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About Bath

Learn all about Bath

  1. Facts about Bath
    Think you know all there is to know about Bath? Here are 15 little-known facts about the city...
  2. Famous People from Bath
    Ever since its legendary beginnings, Bath has been home to a cast of colourful characters; from Anglo-Saxon royalty to an eighteenth-century dandy, these extraordinary historical figures each helped shape the city into what it is today...
  3. What does water mean to Bath?
    From ancient thermal springs to tranquil places to enjoy water in and around the city, and from modern day spas and spa hotels to tasting the mineral water, Bath’s history is closely tied to water. The city's second UNESCO inscription as part of the Great Spa Towns of Europe is testament to the importance of the waters in Bath's heritage.
  1. Jane Austen fans, dressed in period costume, on Royal Crescent
    The city of Bath has a strong literary heritage, with authors past and present gathering inspiration from the city.
  2. The Roman Baths

    Tony Crouch, City of Bath World Heritage Site Manager, tells us about the Great Spa Towns of Europe project and what this second UNESCO inscription means for Bath.

    2 Sep 2021
  3. Prior Park Landscape Garden in autumn

    From spectacular Georgian crescents to immaculate gardens, explore ten of the most stunning sights in Bath.

    3 Nov 2019

Bath's History and Heritage

  1. UNESCO World Heritage site
    Bath is the only city in the UK to be a designated World Heritage Site in its entirety. In 2021, Bath received an exceptional second UNESCO listing as part of the Great Spa Towns of Europe.
  2. Bath's Spa Heritage
    Browse our timeline to find out more about Bath's spa history.
  3. Bath Architecture
    Bath’s iconic architecture is one of the many reasons why the city is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, from its Roman origins to the fashionable eighteenth-century designs that form many of the city’s most recognisable buildings.
  4. History and Heritage
    Bath is steeped in history. As well as being a vibrant and thriving twenty-first-century city, Bath is a living museum. History and heritage line the city’s streets.
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