The Roman Baths
The Roman Baths
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:09 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:09 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:09 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:09 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:09 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:09 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:09 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:09 PM
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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.
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  • Pennybiker
    Mill Valley, California38 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful, informative tour
    If you like detailed history of Roman times, and viewing ancient ruins, this is the place. An audio tour cones with admission, and if you take the time to listen to at least one audio per display, you learn a lot you didn't know about the Roman's in England, and takes about 2 hours. It's crowded, but the crowds move so it's not so bad. Beautiful ruins, well worth the time and money.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 July 2023
  • Jay
    21 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Historic
    I loved my time here. There's plenty to see, learn and it's a place you can take your time with. It is not overly comfortable when it's busy but if you can find the pockets of space to relax you'll be fine. It's a worthwhile visit and don't forget to treat yourself to a souvenir from the gift shop on the way out!
    Visited June 2023
    Written 23 July 2023
  • Chris S
    4 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A taste of old Rome in the middle of England!
    Loved this step back in time. I've not been to Rome, and it was our first trip to the UK, but if I never get to Rome I feel like I've had a taste of it. Your visit is a self-guided tour via a handset and you learn about the baths and the culture of the Romans who used them. I found it fascinating. The only reason I gave 4 stars instead of 5 was that it was a little crowded in some areas. They do space out entry times to try to avoid this but it didn't work always with the arrangement of the room along with taking time to listen at certain displays.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 24 July 2023
  • Brian W
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must visit!!!
    Well worth going, amazing. I thought a bit pricey to walk around a few Roman Baths but was completely wrong. Its deciveing how much there is to see, the baths are just a small part of the tour. The audio which is included in the tour makes it, so interesting and puts across the history
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 24 July 2023
  • Karen B
    Horley, United Kingdom5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Definitely worth a visit
    We tried to visit in the morning but we hadn't pre booked and it was full but the staff suggested coming back later as they're open until 10pm. Great suggestion as when we went at 6.45 it was far less crowded and easy ro walk around and see all the exhibits. £26 seems pricey compared to other city attractions but it was worth it as its really well done and informative.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 25 July 2023
  • Linda R
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A wonderful visit to the Roman Baths
    Having booked online with a timed ticket, entering the Baths was easy as it also was to wander round, and despite the crowds I felt immersed in the history and culture of the Romans occupying Bath all those years ago. The audio guide was easy to use and excellent in being informative and concise. The artefacts, statues and holograms added to the experience. I enjoyed all Bill Bryson’s contributions too. My 7 year old grandson enjoyed it and hopefully learnt a lot too! I would definitely recommend the Roman Baths as a wonderful place to visit and worth the money. Our family spent nearly 2 hours there. The staff were great, I particularly liked the retail assistant in the little shop inside with whom I had an interesting chat about the site and the ‘Roman’ wandering around who told me goats were very expensive so he couldn’t do too many sacrifices! As a final word I’d like to say that I went to the Baths in 1960 on a school trip and was seriously underwhelmed- today’s visit really shows the technological innovations that have helped bring our ancient past to life.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 26 July 2023
  • aimi p
    37 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really informative and a great couple of hours
    I have been going to Bath for many years but have never been around the Roman Baths. I was travelling with a friend so we thought we'd see what it has to offer. We booked easily online and were allowed in a little earlier than our allocated slot due to being a bit early arriving. We initially thought £26pp was a bit steep BUT we had the best time. Really informative, loads to see, great little telephone sets which give you access to information as you walk around. We didn't dawdle too much and it still took us 2.5hrs to get from the entrance to the exit. I enjoyed it so much I would go back when we next visit Bath ..... I might just steer clear of the chance to drink from the treated water fountain next time as that takes a strong stomach to handle it!!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 27 July 2023
  • Gary O
    Bath, United Kingdom8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting and informative
    It's possible to spend several hours exploring the Roman Baths when you use the excellent audio guides. The actors that you meet as you walk around are really knowledgable and know how to stay in character, whilst still being able to hold great conversation. A really impressive experience for all of us, aged 7 to 67.
    Hello, thank you for leaving us a review. It's great to read that your whole family enjoyed the visit, and that one of the stand out memories was meeting the costumed characters! We hope to see you again in the future.
    Written 11 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 28 July 2023
  • Daniel L
    Swansea, United Kingdom51 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit
    Visited here as part of my 3 day stay in Bath. Very historic place with lots of artefacts to view. Found the price was high for what you get should be looked at for people on budget in a cost of living crisis but lovely place and nice little gift shop at the end
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 30 July 2023
  • L D
    Ormskirk, United Kingdom191 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent (if pricy...)
    We visited on a very warm but drizzly day. There were LOTS of guided walking tours and overseas school trips visiting Bath on the day we went (a Monday). Very busy town overall. We parked in Manvers st car park run by MiPermit (we paid £13.60 for 8 hours as we arrived at 10.30am). Entry to the Baths is by online ticket purchase only. It cost us £71 for a family ticket (2 adults and 2 kids). Pretty pricey. You arrive to queue at your designated time slot and then entry is very quick (no more than 5 minutes to queue, go through the door check and then the ticket entry counter inside). There are toilets just inside and more further into the exhibitions (we passed one more set of toilets further in). There's also the Pump Room restaurant upstairs, accessible from both inside the exhibition and from a separate entrance outside. The self guided tour was very good, giving both an adult and child version to follow. There were a few actors dressed as Romans inside who will happily talk to the kids 'in role'. The baths themselves are beautiful with their vivid green water and plentiful Roman masonry. There's also a tour round the remains of the foundations and various 'finds' including the Beau St hoard, curses and a skeleton.... In some areas there are projections of Romans enjoying and working at the Bath back in its heyday. Very visual for both adults and kids. Towards the end, you can sample some of the hot spa water from a water fountain. This runs constantly from the 1.4 million litres of hot natural spring water that is continuously pumping up out of the earth every day. Amazing. So, an expensive day out (I'm sure it was £51 for the family ticket if booked in advance.....but we forgot and booked it while in Bath for the same day) and the attached shops (there are two) are of course, expensive and selling stuff nobody needs, but the place itself is definitely worth a visit. Allow around three hours to take everything in and read the exhibit boards....
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 31 July 2023
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RickDen
Beaconsfield, UK481 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Couples
Obviously the thing to do when visiting Bath, but at £30/person I did winch a little, especially as there was six of us.

