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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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Prior Park Landscape Garden Explore a magnificent eighteenth-century landscape garden offering stunning views of Bath. /listings/single/prior-park-landscape-garden
The Holburne Museum Fascinating art exhibitions in an impressively majestic setting. /listings/single/the-holburne-museum
Herschel Museum of Astronomy Explore the eighteenth-century astronomers' house, including his workshop, music room and the ... /listings/single/herschel-museum-of-astronomy
Stonehenge Stonehenge stands impressively as a prehistoric monument of unique importance, a World ... /listings/single/stonehenge
Stanton Drew Stone Circle Ancient standing stones swathed in local folklore. /listings/single/stanton-drew-stone-circle
St Michael’s Without Peace, quiet and contemplation under one historic roof. /listings/single/st-michaels-without
Sally Lunn’s Kitchen Museum See where the local delicacy, the original Bath bun, was born, in ... /listings/single/sally-lunns-historic-eating-house-museum
Sydney Gardens One of the few remaining eighteenth-century pleasure gardens in the UK. /listings/single/sydney-gardens
High Parts Tours at Wells Cathedral Climb the spiral staircase and go behind-the-scenes to walk in the footsteps ... /listings/single/high-parts-tours-at-wells-cathedral
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No.1 Royal Crescent Step inside eighteenth-century life in this Georgian townhouse. /listings/single/no.1-royal-crescent
Dyrham Park An elegant seventeenth-century mansion and deer park set in acres of rolling ... /listings/single/dyrham-park
Pulteney Bridge A historic, shop-lined bridge spanning the River Avon. /listings/single/pulteney-bridge
Theatre Royal Bath Bath's historic, beautifully renovated, traditional theatre. /listings/single/theatre-royal-bath
The Royal Mint Experience The only place in the world where you can watch the United ... /listings/single/the-royal-mint-experience
Beckford’s Tower and Museum A nineteenth-century folly and museum collection, offering splendid cityscape views. /listings/single/beckfords-tower-museum
Tyntesfield A spectacular Victorian Gothic revival house with gardens and parkland. /listings/single/tyntesfield
The Roman Baths The epicentre (and raison d'être!) of the World Heritage city of ... /listings/single/roman-baths
Bath Street With its impressive colonnades and cobbled paving, Bath Street is incredibly picturesque. /listings/single/bath-street
The Bishop’s Palace and Gardens Stunning Medieval Bishop's Palace with 14 acres of mature, landscaped gardens to enjoy, ... /listings/single/the-bishops-palace-gardens
Avon Valley Railway The Avon Valley Railway is returning steam to the Avon Valley. /listings/single/avon-valley-railway
Assembly Rooms The social epicentre of Georgian Bath. /listings/single/assembly-rooms
Museum of Bath at Work Explore 2000 years of Bath's working history, from Roman tourism to Victorian engineering. /listings/single/museum-of-bath-at-work
American Museum and Gardens Journey through the history of America. /listings/single/american-museum-and-gardens
Museum of Bath Architecture Discover how Bath was designed and built, transforming from a medieval provincial ... /listings/single/museum-of-bath-architecture
Avebury Manor and Garden A sixteenth-century manor at the heart of the Avebury World Heritage Site. /listings/single/avebury-manor-and-garden
Corsham Court One of the finest stately homes in the UK. /listings/single/corsham-court
Bath Abbey A historic, richly atmospheric place of worship. /listings/single/bath-abbey
Cleveland Pools Enjoy a tour of Bath's hidden Georgian lido. /listings/single/cleveland-pools
The Royal Crescent One of Bath's most iconic architectural landmarks. /listings/single/the-royal-crescent
Queen Square Gently imposing historic Georgian architecture. /listings/single/queen-square
Lacock Abbey, Village and Fox Talbot Museum There's something for everyone at Lacock; the medieval abbey turned family home, ... /listings/single/lacock-abbey-village-and-fox-talbot-museum
Bowood House and Gardens An outstanding eighteenth-century mansion house estate. /listings/single/bowood-house-and-gardens
Salisbury Cathedral Salisbury Cathedral proudly features Britain's tallest spire, the world's oldest working mechanical ... /listings/single/salisbury-cathedral
Bath’s Original Theatre Royal and Masonic Hall Museum Take a guided tour of Bath's first Theatre Royal, opened in 1750, and ... /listings/single/baths-original-theatre-royal-masonic-hall-museum
Longleat Drive-through safari in the grounds of a historic stately home - the ... /listings/single/longleat
The Circus A striking masterpiece of Georgian architecture. /listings/single/the-circus
Cheddar Gorge & Caves Discover one of the UK's most famous beauty spots with the largest ... /listings/single/cheddar-gorge
Somerset Rural Life Museum Situated just beneath the Tor on the edge of Glastonbury, Somerset Rural ... /listings/single/somerset-rural-life-museum

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