The Roman Baths
The Roman Baths
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9:00 AM - 5:09 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:09 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:09 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:09 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:09 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:09 PM
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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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  • MelH27
    Nerja, Spain10 contributions
    Exceeded expectations
    The experience was much better than we thought it was going to be. It’s not just the baths you see, there is a museum inside which is very informative and interesting. The architecture was very impressive and we enjoyed looking at all the different types of baths they had. The only thing we disliked were the audio players as they were hand held, headphones would have been much better. We stopped listening after a while. If we would have known, we would have looked into a personal guide - if they have them to offer.
    Visited February 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 23, 2023
  • Jake and Meg
    Nottingham, United Kingdom13 contributions
    Romeing around Bath
    What an excellent experience. As a history teacher, this was right up my alley, and with my partner also being incredibly interested in history we set out with high expectations. We were not disappointed. From the outside you can only partly see where the Roman Baths are situated but you don’t realise that so much is underground housed underneath other buildings. It can take anywhere from 2-4 hours to make your way through depending on how long you want to spend and which parts of history you are interested in. Remarkable!
    Visited February 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 25, 2023
  • Screamingsilver
    Exeter, United Kingdom68 contributions
    So good!
    We went there as we had a few hours to waste before left and going to the Roman baths we certainly did not waste the hours! We paid £18.50 and we honestly thought that inside would be the baths and a few information boards l, we were so wrong! The journey that the baths take you on, the information provided and use of technology really bought the baths to life. There was so much to see and read. Walking around we rally got a sense of what it would have been like. Great place to visit
    Hi there. We are so pleased that you spent longer than you thought and that you felt we helped bring the Roman Baths to life. Thank you for visiting!
    Written March 23, 2023
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    Visited February 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 26, 2023
  • The_PA28_Crew
    Kidderminster, United Kingdom54 contributions
    Totally engaging and worth every penny.
    Second visit here, first was about 25+ years ago when it was interesting but not very engaging. What a difference now! There’s such a lot to see and you get a real feel for what it must have been like in its day. We didn’t use the audio guides as we wanted to interact with each other but if I was visiting alone in the future I would use one. I especially liked the video screens at key points which faded in from what was in front of you now to the same location in Roman times - brought it to life and gave sense of scale. Tried sample of the water, definitely an acquired taste. All together, an excellent experience and worth every penny.
    Visited March 2023
    Written March 1, 2023
  • TonyfromSolihull
    Solihull, United Kingdom295 contributions
    Very interesting and informative experience. 2,000 years of history in one place.
    A must-see if you visit Bath, offering a glimpse into life under Roman occupation 2,000 years ago. It’s a living history lesson. As it’s based around a hot spring source, it’s quite warm in there. I’d imagine it would be quite uncomfortable in the summer with the hordes of tourists l
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 2, 2023
  • Dominic G
    Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom120 contributions
    Informative Experience
    Really enjoyable experience whilst learning lots about the historical importance of the baths and the Romans impact to the area. The audio tour was very interesting and engaging as part of the walk through with lots to see and learn. Overall we walked around for around 2 and half hours and you must try the spa water at the end (not from the springs!).
    Hi Dominic. We're really pleased that you found the audioguide interesting and engaging. Trying the spa water is a great way to end the visit, it is certainly an acquired taste!
    Written March 23, 2023
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    Visited March 2023
    Written March 5, 2023
  • Sarah
    Bracknell, United Kingdom7 contributions
    Beautiful history / Clever Romans!
    Very well done all round. Providing loads of interesting facts about the Romans and their way of life. Good addition of the Bill Bryson commentary. Could be a long or short as you like with the self guided audio.
    Visited March 2023
    Written March 5, 2023
  • Theresa H
    2 contributions
    Interesting place
    Have always wanted to visit the Roman Baths. Finally managed to go there. Very interesting place and amazing to hear and see the things the Romans built and have influenced even to this day. Very well laid out and was not too crowded. Would recommend especially if you enjoy history.
    Visited March 2023
    Written March 7, 2023
  • DerekO27
    106 contributions
    Immersive historical experience
    A great opportunity to see history well presented through interactive showcases and well set out museum displays. The audio device included in the admission is such a valuable addition so that you can understand the context of what you are viewing. The only downside was the opportunity to sample the spa water not available. Why? Who knows as it was all set up but just had a barrier across.
