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Bath might be famous for its ancient Roman buildings, but you should also view this fine example of Georgian architecture during your visit. Built between 1754 and 1758, The Circus is made up of three sections of townhouses that curve to form a circle. Wherever you stand within it, you'll face a finely detailed, columned facade. There's no museum to visit here, so just admire the architecture and see if you can capture a 360-degree panorama with your camera. Use our Bath day trip planning tool to arrange your visit to The Circus and other attractions in Bath.
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  • Curious site design that forms a circle around the square! Worth a visit, a walk and beautiful photos! Localuzada close to the Royal Crescent.
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  • Well I never knew that circus is italanian for circle. Now I see why the circus is so named! Simple but interesting. The buildings are beautiful and have beautiful Mason carvings below the Windows. Th...  more »
  • Oh what a fantastic sight. we walked all the way round and into the park opposite just to get a different view. Well worth a look. Wrap up if its winter as its very open.  more »
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  • Had an interesting experience here - actually popped along in the morning (and happened to be wearing my decorating work attire) to have a look at the menu in the window so I could arrange a romantic dinner for the love of my life. Not too long after I leant in to look I was rudely ushered away by a man (of age) wearing bright red strides. Literally pushed out of the way as I was in the door way. I booked for later - we went - and to my surprise there he was in the restaurant that night - and he turned out to be the owner!!! Have exchanged the story with several others and all had similar experiences - nice place shame about the experience. So if you want to visit the actual Circus (Circle of stunning heritage buildings in Bath) - this is a must - but if you want to visit The Circus on the Circus - beware the Clown!
  • Stunning example of Georgian architecture within a beautiful city that has more than it's fair share of it. Just walk around the Circus and ponder the fact that it was built 250 years ago. Started by John Wood the Elder in 1754 and - after his death - finished by his son around 1768. Now Grade I listed, of course. Hitler had a go at demolishing a couple of the houses during the Bath Blitz in 1942 ... but you'd hardly realise it today. Combine it with nearby Royal Crescent and Queen Square and you have a great little area in which to spend some time taking photographs and soaking up a slice of British history. Plenty of tea shops nearby, and its an easy walk into the shopping area and to the Charlotte Street car park.
  • Lovely place with really tasty food and excellent service. Highly recommended.
  • Stunning architecture. Eerie to visit at night with no traffic and in the fog, magnificent in daylight. Well worth a combined visit with the Royal Crescent and the Jane Austen Experience.
  • Very crowded during the day, so I decided to visit again in the evening for some night photography. Photos came out superb despite having camera handheld for very slow shutter speed. The circular architecture was more pronounced at night.
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