City of Bath



CountryUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
UNESCO RegionEurope and North America
LocationAvon, England
CoordinatesN51 22 53 W2 21 31
Inscription Date1987
Property (ha)2,900
Type of HeritageCultural
CriteriaTo represent a masterpiece of human creative genius
CriteriaTo exhibit an important interchange of human values - over a span of time or within a cultural area of the world - on developments in architecture or technology; monumental arts; town-planning or landscape design
CriteriaTo be an outstanding example of a type of building; architectural or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates (a) significant stage(s) in human history
All ThreatsHousing
All ThreatsInterpretative and visitation facilities
All ThreatsManagement systems/ management plan
Unesco Reference Number428
URLhttp://whc.unesco.org/en/list/428
State of Conservation Reporthttp://whc.unesco.org/en/soc/?action=list&id_site=428
DescriptionFounded by the Romans as a thermal spa, Bath became an important centre of the wool industry in the Middle Ages. In the 18th century, under George III, it developed into an elegant town with neoclassical Palladian buildings, which blend harmoniously with the Roman baths.
StatusWorld Heritage Site