City of Bath

Type:World Heritage Site

Various Locations across the city, Bath, B&NES, BA1 1SU
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The City of Bath in South West England was founded in the 1st century AD by the Romans who used the natural hot springs as a thermal spa. It became an important centre for the wool industry in the Middle Ages but developed and flourished as a fashionable spa resort in the Georgian era.

The City of Bath is of Outstanding Universal Value for the following cultural attributes: the Roman remains (especially the Temple of Sulis Minerva and the bathing complex at the heart of the Roman town of Aquae Sulis), the hot springs (harnessed by the Romans and the key to the City’s fame and development ever since), 18th Century town planning, Georgian architecture, the social setting and development of spa culture in the 18th century town and the green landscape setting of the city, in the hollow of the hills.

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