Celebrate – Georgian style.

Part of the lawns in from of the Royal Crescent.
Part of the lawns in from of the Royal Crescent.

Bath has enjoyed World Heritage status since 1987 and will be hoping its citizens and visitors will join in the celebrations to mark World Heritage Day on Sunday, April 21st.

The accolade means we are recognised as being amongst the most significant cultural sites in the world, and one of very few entire cities to be so inscribed.

Among events being planned are 18th century re-enactments with Pulteney’s 13th Regiment of Foot in Royal Victoria Park on the lawn outside the Royal Crescent at 12noon and 2pm.

Pulteney's 13th Regiment of Foot. Picture credit Kevin Booth.
Pulteney’s 13th Regiment of Foot. Picture credit Kevin Booth.

The Mayor‘s Honorary guides will be leading circular guided walks every hour from 11.50 through to 14.50. They will start from the Pulteney Regiment Camp on the Crescent lawn.

Also on the lawn from 11am to 3pm you can take part in a day of elegant entertainment. Enjoy a conversation about Bath’s social whirl with Lady Catherine and her butler. Children can try on 18th century style costumes and learn how to dance a minuet. Also they can have fun with traditional Georgian games and design and colour an outfit for the ball.

Bath Preservation Trust's "Georgian House" at Number 1 Royal Crescent.
Bath Preservation Trust’s “Georgian House” at Number 1 Royal Crescent.

No 1a Royal Crescent  offers the last chance that day to see the special exhibition ‘Revisting 18th Century Fashion.’ Take this opportunity to visit the display by fashion designers showing contemporary outfits reflecting 18th century style. That’s from 10.20 am through to 5pm – and it’s free!

The Georgian Garden at Number 4
The Georgian Garden at Number 4

Don’t forget the Georgian Garden at number 4 the Circus. Visit this restored retreat – the first of its kind in Britain – from 11 am through to 3pm. It’s free and you can get in near the bottom of the gravel walk.

Finally the Bath City Jubilee Waits will entertain visitors with English music around the main site and in the bandstand between 11 am and 1pm.

The bandstand in Royal Victoria Park.
The bandstand in Royal Victoria Park.

The group re-establishes a musical tradition that existed in Bath for much of the 18th century which played music on civic occasions. Their music will be lively, spontaneous and joyous to listen to.

Find out more about everything on http://www.bathnes.gov.uk/heritageevents.