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Royal Crescent

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Address: Bath BA1 1EE, England
Phone Number: 44-1225-477101
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Designed by John Wood II (1767-75), the Royal Crescent is comprised of...

Designed by John Wood II (1767-75), the Royal Crescent is comprised of thirty houses, shaped like a half-Colosseum, which uses a gigantic series of Ionic columns on high bases.

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Stunning!

No1 a definite place to visit to appreciate the architecture. The hotel in the centre a luxury to aim for! fabulous just to walk round however too.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Victoria k

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

No1 a definite place to visit to appreciate the architecture. The hotel in the centre a luxury to aim for! fabulous just to walk round however too.

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Thank Victoria k
Madrid, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Better to go on a free tour so the guide can tell you about his creator, stories about its construction, meaning, architecture details... really interesting

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Thank Lopsson
Rye, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautifully built facade of houses that is the epitome of 18th Century Architecture. You have not visited Bath if you have not visited the Royal Crescent.

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Thank Adam-Rye-UK
Guildford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Simply stunning view and so well kept! Worth a visit! Especially worth seeing the architecture and comparison to remaining Bath buildings!

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Thank Katie R
Seattle, Washington
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Royal Crescent was designed by John Wood the Younger. Enjoy its architecture, and get a laugh out of the "ha ha", a vertical barrier that kept sheep from getting too close to the homes - and also caught people by surprise (as they usually fell off it). It's not readily visible from one side!

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Thank Meagan D
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's undoubtedly a wonderful piece of architecture in a wonderful setting and I guess I was expecting perfection. It's a shame therefore that it's rather shabby in places, the doors and windows are different styles and colours and it's this lack of repair and of uniformity that lets it down. Compare to one of the crescents near Regents Park in... More 

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Thank Paul C
Hertford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Definitely somewhere to visit while you are in Bath. The wonderful buildings, history and architecture make it a nice place to have a stroll on a sunny Sunday morning and the views are fantastic.

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Thank Jenny P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A fascinating building with public gardens situated in front. Also makes for a great photo and is a must see if you visit Bath

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Thank Chip92
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We love the view from this beautiful historic crescent, I can only imagine the price tag to live here but with the walks, the beautiful properties and the park it is a lovely place to have a stroll around!!

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calgary, alberta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a must do when in Bath. Easy to find your way here, and you'll be happy you made the effort to see it. Beautiful architecture, very well kept.

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