No 1 Royal Crescent
...Georgian elegance at its finest
Immerse yourself into the lifestyle of the rich and important of Georgian society. See how they lived and furnished their great houses and understand more about life in the late 18th century with a visit to the beautifully restored and presented No 1 Royal Crescent.
The first to be built and standing to the right hand end of the terrace known as Royal Crescent, No 1 is now a step back in time to the lifestyle of the wealthy of the Georgian era.
Having acquired the house in 1968, Major Bernard Cayzer (of the shipping family) presented it to the Bath Preservation Trust. The Trust then set about restoring it to its magnificent best using only materials that were available in the 18th century and is now home to the Trusts offices.
For the visitor it is a chance to look behind the elegant Palladian facade and into a time and way of life of another era. Below stairs you will find the fully equipped kitchen where, like a swan, the hustle and bustle went on below the surface to ensure serenity up above. See the laid out dining room where the servants would have served mouth-watering meals and the gentleman’s room where they would have retired for a game of cards or a smoke. Upstairs you will find the well presented Drawing room where tea would be taken with visitors and also a delightfully laid out lady’s bedroom.
All rooms are fitted out in typical Georgian style with authentic furniture, carpets, and paintings so that you will feel like you are really there.
Other attractions in the area:
Museum of East Asian Art
The Mission Theatre
Last Updated: 28 Apr 2015