York Street, south to The Roman Baths
|Location within Somerset
|OS grid reference
|97 miles (156 km) E
|Avon and Somerset
|City of Bath
|Cultural: i, ii, iv
|1987 (11th Session)
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.
Pulteney Bridge by Robert Adam
Aerial view of Royal Crescent at Bath
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