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Review of No. 1 Royal Crescent

No. 1 Royal Crescent
BA1 2LR, Bath BA1 2LR, England
01225 428126
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Ranked #10 of 163 things to do in Bath
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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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.
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“interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Really interesting to see how Georgians lived in Bath. Helpful guides in all the rooms ready to answer any questions that are not on the sheets handed to you in each room

Visited June 2014
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“Worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We didn't originally plan to visit No 1 but were so glad we did. It is very interesting, with friendly and knowledgeable guides. It's easy to imagine the Georgian household, both upstairs and downstairs.

Visited May 2014
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“Fantastic example of a Georgian house”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

Amazing restoration in 2012 has left this house in 'as new' condition fabric wise but still containing all its original furniture and fittings. Friendly and helpful guides in each room explain what's there and the dog powered spit roast was something I've never seen before but apparently the last one was still being used in the 1940's ! Lovely way to spend an hour or so and to see what an original 'Crescent' house looks like as most now seem to split into flats

Visited May 2014
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“Excellent - stepping back in time!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We had previously visited No.1 Royal Crescent a few years back but it has now had quite a revamp and added an additional building. It is definitely worth visiting again if you have been before. The guides were very helpful and extremely knowledgeable and we gleaned a lot of information about the history of the city as well from speaking with them.

There is lots to see and do and all ages are kept occupied. The tour of the House downstairs includes The Parlour, Gentleman's Retreat, Dining Room, Ante Room, and Withdrawing Room. Upstairs continues with The Lady's bedroom and Gentleman's bedroom. There are attic bedrooms but these are now used as Bath Preservation Trust Offices. At basement level you can also visit the Housekeeper's room, Butler's Pantry and Bedroom (now the servants' hall), the Courtyard, Kitchen and Scullery.

Before leaving you can also visit the Andrew Brownsword Exhibition Gallery and, of course, the Shop!

Visited February 2014
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“Worth a visit - but only from the outside!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

The exterior and row of houses at Royal Victoria Park is a wonderful sight, they are set out in a splendid crescent shape and share a uniformed glory which is well worth seeing - but only from the outside....The entrance fee (to actually enter inside 1 Royal Crescent) is expensive and inside it is preserved in much the same way as any old building of its time. You are best off saving your money and marvelling the row of houses from the outside.

Visited March 2014
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