Where We Are
Oriental Rugs of Bath is, as you might have guessed, based in the Unesco World Heritage city of Bath, in what was once the county of Somerset, in what still is the south-western side of England, not ten miles from the city of Bristol.
The city was first established as a spa with the Latin name, Aquae Sulis (the waters of Sulis) by the Romans in AD 43, although verbal tradition suggests that Bath was known before then. They built baths and a temple on the surrounding hills in the valley of the River Avon around hot springs. Edgar was crowned king of England at Bath Abbey in 973. And then the Georgians discovered the alleged curative properties of the spa waters and redeveloped the city in the classical Palladian architecture using the honey-coloured stone mined locally.
Jane Austen, Herschel and Dickens are among the many famous historic figures connected with the city.