See the No.1 Royal Crescent Closing Ceremony

The Royal Crescent, Bath

See the No.1 Royal Crescent Closing Ceremony

Many people pay a visit to the most famous address in Bath each year: No.1 Royal Crescent. Now a museum, it portrays upper class life in an 18th century town house. This was the first house to be built in the Royal Crescent, featuring a Palladian masterpiece design by the architect John Wood the Younger.

On October 14, No.1 Royal Crescentwill host a special closing ceremony before it goes through a period of refurbishment. The project will see No.1 reunited with its original servants’ wing at No.1a, which is due to be opened in late November. Continue reading

Beckford’s Tower & Museum in Bath

Bath has a whole host of different things to see and do all year round, with many of its historical attractions and buildings open to the public throughout a large duration of the year. If you are staying in one of the beautiful Georgian period Bath hotels for your accommodation, you will be able to appreciate this spa city’s heritage.

A special building which should feature on your itinerary and has recently opened after it was extensively and painstakingly restored to its former glory is the Beckford’s Tower and Museum located just off the north side of the city centre and offers visitors truly magnificent panoramic views across the city of Bath and the surrounding countryside.

Beckford’s Tower and Museum is a 120 foot unique neo-classical tower and was originally built by the wealthy historical Bath resident William Beckford in 1827. At the time William Beckford was one of England’s most accomplished and intriguing characters and he used the building as study retreat.

Today it is now open to the public and visitors can look around the tower and museum, which houses a collection of Beckford’s personal items and artefacts to illustrate his life and interests.

Beckford’s Tower Museum is open during weekends from 10.30 – 17.00, and admission ranges from £2.00 – £8.00, for more information, contact: 01225 422212 / 460705.

Make sure you book a well placed luxury Bath bed and breakfast within easy reach of the city’s attractions like Beckford’s Tower Museum and the city centre.

A Night at the Museums in Bath

As Bath is recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, it only follows that the spa town has a fantastic selection of museums that any city would be proud of. Bath’s museums feature a wide variety of subject matter and sources of interest, which are sure to engage with anyone.

During the month of May, many of the city’s best museums will be holding a range of unique evening events, taking place at various museum locations throughout the city from May 18 – 20.

The following museums will be participating in the events: the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, the Bath Postal Museum, the Museum of East Asian Art, the Museum of Bath at Work, No. 1 Royal Crescent, and the Roman Baths, whilst the Building of Bath Collection will be hosting a 1940s night.

Many of these special evening exhibitions and events are free, although some have an entry fee as they offer additional entertainment. These are part of the national events organised by Culture24. For more details and information either contact any of the individual museums directly or call 01225 477757

So, if you are planning a visit to the spa city during these events and are looking for Bath hotels, why not stay at the Bailbrook Lodge for a luxury Bath bed and breakfast? This offers the ideal location for all of the city’s attractions.