Queen Square Bath
...the biggest square in Bath hosting many exciting and fun events.
The first speculative development by the architect John Wood the Elder the square is now a mixture of original Georgian architecture, Neo-Grecian style and reconstructions following World War II air raids.
The North end of the square was designed in typical Palladian style by John Wood the Elder and was designed as Palladian Villa with central giant Corinthian columns that raise up two storeys and give an air of grandeur to the structure. The South side is now occupied by a hotel giving visitors a grand view of the square and the gardens in the middle. The west side was designed in Neo-Grecian style by the architect John Pinch in 1830 and there is an obelisk in the centre of the square erected by Beau Nash in 1738.
The square plays host to a number of events throughout the year including French markets, Italian markets and a Boules weekend where all the restaurants compete against each other. A fun weekend where food and drink can be purchased whilst watching the excitement unfold.
Definitely a place to visit to see the different styles of architecture and perhaps to join in one of the many events and meet new people or just enjoy the atmosphere and have a bit of fun.
Other attractions in the area:
Holburne Museum of Art
Beckford Tower Museum
Theatre Royal Bath
Last Updated: 28 Apr 2015