Torchlight summer evenings Roman style – One of the jewels in the UK’s cultural crown, the Roman baths at Bath, will be opening until 10pm every evening during July and August for a special season of Torchlit Summer Evenings.
The Roman Baths take on a magical atmosphere once the sun goes down, the crowds disappear and the flickering torches are lit.
Set in the heart of the city, the Roman Baths is a magnificent ancient temple and bathing complex on the site of Britain’s only hot spring, which still flows with naturally hot water.
Visitors can walk around the Great Bath where people bathed nearly 2,000 years ago, see the ruins of the temple of Minerva where Roman worshippers gathered, and explore the Roman Baths museum. An evening spent wandering around the Roman Baths is a special experience.
Run by Bath & North East Somerset Council, the Roman Baths attracts more than 1 million visitors every year, making it one of the most visited heritage attractions in the UK.
The Roman Baths will be open every day in July and August from 9am to 10pm. Last entry is 9pm. Adult tickets for the Roman Baths will cost £15.50 in July and August. Entry is free for local Discovery Card holders.
The Pump Room restaurant will be open late for dinner and drinks, with live music every evening. Last orders 9.00pm. Please call 01225 444477 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book. The Roman Baths Kitchen offers a more informal setting with alfresco dining. Reservations can be made on 01225 477877 or email email@example.com. The Roman Baths shop will stay open every day until 10pm.
You can combine a tour of the Roman Baths with a dinner package or a trip to nearby Thermae Bath Spa, where you can bathe overlooking the twinkling lights of the city as the sun goes down. More at www.romanbaths.co.uk