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The Roman Baths, Bath

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Must see · History Museum · Historic Site
See how ancient Romans bathed at The Roman Baths. Hot springs have bubbled up in Bath since time immemorial, and the Romans began developing a temple and public bathhouse here around 60 CE. Today, you can tour the various sections of the incredibly well-preserved complex, including the Sacred Spring, the Roman Temple, and the Roman Bath House. The main area of interest is the open-air, column-lined Great Bath. When you enter the site, make sure to take the audio guide that's included in the ticket price. After touring the different areas, enter the museum to see artifacts collected from the original bath. As tempting as it might be to bathe yourself where ancient Romans once did, the site does not permit you to enter the water. A visit to The Roman Baths represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Bath online road trip planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Me and my husband had a lovely time here and it was quite quiet when we visited so we did not feel rushed. We were able to take lots of pictures and take in the information from the telephone...  more »
  • Really interesting visit with great staff. Shame that other visitors weren't so considerate. The portable information hand set was so interesting but it would help if the number system was explained.....  more »

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