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Royal Crescent

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Address: Bath BA1 1EE, England
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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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Stunning buildings and open space

Stunning houses, made all the more beautiful by the green lawn and view of Bath in front. This Georgian crescent was apparently designed to represent a moon, and the nearby circus... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Stunning houses, made all the more beautiful by the green lawn and view of Bath in front. This Georgian crescent was apparently designed to represent a moon, and the nearby circus a sun, as the architect was fascinated by mystical symbology! And at the time they were built they were just used as lodgings for well-to-do folk wanting to try... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You may have seen photos of the Royal Crescent. It's impressive; however there's nothing like actually seeing this architectural treasure in person. I felt small when I stood looking at the curving sweep of 30 town houses, three stories high. John Wood the Younger designed the structure which was built between 1767 and 1774. Rich and prominent people have lived... More 

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

You have a nice view from this hill! Great place to take pictures, i loved it, going there during sunset was a good choice. Good placeto have picnic as well!

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Its nice to be able to walk in Royal Crescent and the view from the park makes you appreciate the architecture of the buildings and we could sit on the bench admiring the place and took photos to our content

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Harlow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not much here but a block of flats, however it's still worth standing at the back of the park and taking in the shear size and view of the crescent. Great panorama.

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Clayton, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Royal Crescent is one of the must see architectural attractions of Bath. It is a row of thirty houses built in the shape of a crescent in the 18th Century. It is considered to be one of the greatest examples of Georgian architecture. If you have more than a day in Bath, be sure to take a walking tour... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely to see the fabulous Georgian architecture so well retained, would have loved to see it without all the cars but people living there are what keep places like this alive so a necessary evil on today's times.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would recommend seeing the royal crescent as a great piece of architecture. But only for a brief visit. The signposting to get there is terrible-I just happenned to stumble upon it first time. I would stay for Victoria Park, just to the West, which is far more worthwhile and a great place to relax after.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is amazing to see these building's and the history that surrounds it. But there is really no sign posting to find it, so I had to google it for directions.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fabulous house to visit if you are interested in Georgian interiors - there are some excellent examples of decorative textiles and furniture and it gives a real insight into Georgian life

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