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Welwyn Roman Baths

Welwyn By Pass Road, Welwyn AL6 9FG, England
+44 1707 357850
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A piece of ancient history on our doorstep

If you haven't been - you should! Informative & interesting and wonderful activities for the family... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2016
tsinuk
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Hatfield, United Kingdom
Hidden Gem

I've lived near here for over 10 years and never been but impromptu visit with kids 7 & 10 paid... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2016
Foxykit
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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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Hours Today: 14:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Welwyn By Pass Road, Welwyn AL6 9FG, England
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+44 1707 357850
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Reviewed 15 August 2016

If you haven't been - you should! Informative & interesting and wonderful activities for the family to do and educate yourselves at the same time.

Thank tsinuk
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

I've lived near here for over 10 years and never been but impromptu visit with kids 7 & 10 paid off. Fascinating and a real slice of our history. Amazing guide - so knowledgeable and helpful.

Thank Foxykit
Reviewed 30 July 2016

These excavated Roman baths are surrounded by user-friendly displays giving plenty of information about the history of the baths, their excavation and other Roman settlements in the area. Display cases house small finds from the dig, such as jewellery and pottery, while there are activities...More

Thank quirkydiva
Reviewed 16 July 2016

This small attraction is full of information about our Roman ancestors - it has lots to do for children as there is a question and answer sheet for them to complete which keeps them interested. It is well laid out

Thank Janette B
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Just a small but very interesting place. The two young boys we had with us aged 7 and 8 really enjoyed it and want to return. Lots for kids to do!

Thank Irene M
Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

Popped into the Roman baths as passing the area fairly late on Sunday afternoon , 30 mins prior to closing Mike showed us round and told my son and myself lots of interesting stories & facts - he was most helpful and welcoming Good value...More

Thank ktbelle57
Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

Nice to see a part of Roman Britain but a shame they put the A1 over a large chunk of it. We were there for about 45 mins

Thank Steve E
Reviewed 2 May 2016

We enjoyed a lovely hour here at Welwyn Baths. It's fascinating and interesting and our 9 year old granddaughter really enjoyed it too. Great value for money - children under 16 free and we, as seniors, paid £3.50 each. It helped that the lady attendant...More

Thank Ann2shoes1
Reviewed 26 April 2016

such an interesting place to visit and amazing to think that it is to be found underneath the busy A! - how many people rushing up the busy road know what an interesting site lies underneath - good for children and adults to visit

Thank kty910
Reviewed 16 April 2016

Daughter is learning about Romans at school so thought this might help. Wow it was lovely there. Staff very knowledgeable and helpful. Very child friendly with a little quiz. Highly recommend

Thank Donna S
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