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In photos: The ancient Roman baths of Bath, England

Ancient Roman Baths England

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(Image credit: Linda and Dr. Dick Buscher)

The neo-Palladian buildings and terraces that were built around the ancient Roman site and that are seen today were the design of two architects, a father and son both with the name John Wood. The original buildings were completed in time for the 1897 grand public reopening of the ancient baths. Modern architects honored the traditional Wood family design as over the years more buildings were added to the historic site.

Ancient Roman Baths England

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(Image credit: Linda and Dr. Dick Buscher)

In 1987, the City of Bath was selected as a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)World Heritage Site. Known as one of the most romantic cities of the world, the historic Roman Baths help to bring over 1.8 million day visitors to this beautiful part of England every year. Learn more and enjoy the official web site at www.romanbaths.co.uk.