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The Roman Baths
Ranked #1 of 183 things to do in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
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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: Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Stairs / lift, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

Nobody coming for a day trip to Bath can fail to visit the very famous Roman Baths and they certainly do not disappoint the most unhistoric of people. Truly marvellous in every way, there is a good 1/2 hours of viewing here including of course the magnificent baths themselves. You obviously learn a lot about the Romans. Central to all the city. We advise you get your tickets in advance in order to avoid the queues coming in. Having the audio tour guide is a must.
If you do one thing only in Bath, do this. (But don’t do only one thing!!!).

Thank AnselmColom
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Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

We thought the baths were great. The hand held commentary is worth using and allows you to go at your pace. The set out and reconstruction is impressive. We spent around 2 hours there. Felt it was reasonable entry price. Tip / book online do you get an entry time and miss the queues.

Thank HolidayintavirA
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Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

It worth the 2.5 hour drive at the end of the tour you can sample the water there are a few different bath room here

Thank Dee22321205
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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

What a disappointment!!! This could be so much better if crowds were limited. Far too many people pressed together cheek by jowl to appreciate any of the exhibits as you are getting pushed along, shoved and jostled etc. I would not recommend this “attraction” to anyone!!

Thank Peter V
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Reviewed 30 May 2018

First of all we couldn't find it! visiting Bath for a day while on holiday in Somerset, trying to find parking was problem as the signposting is so poor, eventually parked. Tried to follow the directions from a leaflet abut the Baths, not easy when the map had very few road names on, we found a sign board on the street and followed the arrow, when we arrived at the next sign board, the Baths were not mentioned. Anyway despite being 5 minutes from the car park, it took us 40 minutes to find the Baths, wake up local council and signpost things a bit better.
Anyway, we go there, paid an exorbitant entrance fee, picked up the audio guide, from there it went downhill. You go around a couple of floors before reaching the baths, which have board display, artefacts and hologram displays of life in Roman times. The place is so packed we missed most of the displays, we could not get near them, there were far too many people crammed into one space,( I wondered if fire regulations were being broken), hence missed most of the numbers on display board, hence missed a lot of the commentary.
When we got to the ground floor the actual baths were impressive (hence my 2 stars), but areas were cheap and tacky, an example, the alter, which was not complete had a piece of cheap painted plywood in place of the missing parts, I assume this was to give an idea of dimensions, but it honestly looked cheap and tacky and put together by a primary school class.
A piece of history worth seeing, but overpriced, badly laid out, and poorly presented. If it wasn't for the crowds of people, it would take around 30 minutes to get around. Rip off.

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