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Historic Sites

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, with every footstep revealing compelling cultural attractions and astonishing architecture. It’s why Bath is the only city in the UK designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

It all starts at the Roman Baths, the city’s oldest and most famous historic attraction. The beautifully preserved ruins have been augmented by reconstructions and interactive displays illustrating how Bath’s natural hot springs have been attracting visitors for thousands of years. It offers an immersive insight into the daily lives of some of our city’s earliest inhabitants.

Bath’s Roman roots are just part of the story. We’re also Britain’s finest Georgian city. Every street reveals another inspiring sight – a wide, well-planned thoroughfare created for promenading, perhaps, or that perfectly proportioned façade, flower-filled window box or subtle architectural detail.

There’s harmony and beauty everywhere. Around 5,000 listed buildings are dotted around our streets and squares. These include iconic sites like the Royal Crescent, a sweeping curve of townhouses built from honey-coloured Bath stone, and The Circus, a unique blend of classical Roman and British Pagan influences that is uniquely Bath.

The elegant Pulteney Bridge is another Bath original. Lined on both sides with shops, it’s one of just four such structures left in the world.  You’d need to go to Venice or Florence to see another like it.

There is lots to see inside too. Bath is home to an impressive collection of museums (more per square mile than any other city in the UK). Take your pick from the Jane Austen Centre, No.1 Royal Crescent, Fashion Museum, Museum of East Asian Art, Holburne Museum, Museum of Bath at Work and Herschel Museum of Astronomy, to name but a few.

For the full lowdown on Bath’s UNESCO World Heritage status, download our audio walking tour to your smartphone. Taking in many of the city’s historic architectural highlights and museums, it’s the perfect way to explore Bath’s past.

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Assembly Rooms

Central Bath

The social epicentre of Georgian Bath.

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Dyrham Park

Gloucestershire

An elegant seventeenth-century mansion and deer park set in acres of rolling ...

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Theatre Royal Bath

Central Bath

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Bath's historic, beautifully renovated, traditional theatre.

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Pulteney Bridge

Central Bath

A historic, shop-lined bridge spanning the River Avon.

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Wells Cathedral

Wells

The 'most poetic of the English Cathedrals' set in the heart of ...

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Bath Abbey

Central Bath

A historic, richly atmospheric place of worship.

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Sydney Gardens

Bath

One of the few remaining eighteenth-century pleasure gardens in the UK.

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Salisbury Cathedral

Salisbury

Salisbury Cathedral proudly features Britain's tallest spire, the world's oldest working mechanical ...

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Beckford’s Tower and Museum

Bath

A nineteenth-century folly and museum collection, offering splendid cityscape views.

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Herschel Museum of Astronomy

Central Bath

Explore the eighteenth-century astronomers' house, including his workshop, music room and the ...

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Great Pulteney Street

Central Bath

At over 1,000 feet long and 100 feet wide, Great Pulteney Street is the ...

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Longleat

Wiltshire

Drive-through safari in the grounds of a historic stately home - the ...

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Museum of Bath Architecture

Bath

Discover how Bath was designed and built, transforming from a medieval provincial ...

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Bath Street

Central Bath

With its impressive colonnades and cobbled paving, Bath Street is incredibly picturesque.

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American Museum and Gardens

Bath

Journey through the history of America.

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