Visitors to the historic Roman Baths will be able to soak up the special atmosphere of the Great Bath illuminated by torchlight this summer, as the opening hours are once again extended.
The Roman Baths will stay open until 10pm (last admission 9pm) during Torchlit Summer Evenings, which run from Friday 21st June to Saturday 31st August 2019.
The historic site takes on a magical atmosphere as the daylight fades and the flaming torches are lit.
Visitors can walk around the Great Bath where people bathed nearly 2,000 years ago, see the ruins of the Temple of Sulis Minerva where Roman worshippers gathered, and explore the fascinating Roman Baths museum.
Councillor Paul Crossley, cabinet member for Community (Leisure, Tourism & Culture) at Bath & North East Somerset Council, said: “Summer evenings are a wonderful time to visit the Roman Baths, as the daytime crowds disappear, the sun begins to set and the torches are lit.
“Last year more than 50,000 people visited on summer evenings, including 1,000 local residents who enjoyed Torchlit Summer Evenings for free with their Discovery Card.”
For those who want to enjoy the experience with a glass of fizz in hand, a pop-up bar beside the Great Bath will serve Prosecco and soft drinks every evening from 6pm to 9.15pm.
The Pump Room restaurant will stay open late for dinner and drinks, including live music every evening, with the Roman Baths Kitchen offering a more informal setting with alfresco dining.
Admission to the Roman Baths is free for Bath and North East Somerset residents with a Discovery Card.
The following money-saving packages are available:
Carpe Noctem package
Includes admission to the Roman Baths and a glass of Prosecco from the bar beside the Great Bath. The package offers a saving of 10% off the walk-up ticket price and £1 off a glass of Prosecco. £23.00 (weekday) / £24.80 (weekend). Book at www.romanbaths.co.uk/torchlit.
From Romans to Georgians
Enjoy a visit to the Roman Baths followed by an evening meal in the Georgian splendour of the Pump Room restaurant. Includes a chilled glass of Champagne around the magical torchlit Great Bath followed by a three-course dinner and coffee accompanied by the resident pianist. £56.00 (excluding wine). Book at https://visitbath.digitickets.co.uk/tickets. (July and August only.)
Spas Ancient and Modern
Combine a visit to the Roman Baths, including a three-course lunch or champagne afternoon tea at the Pump Room restaurant, with an evening at Thermae Bath Spa.
Spa treatments can be booked as an optional extra. Lunch £86.00/champagne tea £90.00. Book at https://visitbath.digitickets.co.uk/tickets.
Torchlit Visit and Dinner at the Roman Baths Kitchen
Visit the Roman Baths and enjoy a three-course evening meal at the Roman Baths Kitchen. £49.00 (excluding wine). Book at https://visitbath.digitickets.co.uk/tickets.