Bath has kicked off celebrations to mark the 25th anniversary of its World Heritage status. Alongside places like Stonehenge, the Great Barrier Reef and the Egyptian pyramids, the city is recognised as one of the planet's most treasured attractions.
But, as Richard Payne reports, Bath is keen to look as much to its future as to its past.
More top news
An exhibition of 18 Gromit statues opens at Cribbs Causeway later in a Gromit Unleashed Homecoming event.
The largest mechanical puppet ever constructed in the UK will start striding across Cornwall this afternoon.