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Green Setting of the City

The City of Bath lies within a hollow of the hills.  There are green views in every direction from the city centre.  The countryside stretches right to Bath's doorstep. The hilly, green landscape was exploited by Bath's 18th century architects and developers, who created elegant terraces and villas on many of the hills.  The hills to the south of the city provided the oolitic limestone from which the city was built. Trees and woodlands populate the skyline, and lend natural beauty to the river, canal, parks and gardens.  Open agricultural land on the edge of Bath is still used for grazing animals, just as it had been by the Georgians.