The Royal Crescent

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No. 1 Royal Crescent, Bath, BANES, BA1 2LR

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Expert overall rating:5.0 out of 5
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Couples, Culture vultures, First-time travellers, Seasoned travellers, Singles, Design and architecture, Great views / scenery, History

Best for First-time visitors - Expert review of The Royal Crescent

Peek inside Bath’s world famous Royal Crescent.

John Wood the Younger’s architectural masterpiece, the Royal Crescent, is a swooping arc of Georgian loveliness that dominates the city skyline and is an essential stop on any itinerary. Even today, over 230 years after it was built, I find its beauty breathtaking when I take a shortcut through the park. Home to The Royal Crescent Hotel, this prestigious crescent can also be seen from the inside at the fascinating No1 Royal Crescent museum, which was the first house to be built here and was once home to the Duke of York. Inside the restored house you can live out your Georgian fantasies through the authentic décor and rooms laid out as they would have been; just bring your own bonnets and corsets.

Price advice: 

Adult tickets to No1 cost £6.

Expert tips: 
Get discounts in the gift shop with the Bath Visitor Card (available for £3 from the tourist office by the Abbey).
Visit in the early evening for a quieter, atmospheric stroll.

More information on The Royal Crescent:

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Architectural site, Historic site
No. 1 Royal Crescent, Bath, BANES, BA1 2LR
01225 428126
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
No 1 Crescent Museum: Tues-Sun mid-Feb-Oct 10.30am-5pm (last entry 4.30pm), late Oct-mid-Dec 10.30am-4pm (last entry 3.30pm). Open Bank Holidays.

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