Baths soak up increased numbers – despite ratings slip.

The Great Bath - part of the  Roman bathing complex built around the thermal waters.
The Great Bath – part of the Roman bathing complex built around the thermal waters.

Bath’s Roman Baths and Pump Room have slipped from 19th to 23rd place in the list of most visited UK attractions for 2013 – according to the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions.

However it’s only because other sites in London showed even  bigger increases in visitor numbers. The Baths actually showed a 7 per cent increase in numbers from 1,064,177 in 2012 to 1,135,007 in 2013.

It’s nearest rival was Stonehenge which managed 21st place with 1,241,296 – an increase of 18.9 per cent over the previous year.

The British Museum retained its place at number one with 6,695,213 – a 20 per cent increase over the previous year!