Purchase the tickets upfront, means you miss the queues and go straight in to the front desk, where you'll get your audio guide. You will 100% need this, as without it, you'll just wander around not really knowing anything.

Yes it's a lot to take in, especially with the audio guide chatting in your ear, but it tells you so much about everything, it is a must.

It took us around 3hrs to complete the whole thing, but would highly recommend.
Written 15 July 2024
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Michelle T
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Friends
I just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU to the staff at the Royal Baths in Bath. As interesting as it was to see the wonderful sights there, for me personally, it was the staff who made it. They couldn't have been more courteous, helpful and obliging and I wanted to reassure any other visitor who might be thinking about going, that if you're not so mobile like me, you can still visit this location quite easily and it has lots of little seats here and there where you can perch or rest if required. So it's a huge shout out from me for their help. From their kind offering of a 'walking stick stool' to pointing out where all the lifts were to make life just that little bit easier for me. I thank you all for a truly delightful visit.
Written 10 July 2024
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Thank you for your lovely review. I will pass on this feedback to our Front of House team.
Written 11 July 2024
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Kerry R
Saltburn-by-the-Sea, UK30 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Couples
Throughly enjoyed our visit to the Roman Baths. It was something that I thought twice about as it is on the pricey side (£58 for the 2 of us) however I am really pleased that we visited. It was interesting, the audio guide was simple to use. I do agree with what others have said though, it is a bit crowded in there and I wasn’t allowed to really read the information and see the exhibits. Stayed approx 1 hr.
Written 10 July 2024
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Thank you for your review, and we're really pleased that you enjoyed your visit. The Roman Baths is one of the country’s most popular historic attractions and at times this does mean it can get busy. The middle of the day is usually the most popular time to visit, so for a quieter experience we recommend booking tickets for just after opening time (currently 9am), or later in the day after 3pm. Throughout the summer holidays we also stay open until 10pm, and thoroughly recommend an evening visit.
Written 11 July 2024
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Julia L
Chesterfield, UK220 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Couples
I thought the baths would be just that - seeing the old Roman baths, reading a bit of history and so on but it was so much more. Part museum with hundreds of artefacts from tiny coins to giant stonework it was outstanding. All the original bath rooms are available to go in to. We were there nearly 3 hours. I’ve never been so fascinated and I think it’s so much better than Pompei even which has been stripped of many artefacts.

