Bath’s Royal Crescent

The Royal Crescent is of particular interest to many visitors to Bath as it quite unique. The Crescent is made up of 30 buildings that form a crescent or an arch and it was built between 1767 and 1774. John Wood the younger was the architect and he interestingly made the public view of the crescent different from the back.

The Georgian style remains despite the fact that many changes have occurred inside the buildings. In the past many well-known people called The Royal Crescent their home but now most of the 30 terrace houses have been made into offices and flats however there is a Georgian museum there which just adds to the glory of the Royal Crescent.

When The Royal Crescent was originally built, buyers were given free reign to design the rear of their homes as they pleased and it’s this which accounts for the diversity of the buildings.

The Royal Crescent is occasionally used in film and television series because of its grand stature and ideal setting for period dramas.

For a real treat, you may want to take a hot air balloon ride so you can see the curvature of the crescent from a unique angle. This really is a  must do thing while enjoying a B and B in Bath.

By Bath news on December 15, 2012
Categories: Bath News