...the most majestic street in England built in a beautiful crescent shape
An imposing crescent of grand Georgian houses built in Palladian style set by sloping green parkland. The 114 magnificent columns and symmetrical appearance creates a seamless join between the thirty houses in the Crescent.
Built by John Wood the younger between 1767 and 1774, Royal Crescent was designed for the wealthy aristocrats of the Georgian era, for long term residents but also for visitors coming for just a short time to take the waters or merely enjoy the social life of the time.
The thirty houses that make up the Crescent are now used for various reasons, some privately owned as homes or businesses, there is the Royal Crescent Hotel and No 1 is now the home of the Bath Preservation Trust and a museum dedicated to how life may have been at the peak of Georgian aristocratic society.
The Crescent is a grade I listed building in its entirety.
Originally just The Crescent it obtained the Royal prefix after Prince Frederick, Duke of York had stayed there for some time at the end of the 18th century.
Other attractions in the area:
Jane Austen Centre
Last Updated: 28 Apr 2015