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Roman Baths Tours

Roman Baths
This first-century Roman bathhouse complex  was a meeting point for patricians who came to bathe, drink the curative waters, and socialize. The baths fell out of use with the Roman exodus from Britain but were rediscovered and excavated in the late-19th century. Explore the Great Bath, which is filled with steaming, mineral-rich water from Bath’s hot springs.

The Basics
The Roman Baths are the headline attraction in Bath, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. Being just 115 miles (185 kilometers) from central London and within day-tripping distance of Oxford, Brighton, Bournemouth, and Southampton, Bath is a very popular day-tour destination for visitors to South England.

Organized day tours often combine a trip to Bath and the Roman Baths with a visit to the prehistoric Stonehenge monument, the picturesque Cotswolds village of Lacock, Windsor Castle, or the cathedral town of Salisbury. If you want to begin your tour in Bath itself, try a guided walking tour of the Georgian city that includes other top attractions such as the Royal Crescent, the Circus, and Gothic Bath Abbey. Hop-on hop-off tour buses also stop at the Roman Baths. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The hot water that flows throughout the Roman Baths complex, via the Sacred Spring, is untreated, hence bathing is not allowed. 
  • Wear sturdy shoes as the stone floors are uneven. 
  • Audio guides are provided, and free tours take place hourly.
  • The complex is below street level, and features narrow walkways that may trigger claustrophobia.

How to Get There
Bath-bound Great Western Railway trains depart from London’s Paddington station and take about 90 minutes. The Roman Baths are about a 10-minute walk from Bath Spa train station. 

When to Get There
The Roman Baths are the city’s showpiece attraction and, as such, draw big crowds, particularly during July and August weekends. If you are visiting at this time, arrive before 10am or during the evening. In summer, it’s possible to visit at night, when the baths are lit by torches.

Drinking the Thermal Waters
Within the same complex as the Roman Baths is the elaborate Pump Room, a lavish 18th-century construction that served as a socializing spot for Bath’s Georgian elite. The Pump Room now houses a restaurant as well as the King’s Spa fountain, which spouts mineral water directly from the springs. Visitors can try the warm thermal waters, which are said to have curative properties. Be warned: The sulfur-tinged flavor is not to everyone’s taste. 
Address: Stall St, Bath, United Kingdom BA1 1LZ, England
Hours: Varies by season
Admission: Adult £16.50, Child £10.25
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22 Tours and Activities to Experience Roman Baths

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Roman Baths and Bath City Walking Tour

Roman Baths and Bath City Walking Tour

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See the best of Bath, including the Roman Baths, on a morning or afternoon walking tour. As you walk between the sites, hear about this UNESCO-listed city and its Roman and Georgian heritage. Admire landmarks like Bath Abbey and the Royal Crescent, and visit the Roman Baths to see the baths and artifacts left by Britain’s Roman occupiers almost 2,000 years ago. Upgrade to include the baths' admission fee.
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  • 2 hours
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$36.10
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City Sightseeing Bath Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

City Sightseeing Bath Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Explore the breathtaking city of Bath—arguably England’s most beautiful city—from the comfort of an open-top double-decker bus. With your 24-hour pass, witness the city’s grand Georgian architecture and create your own civilized itinerary with multiple stops on two different routes near the Roman Baths, the Royal Crescent, Georgian Garden and more!
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  • 45 to 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$22.55
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Small-Group 80 minute Bath Walking Tour and Avon River Cruise

Small-Group 80 minute Bath Walking Tour and Avon River Cruise

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Maximise your time in Bath and enjoy an overview of the UNESCO World Heritage listed city on this 80-minute small-group tour. Enjoy a sightseeing cruise along the Avon River and admire landmarks such as Bath Abbey, Parade Gardens, and Pulteney Bridge from the water, then follow your guide on a walking tour of attractions such as the Roman Baths, the Guildhall, and Queens Square.
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  • 1 hour 20 minutes
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$20.19
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Bath - (Half Day) Walking Tour - Blue Badge guide

