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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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  • Beautiful circle of bath-stone terraced buildings designed by John Wood the Elder, but completed by his son, John Wood the younger. Said to be the size of Stonehenge in circumference. Many basement courtyard gardens are filled with flowers. Some of the houses have black plaques denoting previous famous inhabitants.
  • I really like this place! Divided into three segments of equal length, the Circus is a circular space surrounded by large townhouses. Each of the curved segments faces one of the three entrances, ensuring that whichever way a visitor enters there is a classical facade straight ahead.
  • We thought it was further. However, to see such spectacular architecture was rather gratifying. We filled our boots with photographs. Oh yes!!
  • Masterplanned by architect John Wood to compliment the geometry of the Royal Crescent. Perhaps less famous than its semi circular counterpart, but every bit as beautiful, and with a full circular enclosure adding to the sense of place and urban grandeur. Look out for the iconography in the intricate stonemasonry detailing, all three representations of Greek column, and second world war bomb shrapnel damage. Stand back and take it all in. One of the world's architectural gems.
  • Classic Bath architecture. Three crescents making a nice circle with trees in the middle. Worth a glance and a photo or two. Will take you c.5 minutes en route to the Royal Crescent.

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