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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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Awesome architecture

The Royal Crescent is an awesome example of Georgian architecture and its shape, its position, the symmetry and the slight differences in appearance of the many townhouses give an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Royal Crescent is an awesome example of Georgian architecture and its shape, its position, the symmetry and the slight differences in appearance of the many townhouses give an impression of harmony, order and living history. It is worth taking some time to take in the details to the different parts as well as the view from the public area... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing houses. Well worth a look. Shame about the scaffolding on some. Visit via a walking tour, adds extra information to your visit.

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Thank Nicola Y
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Crescent is impressive to look at and is an essential Bath photo op. That being said you can walk around and grab your photo in 10 minutes, allow no longer.

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Thank NorthernNarcissisticNick
Rugby, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Really disappointed as always wanted to see it. Lovely walk up there but it looked really dirty or at least discoloured brick. Every image of this place must have been touched up as the reality is pretty grimy. Lots of scaffolding didn't really help either. Worth it for the walk and the view though.

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Thank Dave W
Bury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had heard about the Royal Crescent but it exceeded my expectations. Those Victorians were certainly fond their terraces!

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Thank 190brianp
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We did an open top bus tour of city and then walked up to see it. There was work going on so some scaffolding on some buildings and road works going on, it's still an awesome historic set of buildings. It's free, so take a walk and admire the view

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Thank Fishpond1
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a world famous piece of architecture: a Very elegant crescent of houses in attractive grounds. I'd like to live there

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Thank jbandrewknox
Camborne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We recently visited Bath and this iconic piece of English architecture. So beautiful! Set in lovely grounds, we could sit for a while and admire this lovely site. There was a tea room nearby and a tree lined avenue which provide shade on a hot sunny day. Step back in time to the days of Jane Austin and absorb the... More 

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Thank paulaandbobby
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I am not sure I could have been any more disappointed. It really is just a semi circular row of houses which don't look particularly well maintained. Far better examples of similar buildings elsewhere. Personally I wouldn't waste your time.

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Thank Barry G
Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A must if you are visiting Bath. Beautiful views and takes you back to the Georgian times. Worth the walk up there and you can then stroll back down through the circus

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