World Heritage Day Ermine Street Guard trebuchetSunday 22nd April is World Heritage Day and where better to celebrate than the World Heritage status city of Bath.

From 11:00am to 3:00pm there will be a free event taking place on the lawn in front of the Royal Crescent. The expert Roman re-enactment group, the Ermine Street Guard, will be setting up a Roman camp for visitors to explore and will be demonstrating Roman military tactics. Watch the action and chat to the Roman soldiers to find out how Romans lived.

Find out more about Bath’s heritage with a free guided walk by The Mayor of Bath’s Honorary Guides, who will be leading walks around the Upper Town and shorter guided strolls along the Royal Crescent.

The National Trust will be celebrating 25 years of looking after Ralph Allen’s landscape garden at Prior Park. Volunteers from the Herschel Museum of Astronomy will have solar telescopes for visitors to safely view the sun. There will also be the chance to dress up at the famous Georgian astronomers, William and Caroline Herschel. No. 1 Royal Crescent will be offering free admission to Bath and North East Somerset Discovery Card holders on the day, with the opportunity to meet costumed characters and handle 18th Century objects. To appreciate one of Bath’s Georgian gems, visitors are invited to view Bath’s Assembly Rooms, which opened in 1771 to offer entertainment for fashionable visitors to the spa city. The rooms will be open free of charge from 10:30am to 5:00pm.

In the city’s Sydney Gardens, there will be a Community Day taking place from 2:00pm to 5:00pm. Find out more about Bath’s Heritage Lottery Fund projects to improve and development the 18th Century Pleasure Gardens. There will be lots for visitors of all ages to see and do.

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Images: Bath & North East Somerset Council