Upper Borough Walls

Taking its name from a section of the Medieval wall of the city, which still remains, Upper Borough Walls is a historic street where you will now find cafés, restaurants, pubs and shops, as well as stunning floral planters installed by the Bath BID Rangers.

Along Upper Borough Walls, you will find the building that once was The Mineral Water Hospital, which was founded in 1738 and is still known locally as ‘The Min’. The original building was designed by John Wood the Elder and built with Bath stone donated by Ralph Allen, and the hospital provided care for the impoverished sick who were attracted to Bath because of the supposed healing properties of the city’s mineral water.