Bath - (Half Day) Walking Tour - Blue Badge guide

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The historic spa city of Bath is a UNESCO World Heritage site, filled with architectural wonders and Roman monuments. With this tour, take in all the highlights on a half-day tour and benefit from the expertise of a Blue Badge registered guide. Admire the Georgian buildings along the Royal Crescent; stop at landmarks including Bath Abbey, Pulteney Bridge, and Sally Lunn's Museum; and upgrade to include skip-the-line tickets for the Roman Baths.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$325.22
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BATH: Private Walking Tour with Blue Badge Tour Guide, (2hrs), £150 per group

BATH: Private Walking Tour with Blue Badge Tour Guide, (2hrs), £150 per group

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Perfect for time-pressed and first-time visitors to Bath, this introductory tour will whisk you to the city’s top attractions. Pick from multiple daily departure times, and set off with just your Blue Badge-registered guide for company. You’ll admire Bath’s various UNESCO-listed highlights, including Bath Abbey, the Royal Crescent, Pulteney Bridge, the Roman Baths, and more. You can also further customize the itinerary based on your group’s interests.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$198.95
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BATH: Walking Tour with Blue Badge Tourist Guide (90 Minutes)

BATH: Walking Tour with Blue Badge Tourist Guide (90 Minutes)

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This is a fantastic opportunity to be introduced to the World Heritage City of Bath by the UK's only qualified tourist guides. They are the internationally respected Blue Badge registered / fully insured / Institute of Tourist Guiding qualified guides. They will ensure you take away a full understanding of Bath, and show you the must-see highlights. The walking tour will be informative, interesting, entertaining, and historically correct!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$19.89
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Full-Day Private Stonehenge & Bath Tour from London. NO SHARING.

Full-Day Private Stonehenge & Bath Tour from London. NO SHARING.

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No Sharing. Private Vehicle. A full day driver guided tour from London to Stonehenge and Bath seeing over 5,000 years of history and 2 World Heritage Sites. Private tour for your own group Luxury air conditioned vehicle Private driver guide
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  • 10 hours
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$442.12
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Private Bath & Stonehenge Day Tour Up To 7 People

Private Bath & Stonehenge Day Tour Up To 7 People

See 5000 years of history and visit 2 UNESCO World Heritage sites in one day. This is one of our most popular day tours from London. Traveling by luxury passenger van we will arrive at Stonehenge shortly after opening time and before the large tour groups from London. Then after lunch we visit the wonderful Georgian city of Bath.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$459.12
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Welcome to Bath Short Walking Tour

Welcome to Bath Short Walking Tour

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Take an express tour of Bath to see the city’s highlights in less than an hour. The ideal tour for families or those who have limited free time, the experience takes in sights of the Roman Baths, Guildhall, Theatre Royal, and more, along with the lowdown on each one. You’ll hear tips for places to eat and visit on your own as you explore the city with a local guide.
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  • 50 minutes
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$12.26
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Bath Photography Walking Tour

Bath Photography Walking Tour

Your chance to explore and photograph Bath from a professional photographers viewpoint and perspective. Not only seeing the main points of interests but walking along the River Avon and exploring some of Baths narrow streets and some of my favorite beauty spots. I keep bookings to a maximum of six guests to ensure a personal experience.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$72.95
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Bath Walking Tour with a Local Expert Guide

Bath Walking Tour with a Local Expert Guide

Bath is one of the most ancient cities in England. Known as “Aquae Sulis”, under the Roman domination the urban settlement became famous for its healthy thermal waters which brought to the construction of the Roman baths – after which the city has then been formally named. Be welcomed by one of the Bath’s landmarks – the Gothic Abbey - and follow your guide’s lead across the city centre. Step in Queen Square, look at the peculiar architecture of Royal Crescent, cross the beautiful Pultney Bridge and look at the majestic entrance of the Ancient Roman Baths. During the walk your guide will tell you stories, curiosities and anecdotes – for instance, did you know that Jane Austen used to live at Royal Crescent? And what about the famous Sally Lunn’s bakery and museum? What are you waiting for? This incredible experience is only few clicks away! The tour will last 90minutes and the small group is up to 14pax.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Private Bath City Centre Walking Tour led by a Local Professional Guide

