AN American tourist on holiday in the UK has gone viral after admitting to making a very embarrassing mistake.

A video posted by TkTok user Emmy shows her visit to the city of Bath in the UK.

However, she said she didn't realise you couldn't swim in the Roman baths – and even packed her swimsuit.

She wrote: "Raise your hand if you thought the Roman baths still worked and p]acked a swimsuit for the trip only to realise they're not functioning and the water looks like this."

She added in the comments it was "100% human error but I'm going to blame heat stroke".

The video has been liked nearly 180k times on TikTok, with people divided about whether it was an easy mistake to make.

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Lots of people commented that she likely was confused by the Thermae Bath Spa, which is across the road and can be visited by tourists.

Emmy wrote in response: "I got my wires crossed! The tour said baths entry and I was too jet lagged to investigate further."

Some people were on her side, as one person said there are many Roman baths that are "fully functioning and extremely popular" elsewhere in the world.

Another person said that tourists could swim in the baths until 1978 but was banned when the water was deemed too dangerous.

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Others were not as sympathetic.

One person wrote: "This is the most 'American tourist' thing I have ever seen somebody admit to."

Another person said: "This is like going to the Colosseum expecting to see gladiators."

A third added: "Who doesn’t read up about a place you’re going to visit?"

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