City of Bath
Bath is a beautiful city located in the south west of England. In 1987 the city was inscribed as a World Heritage Site, designated by UNESCO in order to preserve its natural and cultural heritage.
We are proud to be based in such an elegant city that has so much to offer our students, staff and visitors.
There are thriving culture and shopping opportunities, outstanding architectural sights and the ability to escape to one of the many green spaces around and just outside the city.
The University in the city
Bath Ventures Innovation Centre is based in the city centre and provides support and expertise to local technology enterprises that emerge from our academic research.
Graduation at the Abbey
Culture, shopping and sport
The city has a strong cultural heritage and has a number of theatres, art galleries and annual festivals of literature, film and art. There are 17 museums within a square mile, including the Holburne Museum, the Jane Austen Centre and the Roman Baths.
Shopping in Bath allows you to explore the grand Georgian Streets and small passageways that connect the larger stores with smaller independent boutiques. If you are in the city during Christmas you will also get to experience the beautiful Christmas Market.
Views of the city
History of the city
The city was first established as a spa town with the Latin name Aquae Sulis by the Romans around AD 60. They built a temple and the famous Roman Baths - which have now been restored.
Its popularity as a spa town during the Georgian era led to a major expansion that left a heritage of Georgian architecture crafted from the honey-coloured Bath stone.