    Hi Derek. Thank you for leaving us a review. The water in the spa fountain is a natural product that is flowing continuously and comes from a bore hole deep below the natural hot spring. The water quality is checked frequently and the reading when you visited was irregular, so the water was turned off until checks showed it to be within the normal parameters again. We are very sorry that this happened on the day of your visit and hope to welcome you back again in the future.
    Written March 23, 2023
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    Visited March 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 10, 2023
  • Christy
    Hampshire, United Kingdom461 contributions
    Incredible!
    Perfect time of the year to visit as it was less busy than what we were told Summer time is. Able to see everything and walk around freely. The free interactive audio guide was a bonus. We were blown away by it all, and really didn't expect it to be so big, it was fascinating and really throws you back in time to how it would have been used. Very informative and helpful staff around, happy to answer any questions. We absolutely loved it, it met our expectations and more.
    Hi Christy. Thank you for leaving us such a brilliant review! We are so happy to read how much you enjoyed the whole experience and we hope to see you again in the future.
    Written March 23, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited February 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 12, 2023
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Catiron
Sheffield, UK51 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
We paid £25 each for pre-booked ticked which I would say is £15 too much for this type of attraction. In these strange covid times they state they are limiting numbers and only so many in 15 minute time period are allowed in. There were so many let in that when our time slot appeared we joined what appeared to be the worlds longest and slowest moving queue.
It was painfully slow. From the top balcony we could see a dribble of one person allowed out at a time to the main pool below. By the time we got to the main pool they were letting far more out as they must have realised that the queue was just getting longer and longer.
On the indoor bits of the queue we obviously had to wear masks but there was no social distancing. People had been told to leave 2 metre but this did not happen. Absolutely crammed in like a busy tube train. Horrendous and terrible in these covid times. When there were stairs in the queue there was an attendant telling people to keep a distance but no one at all in the main corridor queue. On our mini tour of England we went to many attractions, bars and restaurants who all took covid far more seriously in actions as well as words.
The baths themselves are fine but there’s only so long you want to see them for - not for hours like the slow shuffle made us.

The staff were probably the least friendly we’ve encountered. From the outside queue asking grumpily if we were absolutely sure we were in the right queue to the attendents around the queue inside. One exception was the lady who scanned our tickets who gave us a warm and friendly reception.

I’m sure many people will say they ‘have’ to visit the baths but...go prepared for a long wait.
Written September 4, 2020
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Superkatt
Sweden6,711 contributions
Nov 2019
Nowadays Roman Bath structure raised on a place of roman hot baths of Aqua Sulis. This sightseeing is a must when in Bath, both Temple of Minerva Sulis including hot pool feeding from Kings Springs and accompanying museum exhibition are very interesting indeed.
Note that there is no actual bath or spa on the site, this site is just an exposition. Actual operating spa is situated nearby and has a separate entarnce, with pool placed on the top floors of a new higher building. There is also a smaller spa across the street - Cross Baths, a separate structure standing at a ground level and feeding from the Cross Spring.
Tickets to the both can be bought in advance or bought on spot in the ticket office of the bigger spa.
Written January 28, 2020
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dap2610
Nottingham, UK49 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Really enjoyed visiting the Roman Baths. It was much bigger than I expected and really interesting to see all the different aspects which are very similar to modern day spas!
We pre-booked online which meant that the entrance fee was slightly cheaper and we were able to by-pass the queue. We visited on a Saturday during half-term but booked for 09:30 and it didn’t feel too busy or crowded.
Would recommend.
Written February 24, 2020
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Els.R
Nottingham, UK63 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
We pre booked tickets for the Roman baths as you cannot be granted access without doing so. Social distancing was brilliantly executed by staff members and it didn’t bare any negative connotations on our experience whatsoever. The audio guide was engaging and simple to use, but we were most impressed with the value for money. Our initial expectations were blown out of the water by how immersive the museum was. It’s such a beautiful and historic location. An absolute must when visiting Bath.
Written September 5, 2020
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Catherine M
Los Angeles, CA48 contributions
Mar 2020 • Friends
Not much to look at from the outside having done no research we went into the baths because we were in Bath. Probably one of the most impressive Roman sites I have ever been to. A combination of the scale, complexity and the engineering makes the place very impressive. We did not use the audio guide. There are plenty of signs explaining what everything is and several very informative architectural models. In many of the large spaces they have projections onto gauze of how the baths might have been used. All very clever. We spent about 45 minutes there but could easily have spent longer. The Roman Baths are part of a series of museums including the Fashion Museum and Victoria Gallery for which you can buy a group ticket which proved to be much cheaper in the long run.
