The Circus

The Circus, Bath: Address, The Circus Reviews: 4.5/5

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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK156,914 contributions
Sep 2021
Much like the Royal Crescent, the Circus is another striking masterpiece of Georgian architecture. Take the time to walk around the three curved segments of the Circus and admire the Grade I listed townhouses which I can’t afford.

Not sure if it's a regular thing, but people seem to dress up in period clothing and wander around this area and the Royal Precent, which added a little extra drama to the visit.
Written September 12, 2021
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Cherriesfan99
Cheltenham, UK502 contributions
Jun 2021
Built in that characteristic golden honey coloured local stone these impressive dwellings form a Roman style centrepiece for this part of Bath. Only downside is the amount of traffic, and subsequent fumes , due to the lack of car parking in this old city . Worth a wander around.
Written June 5, 2021
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Mandy G
Poole, UK66 contributions
Nov 2019
I have been to Bath several times but had not seen The Circus. I wasn't disappointed, such beautiful architecture, I've always loved the light coloured stone of the buildings and the curved terraces just looked so grand. I would recommend to anyone to take a walk to The Circus just to appreciate the type of buildings that Bath is famous for. You are also not far from the Assembly Rooms, Jane Austin's Tearoom and the city centre.
Written January 3, 2020
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mike r
Bromsgrove, UK1,105 contributions
Jul 2021
We saw this lovely location as part of a walking tour and would recommend it since the walking tours cover all the major attractions which are surprisingly close to each other. This is only round the corner from the Royal Crescent but we would not have found it easily.
The architecture is the main attraction but there is an interesting history to the area too.
Written July 11, 2021
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Russell F
Brixham, UK54 contributions
Feb 2020
Short walk from the city and interesting even if you're not into architecture. Having seen it from Prior Park and then close up on site it gives such an appreciation of its stunning beauty. Glad I made the effort & also glad for modern 'Panorama' setting on mobile phone camera - impossible to do it justice from ground level without that OR a short video.
Written February 20, 2020
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chloebridlexxx
Douglas, UK76 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
We arrived here on a self-guided tour. The circus is a cascading site to the eye: it has an iconic shape and serenity about it. Walking around, you glance at the houses and follow the decorations seen on the outside: snakes, owls, anchors… there are many decorative pieces to admire. There is a lovely tree in the centre of the roundabout to give this area a privatised and natural essence. The architect clearly knew what he was doing.
Written August 15, 2021
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The_Loup_Garou
Phoenix, AZ166,281 contributions
Sep 2019
Attractive Historical Buildings

We had been given an auto tour of Bath, one rainy October day, some years before, but in September, we were back, exploring Bath on foot. One of the sights, that I wanted to explore, was The Circus, an arched series of buildings, all in Bath Stone. While we had driven past them in the rain, standing there, admiring the architecture, was a new, and different experience for me.

Dating from the 1750's, the structure is first impressive in size, then for the curvature, and finally for the unique detail of each building in the group. However, finding a location, to gain the full perspective, can take some work.

No visit to Bath, would be complete, without taking time to study these structures, and in some detail.
Written July 20, 2020
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flatwightcoffeeco
Freshwater, UK8 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
Frequent visitor to Bath so rather than stay in a hotel for a change we rented an apartment. 18 The Circus. Was advertised and thought we’d go for it. The place is amazing. Spacious, comfortable, clean and quiet considering it is only a few minutes walk to the centre of Bath. There is a kitchen hidden away if you didn’t fancy going out for a meal as well as a washer/dryer ( which in winter, in the UK in necessary). And unlike a lots of places the parking was free while we were there...
Written March 7, 2020
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J. Debono
London, United Kingdom69 contributions
Feb 2020
Bath is famous for its Georgian architecture and the Circus doesn't disappoint. Comparisons are often made between the Circus and the Crescent with differing opinions on which is the best and most intricate in design. Visit both and decide for yourself. Expect a bit of a climb up the hill.
Written February 18, 2020
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KiwiKerry53
Wellington, New Zealand4,579 contributions
Sep 2019
Bath is a stunning city perched on a steep hillside. The approach by car is very pretty. The Circus is so unusual, that it is a must do when you're exploring Bath - be prepared for a bit of a climb! The only thing spoiling the viewing is the modern cars!
Written February 5, 2020
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