Bath is located in the west of England in the county of Somerset. The city itself is a world heritage site and has been since 1987.
Bath has been a settlement for many years, and during 60 and 70 AD, there was a town named Aquae Sulis which was built at the location because of access to the spring water. A stone wall was built around the City of Bath to protect the city and its residents.
Over the following years, there was a decrease in population, as Roman soldiers left England, leaving Bath in disrepair and inhabited by only a few, until around the Middle Ages, where Bath produced its own mint, and had a more vibrant and busier atmosphere than in previous years.
Henry VIII closed the Abbey in Bath, with buildings demolished as a result, and a decline in certain trades such as wool. Queen Elizabeth however, gave Bath a new charter and Bath underwent improvement and upgrades in terms of health and safety, such as the banning of thatched rooves.
During the 18th century, Bath was trendy, new buildings were erected, and architects contributed to the design and architecture of the buildings. The streets were cleaned and pavements with drainage were created in order to help with cleanliness and reduce illness in the city.
In the 19th century, Bath had grown hugely, and was home to 33,000 people. Train links to both Bristol and London were established and Bath was a popular place for markets and tourism.
At the start of the 20th century, electric trams were installed and eventually replaced by buses, making Bath an easy city to navigate and travel around.
Tourism has always been big in Bath, and this is still the case today. There are lots of tourist spots, including the architecture of the buildings, the cathedral and the spa. Every year there is the Bath Christmas Market, which remains one of the most famous and popular markets in the UK, attracting thousands of visitors over the Christmas period every year.
Bath has many listed buildings, and is drenched in history. You can take a walking tour, or a city bus tour around Bath and learn about each area and even experience a traditional Bath delicacy, the Sally Lunn Bun!
There is plenty to see in Bath, with the main attractions being the Roman Baths, The Thermae Spa, and of course, The Abbey.