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Bath's architecture, by Mark Blezard

Originally a Roman Spa resort, the architectural style is Georgian, which evolved from the Palladian revival style that became popular in the early 18th century. Most of Bath's buildings are made from the local, golden-coloured, Bath Stone.


The city became a fashionable and popular spa and social centre during the 18th century. In the 19th century, when the Victorians preferenced Brighton over Bath for vacations, the buildings were literally mothballed rather than redeveloped, such was the rapid migration. This is the primary reason why the city is so well preserved, for which we are all very grateful. I have more pictures of Bath and the surrounding area here.

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