The included audio guide was great and was easy to use.

There’s a fountain at the end so you can feel the heat and taste the water. Erm, medicinal maybe, hint of hard boiled eggs definitely!!

My only issue is how crowded each room got. It became hard to walk through at times and I was pushed around by people’s backpacks several times.
Written 10 July 2024
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Thank you for your lovely review - we're pleased that you enjoyed your visit. The Roman Baths is one of the country’s most popular historic attractions and at times this does mean it can get busy. The middle of the day is usually the most popular time to visit, so for a quieter experience we recommend booking tickets for just after opening time (currently 9am), or later in the day after 3pm. Throughout the summer holidays we also stay open until 10pm, and thoroughly recommend an evening visit.
Written 11 July 2024
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Oli K
London, UK14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
I hesitated because of the price, but it is worth it.

Rich, yet accessible exhibition and audio guide. You are able to walk through the surprisingly expansive site at your leisure, moving through the different layers of history as you go. Genuinely evocative and moving if you are in any way a Classics fan.

Not sure it’s exciting enough for younger children.

Go earlier or later to avoid the worst crowds.
Written 10 July 2024
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Pete_and_Lou07
Belfast, UK18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Family
Went with family - 13 yo, 10yo and baby. Pre-booked so it was a bit less expensive. With the children at this age I was glad I hadn't booked guide.
Audio self-guide tours are included in ticket price. This was good for us as could go round at our own pace. And kids selected children option on audio so it was more suitable for them.
Baby was in stroller but it can't go in so has to leave inside entrance. They provide carriers but I was wishing I had my own as much more comfortable esp as likely to carry for a couple of hours
Written 9 July 2024
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Donald M
Edinburgh, UK59 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Family
Was very surprised so much to see, very informative museum not just the bath it’s self,
Very interesting few hours spent
Written 9 July 2024
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Tom
Portsmouth, UK29 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Couples
The Roman Baths is an amazing site. It's one of a kind, and a truly unique site. The story it tells of the people that lived and worked it here is great, and the characters in the free audio guide that takes you around definitely improves the immersion.

The only thing I would say, is when you're walking through the temple part of the site, it was quite hard to interpret what was going on. It felt quite claustrophobic, and I couldn't fully appreciate the archaeology.

This doesn't take away the overall positive visit that I had though, I thoroughly enjoyed my time there. It is on the pricey side as well, but you can't see anything else quite like it in Britain.
Written 9 July 2024
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Andrea
48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Couples
We were in two minds whether to do this but so glad we did. There was a short queue as we hadn’t bought tickets online but we were soon in. Audio commentary is brilliant and you can take it at your own pace. There are plenty of areas where you can sit if you can’t walk far and there are lifts available as well. Watch out round the main bath as it is uneven and a little slippy under foot. It wasn’t too busy but I would imagine during holiday time it can be. The displays are very informative and the audio content includes interviews with staff and curators. I would definitely recommend.
Written 8 July 2024
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Andrew B
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
What a beautiful building this is. It makes you realise just how advanced the Romans were to build it. We have visited several times and are usually surprised by how quiet it is which adds to the atmosphere.
Written 8 July 2024
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