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[an error occurred while processing this directive][an error occurred while processing this directive] City of Bath, founded as a thermal spa by the Romans, is a World Heritage Site in Somerset, England. Located 156 km (97 mi) to the west of London, Bath was established in AD 43 under the Latin name Aquae Sulis, as a spa resort. It is generally believed that Bath was already known for its thermal springs before the Romans built there.

The hot springs at Bath are the only naturally occuring ones in the United Kingdom. It continues to be a popular spa resort during the Georgian era. This was when the heritage buildings of Georgian architecture was built out of Bath Stone. The most famous is the Royal Crescent, also called The Circus, built between 1754 and 1768.


The Circus in Bath
The Circus in Bath
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City of Bath was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 11th session of the World Heritage Committee held in Paris, France, on 7 - 11 December, 1987.

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N 51 22 53 W 2 21 31 in Somerset, England.
Inscription Year: 1987
Type: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: I, II, IV

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