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View of the Circular Bath at the Roman Baths

Roman Archaeology

Bath's Roman remains are one element of the 'Outstanding Universal Value' that makes Bath a World Heritage Site.

Many of the City's Roman remains are centred around the Roman Baths. These include the archaeological remains of the Roman temple of the Goddess Sulis Minerva and the extensive bathing complex. The Roman town of Aquae Sulis was a walled settlement. Beyond the city wall are Roman and Iron Age remains including hill forts, field systems and villas, demonstrating the extent of the settlement. The road system and Roman street plan later influenced the Medieval and Georgian layout of the City.