Written March 11, 2020
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Hello, Thank you for your review. We are pleased you decided to visit and that you enjoyed your time with us. It is amazing that when you are standing outside our entrance, you are standing 20 ft above Roman street level and the ancient Roman remains below.
Written March 16, 2020
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Traveller150505
27 contributions
Sep 2020
Visted on a Saturday afternoon.
Whilst it was intestering and informative to visit, we felt that the experience was let down by COVID measures.
Each 15 minute ticket sime slot allows 40-50 people per time, which results in lots of queueing throughout the exhibit. We were there for just over an hour, and probably spent 15-20 minutes of that queueing, so it didn't feel like good value for money.
Written September 7, 2020
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DanW0000
Sheffield, UK402 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
Very interesting and a must do in when visiting Bath!

Tickets must be pre-booked due to COVID and these can be purchased at the price of £21 per adult via their own web site. Initially pricey but in fairness, well worth the price when we were there!

You get a free audio which will help you and guide you through. Also some actors throughout the tour will give you a visual educational lesson too.
Written October 20, 2020
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Derek W
1 contribution
Sep 2020
We visited at our allotted time and were offered the use of the toilets as we entered, I advise you to take up this offer as you will not have access again until the end of the visit. As our tickets were scanned told that there would be some queuing at some points due to the one way system to prevent the spread of Covid and were happy with this but after walking a few metres onto the terrace we joined the back of a queue immediately. We then queued around the whole attraction for around 90 minutes.
I was happy to wear a mask indoors but this ended up being the entire time as there was no opportunity to wander outside due to the one way system, we were also halted at one point by a brusque guide who was leading a small group in the opposite direction.
I wanted to linger at the coins, jewellery and overflow areas but having stood in the queue for so long already I felt obliged to move along as soon as a space opened in front of us as I was so aware of the hundreds of others queuing behind us. We moved forward to wait in another dark corridor for others to do the same ahead of us.
Rooms that were not conducive to the one way system were closed off.
I noticed 2 ladies in period costume (volunteers or staff members) behind a rope by the main bath and thought about asking if they knew what products were used in the construction of the hair style but by the time we reached there I had lost interest, they had no activities or props and made no eye contact.
While the attraction was perfect for me it was ruined by the amount of visitors allowed in, the management completely misjudged the impact of the one way system.
I waited for ages to use the toilets at the end of the queue before buying nothing at the shop as there were no roman inspired jewellery items (this is a first for me), they may have been by the till but I exited at the corner before I got there.
I will be going back but not until this system is removed and the crisis is over.
My partner mentioned that they had taken a sledge hammer to crack a nut and this feels correct.
However, I would definitely recommend this activity without these steps in place.
Written September 8, 2020
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Tuesdy
Ilkeston, UK127 contributions
Dec 2020 • Couples
We visited here during our weekend stay. Organised fairly well under the circumstances although I would still argue there was more maybe one too many in and some people were obviously ignoring the one way system. Definitely worth a visit, very interesting and fascinating to see the baths up close. One for the bucket list. Nice shop at the end and there was the opportunity to buy a hot chocolate or mulled wine half way around. Definitely recommend visiting later in the day when it gets darker, looks quite pretty all lit up.
Written December 14, 2020
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Hello, We're so pleased to hear that the mulled wine was enjoyable and that you enjoyed browsing our shop which stocks a range of gifts and souvenirs!
Written December 21, 2020
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Famgapyr
3 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
What an incredible day out! The organisation of this experience is outstanding. Audio tours via individual hand held speakers makes this tour accessible for everyone. Easy to use with 3 different information channels; one specifically designed for children, the other for teens through to adult and the third a recorded reflection. Fantastic. The preservation of the site is thoughtful and the relics are presented in a manner that keeps you interested. Our children (13, 12, 10) were engrossed for nearly 3 hours! So much to learn and so much to interact with, we highly recommend spending time at the Roman Baths. Nice gift shop. No bathing permitted at historic site. Adults can pay to bathe in nearby spas. We purchased the 3 museum pass (Roman Baths, Victoria Art Gallery & Fashion Museum)
Written January 21, 2020
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Hello, Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear that you and your family thoroughly enjoyed your visit. We hope you also enjoyed visiting the Victoria Art Gallery and Fashion Museum.
Written January 27, 2020
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