Visit Britain’s only hot spring, which still flows with naturally hot water today. The Roman Baths is located at the heart of the World Heritage City of Bath.
Walk around the steaming Great Bath where people bathed nearly 2,000 years ago and see the ruins of the temple of Minerva where Roman worshippers gathered. You can even explore the fascinating Roman Baths museum.
Costumed characters bring to life the stories of past inhabitants. You might meet a Roman lady called Flavia, a slave girl named Apulia, stone masons Sulinus and Brucetus, or a travelling merchant named Peregrinus.
Award-winning audio guides in eight languages are included in the admission price. There is a special audioguide for children, narrated by Michael Rosen, and a ‘Bryson at the Baths’ version featuring commentary from Bill Bryson.
The magnificent Pump Room Restaurant serves coffee, lunch and afternoon tea accompanied by live music. The Roman Baths Kitchen opposite offers bistro-style food and drink in an original Georgian townhouse.
You can also taste the famous spa water (containing 43 minerals) from a newly installed fountain in the West Baths, or alternatively from the traditional fountain in the Pump Room above.
There are two shops selling interesting and exclusive gifts – many with a Roman and Georgian flavour – as well as guidebooks, postcards, prints and mini bottles of spa water.
• Disabled access
Opening Times: The Roman Baths are open daily, closed 25 and 26 December. The opening hours vary throughout the year, and include late evenings during July and August.
January – February: 09.30 – 17.00, exit 18.00
March – June: 09.00 – 17.00, exit 18.00
July – August: 09.00 – 21.00, exit 22.00
September – October: 09.00 – 17.00, exit 18.00
November – December: 09.30 – 17.00, exit 18.00
Costs: Adult £14.00 (July and August £14.50), senior citizens and full-time students £12.25, child £9.00, family £40.00
Photo Credits: © The Roman Baths/Bath & North East Somerset Council
For further information please visit: http://www.romanbaths.co.uk