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1. The Roman Baths

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The Roman Baths

The Roman Baths are situated in the centre of the city near to Bath Abbey, and have to be one of the most interesting and important visitor attractions in the UK. Highlights include the open air Great Bath, its hot vaprous waters surrounded by 19th century pillars, terraces and statues of famous Romans; the Circular Bath, where bathers cooled off; the Norman King's Bath; and part of the temple of Minerva.
 
Among a quantity of coins, jewellery and sculpture exhibited are the gilt bronze head of Sulis Minerva, the local deity, and a grand, Celtic inspired gorgon's head from the temple's pediment. Models of the complex at its greatest give some idea of the awe which it must have inspired, while the graffiti salvaged from the Roman era - mainly curses and boasts - give a personal slant on this antique leisure centre. 
 
The Pump Room is a striking neo classical salon which was regarded as the social heart of Bath for more than two centuries, frequented by officers and ladies in the Georgian era, and the famous dandy, Beua Brummel. Admission to the pump room is free, and the Pump Room Restaurant is open daily for morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea.  
 
The Roman Baths Address:
Roman Baths
Pump Room
Stall Street
Bath
BA1 1LZ
England, UK

The Roman Baths Opening Times:
January and February, 9.30 am to 4.30 pm, exit 5.30 pm
March to June 9.00 am to 5.00 pm, exit 6.00 pm
July and August 9.00 am to 9.00 pm, exit 10.00 pm
September and October, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm, exit 6.00 pm
November and December, 9.30 am to 4.30pm, exit 5.30 pm

Closed 25th and 26th December

The Roman Baths Admission:
Adult £11.50 (12.50 during July and August)
Concessions £10.00
Children (6 to 16 yrs.) £7.50                
Family (2 adults & 2 children) £33.00
 
Joint tickets for the Roman Baths and the Fashion Museum are available. Please see the Roman Baths website for full details.
 
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