About

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.

We have accommodation for undergraduates and postgraduates in the city centre, which allow our students easy access to the amenities of the city.

Graduation at the Abbey

In the summer our students graduate at Bath Abbey, one of the last great medieval churches of England.Take a look at some of our past ceremonies.

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.

There are a number of sporting venues around the city including Bath Rugby, Bath Racecourse and Bath City Football Club.

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.