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The History of Bath

Bath is rich in heritage and is well-known for its Roman and Georgian history. Some of the most impressive architectural sights in Europe can be found in Bath and the city has around 5,000 listed buildings. Some of the finest examples of Bath’s history and architecture can be explored at the Roman Baths, Royal Crescent, Circus, Pulteney Bridge and Bath Abbey:

Roman Baths

Visit the heart of the World Heritage Site. Around Britain's only hot spring, the Romans built a magnificent temple and bathing complex that still flows with natural hot water. See the water's source and walk where Romans walked on the ancient stone pavements.

Thermae Bath Spa

Using the warm, mineral-rich waters which the Celts and Romans enjoyed over 2000 years ago, Thermae Bath Spa is Britain's original and only natural thermal Spa. Thermae is a remarkable combination of 'old and new' where historic spa buildings blend with the contemporary design of the New Royal Bath.

The Royal Crescent, The Circus & Pulteney Bridge

The Royal Crescent was built between 1767 and 1775 and designed by John Wood the younger; the crescent contains some 30 houses. The Circus was a masterpiece of John Wood the Elder is a stupendous creative accomplishment and one of the key reasons Bath was awarded the title of World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Pulteney Bridge, is the only historic bridge, apart from the Ponte Vecchio in Florence, to have shops built into it and was designed by Robert Adams.

Bath Abbey

Begun in 1499, Bath Abbey is the last of the great medieval churches of England. Over the past twelve and a half centuries, three different churches have occupied the site of today’s Abbey; an Anglo-Saxon Abbey Church dating from 757, a massive Norman cathedral begun about 1090, and the present Abbey church.


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