Roman summer

Visitors to the Roman Baths will get more time to soak up the special torch-lit atmosphere of the Great Bath this summer as opening hours are extended.

They will stay open until 10pm (last admission 9pm) during Torchlit Summer Evenings, which run from Friday 21 June to Saturday 31 August 2019.

The historic site takes on a magical atmosphere as the daylight fades and the flaming torches are lit. Visitors can walk around the Great Bath where people bathed nearly 2,000 years ago, see the ruins of the Temple of Sulis Minerva where Roman worshippers gathered, and explore the fascinating Roman Baths museum.

Councillor Paul Crossley, the cabinet member for Community (Leisure, Tourism & Culture), said: “Summer evenings are a wonderful time to visit the Roman Baths, as the daytime crowds disappear, the sun begins to set and the torches are lit.

Last year more than 50,000 people visited on summer evenings, including 1,000 local residents who enjoyed Torchlit Summer Evenings for free with their Discovery Card.”

Admission to the Roman Baths is free for Bath and North East Somerset residents with a Discovery Card.

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