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Historical Bath promoted thanks to new UNESCO website
The Royal Crescent, Bath
Bath has Georgian and Roman history and attracts millions of visitors a year

The city of Bath is playing a key role in a new website which features the south west's four unique UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

The World Heritage South West website aims to make travel between them easier and more environmentally friendly.

The four sites are the City of Bath, the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape, the Jurassic Coast and Stonehenge and Avebury.

A key feature of the website is an interactive sustainable transport map.

The map also includes itineraries, walks and information about green accommodation and nearby attractions.

Bath was inscribed as a World Heritage Site in 1987 based on its Roman archaeology, Georgian architecture and planning, and the landscape setting.

Councillor Terry Gazzard from Bath and North East Somerset Council said: "[We] are confident that improving Bath's links to the South West's other outstanding heritage sites will help boost tourism in the area.

"Making it easier for people to visit the area without having to use a car can only be a good thing, and it will help make the area more accessible to more people."

The three-year project was partly funded by the South West Regional Development Agency and the World Heritage Sites in the region.




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