Royal Crescent, Bath
Categories: Architectural Buildings, Tourist Spots
One of the best examples of Georgian architecture in the UK, Royal Crescent is a street of terraced houses laid out in a crescent shape. The stone facade retains all the original detail from the Georgian period and is a testament to that era's elegance. It is best viewed from the royal park adjacent to the building, where the entire crescent can be seen from the concave side. Most of the houses are offices or private residences, but a hotel and the Georgian House Museum on street level give a peek into what the rooms may have looked like when the buildings were first opened. Put Royal Crescent on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Bath vacation generator.
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The fact that quite a bit of the Crescent is undergoing building work rather impinges on it's appearance but amazing architecture nonetheless.
It's quite a walk up to this place, so you'd better have a desire for building designs or else you might have wish you hadn't bothered. Before the trees got massive in front it would have had some rea... read more »
We visited the famous cresent a row of 30 terraced houses designed by John Wood the younger between 1767 and 1774. Quite a few of the houses were covered with scaffolding, and many of them looked unke... read more »
Kiat Hong Seah
Extremely well-maintained and instructive example of a Georgian house, with a decor of refined elegance. A4 cards explaining the history and function of each room are helpfully placed in every room, and a guide specifically assigned to each room also explain the finer details of each furnishing. Worth the entry fee.
Jui Hong Teoh
Considered the crown jewel of Bath, the Royal Crescent is a masterful Georgian stone buildings that houses nobility and today are luxury homes and hotels. The lawn facing the crescent shaped terraces become beautiful spaces for people to enjoy and evening out and about. You can't truly fathom the beauty of Bath until you stand in its front lawn. My first trip to bath years ago was a day trip. This time around, I spent the night and when bus loads of tourist leaves for the day, the city's character changes. I remember standing here admiring the Royal Crescent and thinking how much I love this city. One of the thing’s you’ll notice if you come here during a summer day is that this place will be thoroughly packed with people from tour groups. Come back later in the evening, and you might have the whole place to yourself. Better photos, better atmosphere and plenty of space, especially in the fields to run in. If you want to have a taste of what life is like in magnificent Bath, visit 1 Royal Crescent, which is a museum that recreates a noble home that’s pretty faithful to the lifestyle of the day. If you want to stay at the Royal Crescent, then check out the Royal Crescent Hotel, which is probably the most upmarket hotel in Bath.
This is a wonderful museum centered around showing how the home looked and worked for one of it's original occupants. They have guides in most rooms to explain a bit about the room and answer any questions. In all they show you nine rooms, two being downstairs. The upper rooms offer great votes of the Crescent as well.
A must visit if you are exploring Bath for the first time. The crescent is nice and good to get an insight into how these houses used to be run. Doesn't take long to get around but with experts in each room it's interesting and informative.
Great Victorian era house, a "what a typical era house could look like" experience
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