Private Bath City Centre Walking Tour led by a Local Professional Guide

Bath is one of the most ancient cities in the West of England. Called “Aquae Sulis” after Sulis, the deity that locals used to worship at the time of the Roman conquest, the city became famous into the Empire for its healthy thermal waters – reason why it has been later called Bath. Your friendly local guide will welcome you by one of the Bath’s landmarks – the Gothic Abbey. After a quick introduction to the city history, get ready to move ahead and discover the town. Enter in Queen Square, look at the peculiar architecture of Royal Crescent, pass by the beautiful Pultney Bridge and stop by the astonishing entrance of the Ancient Roman Baths. While enjoying the pleasant walk through the streets and alleys of the historical centre, your guide will tell you stories, curiosities and anecdotes – for instance, did you know that Jane Austen used to live at Royal Crescent? And what about the famous Sally Lunn’s bakery and museum? You can't pass by without having one of those soft buns!
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  • 2 hours
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$313.09
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Medieval Bath: Trace the hidden history along its city wall on an audio walk

Medieval Bath: Trace the hidden history along its city wall on an audio walk

This self-guided audio walking tour of Bath will open your eyes to a hidden world of yesteryear. Following the line of the ancient city wall, you'll hear about people who have walked this route before you. They include the Celtic Britons and French Normans, along with the Saxons, Vikings and yes, everyone's favourites, the Romans. Why not 'lend me your ears' for a walk and talk covering 1700 years? You'll hear about: • How the Romans joined two Goddesses together • When one river becomes two • A funny story of a French girl and her secret recipe • Bath’s hidden cathedral • Burial sites beneath Bath Abbey • What remains of the ancient wall and what was thrown from it • The only true hot water springs in Britain • A famous Bath delicacy or two and some ideas of great gifts And so much more!! - so allow 1 -1.5 hours for the walk and more if you visit the Abbey and the Roman Baths.
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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes
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$5.00
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$5.00

BATH: 90-Minute Post Lockdown Special Walking Tour

BATH: 90-Minute Post Lockdown Special Walking Tour

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Following the period of lockdown due to Covid-19 we have take steps to provide socially distance walking tours of Bath in line with the UK government's guidelines. We have also been certified by Visit England. This tour is designed to give the many visitors to Bath a chance to enjoy the city in a safe and well managed environment. The tour will be limited to your group and be conducted by the UK's only qualified tourist guides. They are the internationally respected BLUE BADGE registered / fully insured / Institute of Tourist Guiding qualified guides. They will ensure you take away a complete understanding of Bath, including how it fits into the history and geography of the UK as a whole. It will be informative, interesting and of course entertaining! Group Size: Maximum of 5
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  • 2 hours
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$132.63
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Bath Private Family Tour With Bath University Guide

Bath Private Family Tour With Bath University Guide

Explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site site during a customised tour where every member of your family will receive one-on-one attention. Learn about a wide array of sites and topics such as the Bath Abby, the Roman Baths and Jane Austin’s connection to the city. Along the way you will see wondrous sights such as the Pulteney Bridge. It is one of only four bridges in the entire world which has shops throughout both sides, and the only one in England! Besides learning about the fascinating history of the Roman Baths you will also see the beautiful Thermae Bath Spa, Britain’s only thermal spa. Admiring this stunning modern addition to this historic city may entice you to a dip in their rooftop pool. While this is sadly not included in the tour you are free to admire the views of the Bath skyline after the tour. As all our private tours, this experience can be tailored to your needs and interests!
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  • 2 hours
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$106.09
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Private Self-Guided Treasure Hunt around Bath - Romans and Royals

