A chance to see one of the country’s great historic sites in a different light with the announcement that there will be late night opening of the Roman Baths in Bath throughout the summer.
From 22 July – 31 August the iconic site will be open until 10pm, offering visitors a rare chance to see the Great Bath illuminated by torchlight, explore the museum at a relaxed pace, and enjoy a drink under the summer evening sky.
Once the site of one of the great religious spas of the ancient world, the Roman Baths has been attracting visitors for nearly 2,000 years – when Romans flocked to the city of Bath (or Aquae Sulis as it was known then) to bathe and worship at the site of the only natural thermal springs in Britain.
Today the historic site is one of the UK’s top attractions and a must-see for any visitor to the West Country. Late night opening will offer the chance to extend a day out and enjoy the iconic site with friends and family this summer.
Councillor Kevin Guy, Leader of Bath & North East Somerset Council, said: “Summer Lates offer a wonderful opportunity to explore the Roman Baths after the daytime crowds have left, and experience the magical atmosphere beside the Great Bath as the sun begins to set. If you’re a local resident, don’t forget that you can visit for free with a Discovery Card, and enjoy one of Bath’s most famous sites out of hours.”
Throughout Summer Lates the historic site will stay open until 10pm with last admission at 9pm. A pop-up bar beside the Great Bath will open from 11.30am daily, selling Champagne, prosecco and soft drinks.
The Roman Baths Shop will stay open late for visitors to browse the wide range of gifts, many with a Roman and Georgian flavour, including souvenirs, toiletries, jewellery, biscuits, chocolate, locally made crafts, prints and much more.
For those who want to combine their visit to the Roman Baths with a glass of fizz, or dinner in the grand Pump Room restaurant, a variety of packages will be available:
Bubbles by the Baths
Includes Roman Baths admission and a discounted glass of fizz or a soft drink by the Great Bath.
From Romans to Georgians
Includes Roman Baths admission, a glass of English fizz or a soft drink by the Great Bath, and a three-course meal in the Pump Room with live music from the resident pianist.
The Pump Room restaurant will stay open late so that diners can enjoy a two or three-course evening meal accompanied by music from the resident pianist. Book a table here
To book tickets, visit www.romanbaths.co.uk.
Admission to the Roman Baths is free for residents of Bath and North East Somerset with a Discovery Card. Advance booking recommended. For more information, visit www.bathnes.gov.uk/discoverycard