Welwyn Roman Baths
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, ingeniously preserved in a steel vault under the A1(M) motorway. Once part of a fine villa, the layout of the cold, warm and hot rooms and the heating system are remarkably preserved.
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.
Click here for more information about the bath-house site [2MB] and the Dicket Mead Villa that it was originally part of. French and German language versions of this information are also available.
Find out how the vault over the baths was built. Visitor toilet facilities are available on site. Refreshments can be bought from nearby Welwyn Village.
Welwyn Roman Baths, Welwyn Bypass, Hertfordshire, AL6 9FG
The baths are open to the public from January to November but closed throughout December.
Weekends and Bank Holidays,- 2-5pm , (or dusk if earlier)
Admission - Adults £2.50. Children under 16 are FREE.
For £10 you can buy an annual ticket which gives free entry to Welwyn Roman Baths and Mill Green Mill and Museum, for one year.
As the site is open for limited hours please contact our Headquarters at Mill Green Mill and Museum near Hatfield for more details regarding the bath-house on 01707 357850
This page was last updated on 12/11/2012