Private Self-Guided Treasure Hunt around Bath - Romans and Royals

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A fun and different way to see Bath! Solve satisfying clues and follow beautiful maps sent to your phones. Spot things other people take for granted! You’ll learn interesting facts and stories. Everything is outdoors and you can do social distancing.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$13.25
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$13.25

8-Day Immersive English Programme in Bath

8-Day Immersive English Programme in Bath

If you are looking for a unique and exciting experience, then our English Development Programme is a great option. This exclusive programme includes 15 hours of tailored English language tuition with a certified tutor. You will also experience the very best England has to offer with an experienced tour guide. We take care of all the details including logistics and reservations. We can tailor our programme to your unique interests and this 7 night programme is based in a luxury, top rated hotel in the beautiful UNESCO city of Bath.
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  • 8 days
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$2,402.33
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$2,402.33
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3-Day Private Tour from Bath to Avebury and Stonehenge

3-Day Private Tour from Bath to Avebury and Stonehenge

This private tour allows guests to discover centuries of history with included visits to Stonehenge, Avebury and Portsmouth's historic dockyard. Live in the Roman legacy during your time in Bath and visit the world's most famous prehistoric monuments. Explore the natural hot springs of Bath said to contain 'healing properties' on your included trip to The Roman Baths and enjoy a decadent tasting experience at the Pump Room Restaurant.
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  • 3 days
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$648.58
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Food Heroes of Bath

Food Heroes of Bath

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On the "Food Heroes" walking tour, you’ll spend a leisurely three hours visiting foodie outlets with your group.  Your private guide will introduce you to local artisans, who give you an insider’s look into food production in Bath.  Experience an alternative tour where you sample 8 different non-alcoholic drinks and foods, all made locally in a UNESCO World Heritage Site city.
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  • 3 hours
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$86.21
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Half-Day Small-Group Culinary Comforts Food Tour in Bath

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Half-Day Small-Group Culinary Comforts Food Tour in Bath

Explore Bath using your taste buds! Take a food tour with a qualified tourist guide and passionate local who works in the city's food industry. This is a mystery tour for the senses with a new itinerary every day showcasing the best available artisans! Samples are carefully curated to reflect the idea of home-comforts, to lift us up when times are tough. There's unique teas, tasty local cheeses, perfectly baked breads, and delicate desserts to set your senses alight. Taste, sight, sound, smell, and touch! You'll use them all to experience this delightful city, while meeting friendly culinary personalities to sample their comforting culinary creations. Our creative artisans will share their product and stories with you, showing how they champion their corner of Bath's culinary industry. We'll even share our secrets on the best places to eat, drink and shop around town!
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  • 3 hours
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$68.97
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Stonehenge and Bath City Tour - Private tour from Bath

Stonehenge and Bath City Tour - Private tour from Bath

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Private tour with private transportation exploring one of Britain's most famous monuments - Stonehenge and the beautiful city of Bath. • Explore the famous site of Stonehenge with your private guide • Your guide will share interesting stories on Stonehenge, how it was built and the latest archaeological discoveries • Your private walking tour of Bath will give you a great introduction to the city • You will be shown around Bath by a guide who was born and grew up in Bath • Throughout the day enjoy the benefits of a local private guide and private transportation • All admissions included This tour picks-up and drops-off at locations In Bath – ideal for visitors staying in Bath or visiting Bath for the day.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$281.85
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Bath City Tour & Fly a Hawk Experience - Day Tour from Bath

Bath City Tour & Fly a Hawk Experience - Day Tour from Bath

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Tick off two classic British experiences in just one day with a combined city tour and hawking package in Bath. Explore the historical city with your personal guide for intimate insight into landmarks including Bath Abbey and Pulteney Bridge, then transfer to a rural falconry center to learn more about the traditional practice and get hands-on experience flying a hawk. Private round-trip transfer from your hotel ensures a hassle-free day.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$238.74
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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are Roman Baths hours of operation?
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Roman Baths hours of operation: Varies by season. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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