A Brief History of Bath

Human activity in and around the city of Bath dates back to the Mesolithic period (100,000 to 30,000 BC) and has therefore been a part of British history for centuries. Bronze Age and Iron Age settlers made this city their home, but perhaps the better known settlers were the Romans who occupied the area from approximately 60-70 AD.  The Roman Baths are perhaps one of the city’s most famous archaeological structures and the elegant and fascinating museum was home to three baths each of different temperatures.

After the Romans left Britain, the Saxons arrived and many churches were built, along with countless beautiful buildings.

More baths were built after 1088 and St John’s Hospital was built in 1180 and is said to be one of the oldest Almhouses (Charitable housing) in Britain.

In the 18th century, the theatre was built, along with the Grand Pump Room which is close to the Roman Baths, which has helped to keep the history and culture of this wonderful city alive.

To this day, the beautiful city continues to be proud of its heritage and it works hard to keep its magnificent history close to our hearts, it’s no wonder people love to take spa breaks in Bath.