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Royal Crescent, Bath: 34 reviews and 56 photos

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The Royal Crescent is possibly the best known of Bath’s elegant Georgian Streets and its most striking. The harmonious parade of 30 houses was designed by the architect John Wood the Younger and built between 1767 and 1774.

Today most of the houses are privately owned, and many of them broken into flats, but the harmonious appearance is retained, and the views out across Royal Victoria Park must make this one of the most desirable addresses in the city. The central few houses are however a hotel, if you fancy a taste of this exclusivity (at a high price, I imagine, and Number 1 (the first house you come to if approaching from the city centre and Circus) is a museum, maintained by the Bath Preservation Trust, which illustrates how wealthy owners of the period might have furnished and lived in such a house. I didn’t go inside on this occasion, as my time was limited and I had been before, but I remember it as offering a great introduction to life in Georgian and Regency times.

Directions: Follow my directions to the Circus and then walk west on Brock Street
Phone: +44 1225 477101
Website: http://no1royalcrescent.org.uk/

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  • Updated Mar 15, 2009
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