The history of Bath

History:
that Monkton magic

Described as a “genuine and beguiling one-off” by The Good Schools Guide, Monkton Combe School is currently celebrating its 150th year. Historian Catherine Pitt...

Walking with the dead

Bath’s cemeteries provide a chance for visitors to discover stories from the past and to see how rituals surrounding death have changed, as Georgette McCready d...

The History of
Sydney Gardens

Historian Catherine Pitt investigates the rise and fall in popularity of the pleasure garden in Bath In the late 17th century, after the austerity of the Cro...

Bowood House:
Tales from the estate

Behind its beautiful architecture and the impressive landscaped gardens by Capability Brown, Bowood House holds tales of tragedy and heartbreak. Catherine Pitt ...

Trees in Bath

Bath is best known for its architecture, but what of the city’s collection of trees? Georgette McCready discovers some prized highlights with the help of arbori...

City Focus: Bath Iron

Once described as the king of trades, blacksmithing is seen by many as an art that belongs to the past. A new festival coming to Bath in June brings the fire of...

The Bath Festival at 70

Imagine Handel’s Water Music played on a barge on the River Avon, a host of candles flickering around the Royal Crescent and an orgy in the Roman Baths – the Ba...

History: The Battle of Lansdown

This year is the 375-year anniversary of the Battle of Lansdown Hill, which took place during the English Civil War. Historian Catherine Pitt uncovers the devel...

History of gaming in Bath

As the opening of a new 20,000 square-foot casino on Saw Close expands the entertainment options on offer to the city’s residents and visitors, Catherine Pitt l...