History & Heritage

Bath’s history dates back as early as 800 BC, with the Romans first to develop the city as a popular spa destination. It is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the only place in the UK where you can bathe in naturally hot spring water.

The city’s rich and fascinating history is still very much visible and open for visitors to experience today. Walking around the city is a great way to take in the breath-taking architecture and enjoy sights such as the Royal Crescent, The Circus, Pulteney Bridge and Bath Abbey, all within moments of each other.

Bath’s Historic Venues

Why not host your event in one of Bath’s stunning historic venues? A drinks reception around the steaming Roman Baths under flickering torchlight is a memorable event for any guests.

The restaurant and bar at the iconic Royal Crescent Hotel is the perfect setting for a networking event or cocktail reception, where guests can mingle in the beautiful gardens. Built between 1767 and 1774, the hotel sits at the centre of Bath’s most famous landmark, The Royal Crescent, appearing in films such as The Duchess and Persuasion.

The magnificent Holburne Museum offers an impressive location for exclusive corporate events, overlooking the grand Great Pulteney Street. This Grade 1 building was originally built as a hotel, but is now home to a collection of fine and decorative art. Impress your guests with a dinner or reception in the stunning gallery, surrounded by world-class artwork.

For a glittering event, head to Bath’s Assembly Rooms, which once entertained the high society of Georgian times. Adorned with sparkling crystal chandeliers and also housing the Fashion Museum, this venue is certain to make an impression.

To find out more about the history behind Bath spa visit our Health & Relaxation page.

Roman Baths
  • Assembly Rooms

    Assembly Rooms

    Countryside

    Originally built for entertaining, the stunning Georgian Assembly Rooms offer a unique corporate hospitality experience.

  • Roman Baths and Pump Room

    Roman Baths

    Central Bath

    At the centre of this World Heritage City, the Roman Baths and Pump Room is one of the most delightful historic buildings in the country.

  • Guildhall

    Central Bath

    A masterpiece of neo-classical decoration, the Guildhall is a stunning Georgian building with the space for a conference, wedding or party.

  • Victoria Art Gallery

    Victoria Art Gallery

    Central Bath

    The lovely Grade II listed Victoria Art Gallery is an inspiring venue for a drinks reception or wedding ceremony.

  • Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa

    Lucknam Park

    Countryside

    Only 6 miles from Bath and within easy reach of junctions 17 and 18 of M4.

  • Walton Castle

    Walton Castle

    Countryside

    Walton Castle is a stunning luxury property, available for exclusive private hire.

  • The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa

    Royal Crescent Hotel

    Central Bath

    The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa offers a unique and exclusive experience for your occasion.

  • Homewood Park

    Homewood Park

    Countryside

    Homewood Park near Bath is the perfect home away from home. With an impressive exterior, as well as super stylish interiors, we are a luxury country house hotel idyllically located in the Limpley S... read more.

  • Hall & Woodhouse

    Hall & Woodhouse

    Central Bath

    Hall & Woodhouse is a spectacular bar and restaurant from the 235 year old Dorset brewers of Badger ales.

  • Longleat

    Countryside

    Longleat estate spans 900 acres and is home to the first Safari Drive-Through outside of Africa, as well as the exquisite, Elizabethan Longleat House which remains family home to three generations ... read more.

  • American Museum in Britain

    American Museum

    Outskirts of Bath

    The American Museum in Britain has the finest collection of Americana outside the United States.

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