people.

The exhibit itself is huge, and lots to see, I would have enjoyed it more if I had been able to get close enough to look properly at them. I left some areas in a hurry as it was so crowded it was uncomfortable.

Had they limited numbers more I'd have given it a 4 or 5 star.
Written February 22, 2022
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Mary Jane
5 contributions
Solo
There needs to be better accessibility options throughout the museum, marking on floor to alert to uneven surfaces, water edges , gutters. There needs to be better floor lighting and reflective tape for the visually impaired. Signage to know which direction you should going, lifts need to signed your state they open. Models of facades and plagues should be touched by the blind and visually impaired. Audio guide should have the options of playing continuously. Wall signs should be lowered for those in wheelchairs. The barriers to assist in the queues are confusing and not helpful. The site is very maze like and can be confusing. More lighting needs to be provide.
The shop and the small kiosk was disappointing as there wasn’t as much I would’ve hoped for and offering unique options.
The cost of entry is high and there’s no concession option. Considering the high numbers of visitors and even allocating wear and tear and preservation of the site the entry cost should be lowered by at least £10.

Despite the negatives it was enjoyable
Written May 4, 2022
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travelgal187
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The last time I visited the Roman baths in Bath was over 10 years ago, so I was looking forward to returning and seeing if there was anything new with the exhibits, which there was.

Currently, you need to book ahead online and we decided to book an evening slot, to enjoy the torchlit evenings the baths are doing throughout the summer. This was the perfect choice. Visiting the baths as sun was setting gave the place an amazing ambience and to see the Abbey lit up from inside the Roman baths is a truly special sight to see.

They have now opened up a new section of the baths, so you can see how they would have moved through 5 different rooms, sauna, to warm room, then the cold room etc (I think it was 5 rooms). There is also a new indoor display exhibition I didn't remember from last time, but noticed on the plaque it was opened in 2014 so that explains why I didn't remember it.

Visiting the baths was just as brilliant as the first time I visited, and certainly one of the "must do" attractions to do when in Bath. The audio guides (included in your admission price) are great too, with several different options you can listen to around the site, you are free to listen to as much (or as little) as you want to!
Written August 29, 2021
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m0ssy8
Liverpool, UK122 contributions
Couples
Highly recommended recommend visiting the Roman Baths, it's a great half day visit filled with history, incredible architecture and artifacts that's are simply amazing.
It's also beautiful!

Not cheap, but well worth the money!

I loved the use of recordings which you can listen to as you make your way around the baths.

The artifacts are really fabulous and so many of them, which helps too bring the tour to life.

This was definitely the highlight of our visit to bath!

Booking in advance is a must, also advised to visit go later in the day to try and see it in the day light and at dusk.
It's supposed to be spectacular in the dark as the fires provide a different perspective.
Written August 31, 2021
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helenf611
4 contributions
Couples
Very enjoyable visit to the roman baths. The audio guide means you can go around at your own pace. We visited on a very wet day which meant queuing in the rain outside due to Covid restrictions. Busier than we expected.....even with limited numbers at pre booked 15 minute time slots, some areas seemed quite crowded still. It didn't worry us too much but it might be worth bearing in mind if this is likely to concern you. All in all, a great attraction and we felt a 'must do' when visiting Bath - glad we went.
Written October 7, 2021
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Alice S.
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This was the second time I’ve visited the Baths. My son who was visiting from the USA paid the entrance fee for 4 of us, £100, which included 2 seniors @ £24.50 each. It was very crowded so difficult to see the exhibits and movement was so slow it became very tiring, as well as claustrophobic. Sadly it wasn’t an enjoyable experience and the entrance fee is way too high and prohibitive for many people.
Written July 10, 2022
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