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“Great example of Georgian Architecture” 3 of 5 stars
Review of No. 1 Royal Crescent

No. 1 Royal Crescent
BA1 2LR, Bath BA1 2LR, England
441225338727
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Ranked #10 of 165 things to do in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Step into the past at one of England's finest Georgian townhouses. * 10 display rooms * Upstairs and downstairs * Georgian shop * Free info room * Disabled access * Kids packs * Friendly guides * Dolls' Houses exhibition until 8 Nov 2015. Last admission 4.30pm
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“Great example of Georgian Architecture”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Designed by John Wood the Younger in the 1760's/1770's this sweeping crescent of terrace houses provides a stunning view. It can be found by walking 5-10 minutes from Bath Centre and I recommend walking via the nearby "Circus" a circular structure of town houses by John Wood the Younger.

Visited October 2013
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“Recreated House with Excellent Guides”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

It is worth a visit. Take time to speak with the guides in each of the rooms. They are a font of information regarding how people of that era lived and worked.

Visited October 2013
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banbridge
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“if you're a history buff - I wouldn't bother”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

we were very disappointed in this. trying hard, but not there and could be improved very easily.
the video introduction is brief but ok. the building is lovely, but as the decor is from all over and not original to the house, there isn't much story to the visit. the rooms are staffed by volunteers and I think your experience depends very much on them. There is nothing interactive and practically no additional information other than printed lists of objects. our party visited at different times and some come back with different/much more insight into the house, the circus, bath customs than others just depending who was on duty in a room.
If you want to see inside a house, get an idea of decor and layout it's fine. If as I say you are a history buff and want a "national trust" type experience, buy a book, go on the mayors free walking tour, but don't waste your money on this.

Visited July 2013
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“Nice Historic Museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Really nice museum talks about the amazing works gone in the Georgian building. Shop is bit expensive but well worth it. I would recommend it if you are into history and art.

Visited October 2013
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“Impressive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

The guides in each room were very knowledgable and added significantly to the tour.

The restoration of this property and acquisition of furniture and items from the Georgian period is impressive.

Young children who bore easily should be encouraged to complete the activity pack available at the ticket desk. They might also enjoy the dressing up in the servants's hall.

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