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Welwyn Roman Baths

Welwyn By Pass Road, Welwyn AL6 9FG, England
+44 1707 357850
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Nice attraction

Good little attraction. Great place to take the kids. Bit of a hidden treasure really. Seek it out... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
James S
Worthwhile lowkey attraction in Welwyn

We visited the Baths en-famille at a summer event, so there was plenty to involve the grandchildren... read more

Reviewed 23 January 2018
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Tunnel through time to the world of the Romans - with a visit to Welwyn Roman Baths. You can't take a hot bath any more - the boiler went out about 1,800 years ago when the Romans left! But you can see some fascinating remains which have survived from their time. Learn about how the Romans liked to relax with an elegant culture of bathing, and admire their creativity and style. The bath house remains are a scheduled ancient monument and were once part of a fine villa. The layout of the cold, warm and hot rooms and the heating system are remarkably well preserved. The baths are ingeniously preserved in a steel vault under the A1(M) motorway. You can find out how this vault was built. Also on display are archaeological finds from the Welwyn area and an exhibition devoted to the history of the site, which was uncovered during the 1960s and 70s by the Welwyn Archaeological Society. Welwyn Roman Baths are open Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays and 7 Days a week during Hertfordshire School Holidays 2-5pm PLEASE NOTE WE ARE CLOSED THROUGHOUT DECEMBER.
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Welwyn By Pass Road, Welwyn AL6 9FG, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good little attraction. Great place to take the kids. Bit of a hidden treasure really. Seek it out during the next holiday.

Thank James S
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

We visited the Baths en-famille at a summer event, so there was plenty to involve the grandchildren outside the site itself. The baths are buried under the A1M in a large steel tunnel. You arrive down a smaller tunnel from the car park/picnic area above...More

3  Thank grahamee
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

We visited the Roman Baths in Welwyn at Easter this year. I had not been for many years, and was delighted to see how the museum has developed. Although it is small, there is plenty there to keep adults and children interested for approx an...More

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Reviewed 11 August 2017

Great to take my daughter to a local gem for her to be able to see a REAL Roman Baths and for her to imagine all what she learnt about at school the previous term (yep know its the holidays BUT she has been talking...More

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Reviewed 8 August 2017

Very interesting history in saving this site from the motorway. Interactive displays are fun as well as very informative

Thank Jane R
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Reviewed 31 July 2017

The Welwyn Roman Baths are situated in a small museum underneath the A1 motorway on the outskirts of Welwyn. The baths were discovered shortly before the motorway was built and it was decided to create a sort of vault under the new motorway so that...More

Thank RIchard035
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Reviewed 3 July 2017

You would never know it was there. Having discovered it in the middle of the planned A1(M) construction route they built a steel vault over the top to protect it for posterity. The motorway runs 9 metres above it!! Well laid out, masses of information...More

Thank 84BSM
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Reviewed 1 July 2017

An hour well spent at the Welwyn Roman Baths. What a pleasant place to visit; definitely eye opening. Maybe its just me but to be so close to the exhibit was really exciting; I felt so part of it. The surround of the exhibit was...More

1  Thank Amal C
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Reviewed 15 May 2017

We spent a great hour or two in the steps of our Roman ancestors at this historic site It's highly educational and informative and well worth a visit. Just a couple f minutes from the motorway which runs over the top.

2  Thank Matsudana
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Reviewed 13 April 2017

This is by and far away one of the best exhibits I have ever been to. Whilst being small, they have made the most of the space they have and really made the place and time come alive. There is something for all ages. We...More

1  Thank ladawncp
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