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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Royal Crescent Bath

The Royal Crescent is one of Bath's most famous landmarks.

Royal Crescent Bath, UK

The crescent of 30 houses was designed by John Wood the Younger and constructed between 1767 and 1774. The buildings are grade I listed buildings and superb examples of Georgian architecture.

Royal Crescent Bath

Only the facade was constructed by John Wood and the houses behind them were built by different contractors after the property was purchased.

Royal Crescent Bath

Number 1, the first house to be built in the Royal Crescent is now a museum. Each room has been refurbished with authentic furnishings, paintings, carpets and textiles. Downstairs is a fully-equipped Georgian kitchen.

At number 16 is the Royal Crescent Hotel.

The Royal Crescent has been home to a number of famous individuals including Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany (1763-1827), Elizabeth Montagu (1718-1800) and Isaac Pitman (1813-1897) - the inventor of shorthand.

Royal Crescent Bath

1 Royal Crescent
United Kingdom
Tel: 01225 428 126

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