When we went to Bath, it was only for a few hours on a bus trip, and we weren’t even going to go to one of the biggest tourist destinations, the Roman Baths. I’m glad we changed our mind though because it’s been one of my favourite things I’ve seen in England.The Roman baths in Bath include the Temple Sulis Minerva, the scared spring, the bath house, and the museum with artefacts found at the site. You get an audio guide to carry around and listen to, which I would recommend if you really like learning more about places. It had some good insights and the only plaques with information on were in the museum bit so it gave you information on the other parts around the complex. It really gave you a sense of what it would have been like when the Roman baths were in use as well.From the top level of the baths, you then head into the museum were there are artefacts that have been found and preserved, including this one pieced together below which was at the front of the Temple Sulis Minerva. This area would have had a floor over it, and the stones beneath would heat the floor above.I didn’t realise how big the Roman complex actually was, and we were in there well over an hour, but I could have stayed longer as we were in a time crunch so had to head out. An adult ticket is £13.50 (the official website with more information is here) which considering the amount of information and rooms to see, I think is a pretty fair price. It’s one of the more interesting places I’ve been to, I just really wish it was still hygienic enough to still have a soak in, it would be an amazing setting for an afternoon of relaxation in the hot pools. I did stick my fingers in when no one was looking and can confirm that the water is indeed warm!
Have you ever been to the Roman Baths?