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“So much more than I expected, an amazing roman gem beneath the streets of Bath” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Roman Baths

The Roman Baths
Stall Street, Bath BA1 1LZ, England
+44 1225 477785
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Bath, Stonehenge and Salisbury Tour from London
Ranked #1 of 9 Spas & Wellness in Bath
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access
Reading, United Kingdom
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“So much more than I expected, an amazing roman gem beneath the streets of Bath”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

I know this is going to sound like a bit of a stretch, but having visited Pompeii earlier this year, the baths come very very close. I expected to see just the bath that you see in the photos, but it is so much more and spreads for some distance under the streets. Incredibly well preserved example of a Roman bath, almost as good as you will find in Pompeii, expect this one still has the geothermal water! The audio tour is excellent with a choice of recordings including children's version and commentary from Bill Bryson. Do not go to Bath and miss this

Visited November 2013
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“Roman Baths”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

I am not a native of Bath but have now lived in this area for the majority of my life and I have to say that the Roman baths are fantastic and the presentation is also fantastic. I am fortunate to have been able to swim in the Baths, which has long been prohibited, and can well appreciate what the Romans thought was so good about Bath and it still is.

Visited December 2012
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“Really interesting but busy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Love visiting the Roman Baths and seeing all the lovely architecture, however it is best to avoid weekends and school holidays if possible, as it gets REALLY busy. The audio guide is good, but again on busy days it is difficult to see what your listening about. Shame not more of it has been uncovered.

Visited May 2013
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Well worth your time to go through. Your tour is individualized through the use of recorded narrative on a mobile device, so you can go at your own pace. The ingenuity of these early Romans is quite remarkable in viewing the engineering that took place to turn a natural hot springs into a splendid temple of baths centuries ago.

Visited September 2013
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“Bath Visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

It is unbelievable to think you're actually walking where Roman soldiers were walking 1500+ years ago. So much to try and take in, just amazing and a truly must see if you're in the U.K. and want something to see / do.

Visited October 2013
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