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Recreation Ground

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Address: North Parade, Bath BA2 4DS, England
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+44 1225 325200
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Mon - Fri 09:15 - 17:15

Established in 1865, Bath Rugby is one of the oldest and most prestigious...

Established in 1865, Bath Rugby is one of the oldest and most prestigious rugby clubs in the world. The Recreation Ground, or 'Rec' is one of the most idyllic rugby grounds in the country. It nestles next to the River Avon, under the shadow of both the Bath Abbey and Great Pulteney Street, a Georgian masterpiece.

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Iconic rugby ground!

Been here a few times, proper rugby ground, good crowd, easy entrance and exit, plenty of bars and toilets. Never any problems here, if you are a rugby fan it is a 'must go... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Surrey, United Kingdom
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Been here a few times, proper rugby ground, good crowd, easy entrance and exit, plenty of bars and toilets. Never any problems here, if you are a rugby fan it is a 'must go' place. Shame Harlequins could not win! We will be back!

Thank Denia1956
Devon, england
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Second visit to this historic beautiful ground. A must for any rugby fan fantastic atmosphere great fans an absolute credit to Bath.

Thank Mark B
Bath, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

The main bar ... Surely SURELY Bath Rugby or whichever Corporate runs the bar must have some previous intelligence on how many pints of lager/Guinness/ale/cider they pour during the interval , whether it's a Thursday , Friday , Saturday or Sunday . So why don't they (at least) pour a %age of pints in readiness for the 15 or so... More 

Thank Peter B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We happened to be in Bath and realised Bath were playing Saracens during our stay. The location of the ground is right in the centre of the city and tickets were readily available.Top class premiership rugby with a smattering of Internationals on show. Great game. Wonderful atmosphere. Well worth a visit if you are in Bath.

Thank letter1
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86 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

A wonderful and atmospheric place to watch sport. There is no better place and it is close to the train station which makes life easy.

Thank weeksie501
Bath, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Visitors to Bath that know about Rugby will play a visit to the hallowed ground of Bath Rugby set next to the river Avon amidst the Georgian splendour of the world heritage site of Bath you will be forgiven og f thinking about the Roman history and the sports that will have been played out in this location. Whilst Bath... More 

Thank Seayeaitch
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142 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

The pitch is right by the city and has fantastic views back to the abbey and city. There is a great family atmosphere and it is enjoyable to spill on to the grass before and after the game. The queues for the beer were dreadful and we gave up before the game as we would have missed the start. Only... More 

Thank pandtReading
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

I went to a game of Bath Rugby because a English friend invited me. As a Dutch guy I've been to lots of international tests but a match of Bath Rugby at the Rec is a whole different level. You smell the grass, you feel the tackles, you hear the clashes and you enjoy it all with a beer, mixed... More 

Thank Bram N
Andover, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

The first time to see the home of bath rugby was amazing to see and so nice clean. That why the sport is great.

Thank 177allen
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

I can't fault the location but depending on where you sit the sight lines on the game can be poor. The facilities are basic due to the temporary nature of much of the stadium. I'd eat outside of the ground as on our visit (one of many) the food ran out at several of the stalls leaving chips, chips or... More 

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