The Royal Crescent

Address: No. 1 Royal Crescent, Bath, BA1 2LR, England
Telephone: 01225 428126

- Free


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.

Value for money

Price advice

Adult tickets to No1 cost £6.

Expert tips

Visit in the early evening for a quieter, atmospheric stroll.

Get discounts in the gift shop with the Bath Visitor Card (available for £3 from the tourist office by the Abbey).

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Culture vultures
  • First-time travellers
  • Seasoned travellers
  • Singles
  • Great views / scenery
  • History
  • Design and architecture