See one of the best preserved Roman remains with your very own eyes on an exploratory trip to the Roman Baths.
1,170,000 litres of steaming spring water reaching 46 °C still fill the bathing site every single day. The Romans believed that this was the mystical work of the Gods but we now know that the water source, which comes from the King’s Spring, fell as rain water around 10,000 BC.
Visit The Great Bath, the magnificent epicentre to the complex, and walk on the ancient pavements as the Romans did 2,000 years ago. Afterwards, spend some time exploring the interactive museum full of ancient coins and artefacts that were found in the baths.
Opening to visitors in 1897, this Ancient Monument had limited accessibility, but over the past ten years the heritage attraction’s key focus has been on making it accessible to all visitors. Thanks to recently introduced lifts and step-free walkways, the Roman Baths is now 90% accessible for wheelchair users, and its innovative suspended walkway now allows visitors on foot and using wheelchairs to experience the ancient Temple Precinct together.
Visitors with limited mobility can borrow the attraction’s wheelchairs and walking stick seats free of charge and a small mobility scooter is also available if a visitor’s own is too large for the lifts. For visitors with hearing or visual impairments, there are British Sign Language and enhanced descriptive tours, audio tours in 12 languages and digital projections of Roman life shown throughout the site.
Information is also available in large print and braille, alongside tactile maps and models. For visitors with autism, there are information sheets available on the attraction’s website to help plan a stress-free visit.