Roman Baths

March 2017

More Information about Roman Baths Tickets

More information about Roman Baths tickets

Highlights
  • Explore the best preserved Roman religious spa from the ancient world
  • This fascinating site is Britain's only hot spring
  • See the water's source
  • Walk where Romans walked on the ancient stone pavements
Description

Around Britain's only hot spring, the Romans built a magnificent temple and bathing complex that still flows with natural hot water. See the water's source and walk where Romans walked on the ancient stone pavements. The extensive ruins and treasures from the spring are beautifully preserved and presented using the best of modern interpretation.

The Roman Baths is below the modern street level and has four main features, the Sacred Spring, the Roman Temple, the Roman bath house and finds from Roman Bath.

At the centre of the Roman Baths is the magnificent Great Pool, lined with 45 sheets of lead, and filled with hot spa water. It once stood in an enormous barrel-vaulted hall that rose to a height of 40 metres. For many Roman visitors this may have been the largest building they had ever entered in their life.

The bath is 1.6 metres deep which is ideal for bathing and has steps leading down on all sides. Niches around the baths would have held benches for bathers and possibly small tables for drinks or snacks.

Additional Information

Venue Information:
The Roman Baths, Abbey Church Yard, Bath, BA1 1LZ
Nearest Train Station: Bath Spa

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Schedule

Daily

1st January to 31st December 2016

  • January to February: 9.30am - 4.30pm (Close 5.30pm)
  • March to June: 9.00am - 5.00pm (Close 6.00pm)
  • July to August: 9.00am - 9.00pm (Close 10.00pm)
  • September to October: 9.00am - 5.00pm (Close 6.00pm)
  • November to December: 9.30am - 4.30pm (Close 5.30pm)
1st January to 31st December 2017

  • January to February: 9.30am - 5.00pm (Close 6.00pm)
  • March to June: 9.00am - 5.00pm (Close 6.00pm)
  • July to August: 9.00am - 9.00pm (Close 10.00pm)
  • September to October: 9.00am - 5.00pm (Close 6.00pm)
  • November to December: 9.30am - 5.00pm (Close 6.00pm)
Closed:
25th & 26th December

Venue Information:
The Roman Baths, Abbey Church Yard, Bath, BA1 1LZ
Nearest Train Station: Bath Spa