We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“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
01225 428126
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #7 of 69 Attractions in Bath
Type: Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
More attraction details
Attraction details
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.
Kent
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

525 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    306
    165
    39
    10
    5
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Ottawa, Canada
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
banbridge
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Leeds, England, United Kingdom
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
A TripAdvisor Member
“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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed No. 1 Royal Crescent also viewed

 

Been to No. 1 Royal Crescent? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage No. 1 Royal Crescent, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.