The City of Bath – a Georgian Masterpiece
The City of Bath in the United Kingdom is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bath attracts millions of history and architecture enthusiasts from around the world
Located in Somerset, England, the city of Bath boasts a long and fascinating history.
Bath dates back to a pre-Roman era. The first written records identify a spa called Aquae Sulis (or, ‘the waters of Sulis’) that was founded by the Romans in AD 43. Roman baths quickly flourished in Bath but the city also became known for its wool industry throughout the years.
The striking Georgian architecture and natural spas are attractive features for the four million tourists who journey to Bath. Many travelers come for a day visit while others stay a few days to soak up (no pun) the charm.
Among the popular attractions is the Royal Crescent, a prime example of Georgian design built by John Wood the Younger. Bath Abbey, the name for the Abbey Church of Saint Pater and Saint Paul, presents another architectonic jewel. Parts of the Abbey’s foundation dates back to the 7th century, however, the current foundation was built in the 16th century.
In addition to the Roman Baths and architecture, Bath is considered a cultural center. Some of the popular attractions worth visiting include the Victoria Art Gallery, Holborne Museum of Art, and the Herschel Museum of Astronomy.
Bath is certainly worth exploring because and exploring the Roman Baths is a must. No photograph or video footage can do this masterpiece justice. One simply has to come and see this city symbol up close.
Tonya Fitzpatrick, Esq. is a co-founder of World Footprints. A three-time TEDx presenter and international speaker, Tonya was appointed a Delegate to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (63rd Session). An almost “recovering attorney”, Tonya has found her purpose as a cultural connector. She loves spreading positive messages about the power of travel and the strength of the common humanity we share. Tonya holds a Masters Degree from the London School of Economics and memberships in the National Speakers Association, Society of American Travel Journalists, Women in Film and Video, Society of Professional Journalists and the North American Travel Journalist Association where she serves as a Board Member. Tonya enjoys a life full of adventure, dark chocolate and champagne with her husband and business partner, Ian, and their beloved cat, Irwin.