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Review of Welwyn Roman Baths

Welwyn Roman Baths
Ranked #1 of 10 things to do in Welwyn
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed 10 May 2012

Very interesting, would be good for schoolchildren as it did bring history to life.

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Reviewed 2 November 2011

Although limited opening times, this is well worth a visit. Literature is suitable for all ages and school-age children will find it very interesting. The video (although a bit dated) gives an insight into the conservation of this piece of history. Very reasonable entry fee. No food on site, small souvenir area. An attraction that has not been spoilt by commercialisation! Toilets available next to car park. Entry is immediately off the roundabout - easily missed!

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Reviewed 19 July 2017
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