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No. 1 Royal Crescent

BA1 2LR, Bath BA1 2LR, England
01225 428126
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Ranked #9 of 87 attractions in Bath
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: No.1 Royal Crescent is now open after a major refurbishment and extension. There is much to enjoy with ten historically dressed rooms, an exhibition... more » Owner description: No.1 Royal Crescent is now open after a major refurbishment and extension. There is much to enjoy with ten historically dressed rooms, an exhibition gallery, an information room and delightful gift shop. The house provides visitors to the Crescent with an opportunity to look beyond the famous facade and see what life was like for the wealthy residents and their servants in the 18th century. « less
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Merthyr Tydfil
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Georgian house built between 1767-1774, rooms are set out for this period and are lavishly decorated and furnished. Cost £8.50 to go in and National Trust/English Heritage/Historical Houses membership cards DO NOT get you in any cheaper. You cannot take photographs inside but I purchased a couple of postcards. We had a very enjoyable visit and would recommend.

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STOCKBRIDGE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Historically accurate townhome with very knowledgeable guides in every room. The guides had great little tidbits about life at the time. Beautifully renovated with the most beautiful and different crown molding in every room.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Informative guides who are only too willing to answer questions, very informative and clever based on life of a man who used to live there.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

A Georgian house, reunited with servants' part (only less than a year), at the right wing of the Royal Crescent. In every room there is a lady explaining in detail the interior of each room, some details for kids to explore.. You cannot take pictures but from the windows. Splendid view I can guarantee...

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Leer, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Having seen a couple of restored houses around England in the past already, I had great hopes for this one in Bath - at the perfect location, looking prominent from the outside already. Visiting was OK, but for the price they make you pay I'd expect a bit more than what is shown. Also, felt slightly irritated by guides present... More

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Cambridge
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

May be overpriced, but in my opinion definitely worth a visit to appreciate what living in Georgian Bath would have been like.

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Tadworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Very interesting house with friendly and welcoming guides who gave a brief explanation of each room and were very open to questions. The kitchen was particularly interesting because they had so many original bits of kitchen equipment. What we didn't like was that it was a tiny bit contradictory. In the exhibit at the top of the house there are... More

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No1RoyalCrescent, Manager at No. 1 Royal Crescent, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review. We are sorry you experienced a mixed message in relation to the water supply at No. 1 Royal Crescent. There was indeed a communal well that residents of the Crescent could access, but No. 1 was fortunate to have its own supply via the well in the scullery that would have been extracted using a... More

Reading, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We were staying at the Royal Crescent hotel which was nearby so it was inevitable that we would pop into this "museum". It was fascinating experience and allowed us to compare the way the hotel had tried to recreate the Georgian experience with this recreation. There was a lot of good information cards and knowledgeable staff available to answer any... More

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Rustington, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

It was lovely to be able to see inside one of the houses in the Royal Crescent. There were information cards in each room and the guides were friendly and informative. It would be nice to see more rooms, maybe the children's rooms or where the servants would have slept.

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No1RoyalCrescent, Manager at No. 1 Royal Crescent, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review - we are so pleased you enjoyed visiting. We just wanted to let you know that the reason why we don't display any children's rooms in the house is that children were not brought to Bath when people came to visit for the season - they were generally left at the family home.... More

London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We ducked in to Number 1 to shelter from the rain and I am so glad we did. It was very beautifully restored and the staff were incredibly knowledgable. The time that has been put into ensuring all of the items fit the period is just amazing and a real capture of history!

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