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Address: | At the convergence of Brock, Bennett, and Gay Streets, Bath, England
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Georgian Architecture at its most magnificent

What a wonderful place and surely one of the places that makes Bath a World Heritage site. The Circus or originally known as the Kings Circus is John Wood the Elder's masterpiece... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

What a wonderful place and surely one of the places that makes Bath a World Heritage site. The Circus or originally known as the Kings Circus is John Wood the Elder's masterpiece. Unfortunately he never lived to see its completion and it was managed to completion by his son John Wood the Younger. This is just as magnificent as the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Your one step away from the royal crescent when you get to the circus and in my opinion I have to give it one star less so that the royal crescent takes the glory, unfair...yes....as there is little between them.

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Beautiful architecture. Nice grass area you can have a picnic on in the summer. Originally called the King’s Circus, it consists of three curved segments of Grade I listed townhouses, arranged in a circular shape. For more info. see: http://visitbath.co.uk/things-to-do/the-circus-p56201

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Similar architecture to the Royal Crescent, but here going all the way round a cenral park dominated by a huge tree. Peaceful and lovely.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This circus typifies Georgian architecture and is of the grand scale, and it worth a trip to the city in its own right. One marvels at the foresight of the planners and builders who crafted this feature

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A lovely place to visit and wander around, admiring the front doors with their individual door knockers and the stunningly elegant Georgian architecture. Not far from the epicentre of the city and a very pleasant walk.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very impressive Georgian buildings which are for the most part still in first rate condition. Nice grassed area in the centre to sit during better weather.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Beautiful, however nothing hugely different as far as we could tell from the other beautiful streets in Bath. Good to pass through if you are heading to Royal Crescent.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

If you walk uphill from the centre of Bath you will eventually arrive at the Circus. This 360° circle of Georgian terraced houses is reminiscent of the Colosseum. The three clearly defined floors of the buildings are each decorated with a different style of column, Greek, Roman & Corinthian. If you look closely at the top of the first floor... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015 via mobile

Visited to see what Georgian houses looked like back in the day as I had heard it was like going back in time...I was not disappointed,absolutely breath taking. It made me wish all the cars could be taken away though,but the residents need to park somewhere!

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