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Royal Crescent
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Royal Crescent featuring heritage architecture
This semicircular terrace of townhouses is one of Bath’s most well-known landmarks.

The Royal Crescent is considered to be among the U.K’s most impressive examples of Georgian architecture. Overlooking the greenery of Royal Victoria Park, this landmark is now home to private housing as well as a five-star luxury hotel. It also serves as a popular site for filming period TV shows and movies, such as Persuasion and The Duchess. Be sure to check out the interesting museum housed inside No. 1 Royal Crescent, which features beautiful 18th-century furniture and artwork.

Consisting of 30 houses, the Royal Crescent was built between 1767 and 1775. The crescent is defined by its perfectly symmetrical houses, gently sloping lawn and impressive ha-ha, a ditch that serves as a barrier while also allowing for unobstructed views. Note the commemorative plaques that mark the buildings where famous people have lived or stayed over the centuries. Look for a plaque on No.5 Royal Crescent indicating it was once the home of English writer and poet Christopher Anstey.

Don’t miss the museum at No. 1, found on the corner with Brock Street. The first house to be built on the crescent, No. 1 Royal Crescent has been restored and furnished with authentic 18th-century decorations. The museum presents an interesting perspective into the English class system, with the lavish upper floors contrasting with the basic servants’ quarters below.

Wander through the museum’s recreated scullery, bedrooms, kitchen and housekeeper's room. Learn about the home’s first resident, Henry Sandford, and explore the Cabinet of Curiosities, which reflects Sandford’s interest in world cultures and natural history. Look for the elegant dessert table arrangement in the dining room as well as historic mousetraps in the downstairs rooms. Notice the wig scratcher in the Lady’s Bedroom, which was used to provide relief from headlice.

Royal Crescent is a 20-minute walk from Bath Spa train station. A car park is available on nearby Charlotte Street. There is an admission fee for the museum at No. 1 Royal Crescent.

This semicircular terrace of townhouses is one of Bath’s most well-known landmarks.

The Royal Crescent is considered to be among the U.K’s most impressive examples of Georgian architecture. Overlooking the greenery of Royal Victoria Park, this landmark is now home to private housing as well as a five-star luxury hotel. It also serves as a popular site for filming period TV shows and movies, such as Persuasion and The Duchess. Be sure to check out the interesting museum housed inside No. 1 Royal Crescent, which features beautiful 18th-century furniture and artwork.

Consisting of 30 houses, the Royal Crescent was built between 1767 and 1775. The crescent is defined by its perfectly symmetrical houses, gently sloping lawn and impressive ha-ha, a ditch that serves as a barrier while also allowing for unobstructed views. Note the commemorative plaques that mark the buildings where famous people have lived or stayed over the centuries. Look for a plaque on No.5 Royal Crescent indicating it was once the home of English writer and poet Christopher Anstey.

Don’t miss the museum at No. 1, found on the corner with Brock Street. The first house to be built on the crescent, No. 1 Royal Crescent has been restored and furnished with authentic 18th-century decorations. The museum presents an interesting perspective into the English class system, with the lavish upper floors contrasting with the basic servants’ quarters below.

Wander through the museum’s recreated scullery, bedrooms, kitchen and housekeeper's room. Learn about the home’s first resident, Henry Sandford, and explore the Cabinet of Curiosities, which reflects Sandford’s interest in world cultures and natural history. Look for the elegant dessert table arrangement in the dining room as well as historic mousetraps in the downstairs rooms. Notice the wig scratcher in the Lady’s Bedroom, which was used to provide relief from headlice.

Royal Crescent is a 20-minute walk from Bath Spa train station. A car park is available on nearby Charlotte Street. There is an admission fee for the museum at No. 1 Royal Crescent.

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