|City of Bath *|
Roman Baths with Bath Abbey in the background
|Criteria||i, ii, iv|
|Region **||Europe and North America|
|Inscription||1987 (11th Session)|
History[change | change source]
The city gets its name from the famous Roman baths in the town. The Romans built the baths as part of a spa, in the year 43 BC. They called it Aquae Sulis, which means "The waters of Sulis". Sulis was a local goddess.
Bath became a city in 1585, when Queen Elizabeth I declared it to be one.
Bath has two universities and several schools and colleges.
Gallery[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- UNESCO, "City of Bath"; retrieved 2012-4-19.
Other websites[change | change source]
Media related to Bath, Somerset at Wikimedia Commons