No.1 Royal Crescent
No.1 Royal Crescent plans to reopen on Wednesday 2nd June 2021, subject to Government restrictions, with a brand-new immersive experience. Please check their website and/or social media channels for further updates.
One of Bath’s most famous and instantly recognisable locations – if not its most prestigious address – when it reopens, No.1 Royal Crescent will feature a remarkable new immersive experience, which will allow you to see life as it was lived in Georgian Bath during the late 1700s.
Look beyond the Crescent's famous Palladian façade and see what life was like for the wealthy and their servants in eighteenth-century Bath.
Built between 1767 and 1774, the Royal Crescent is justly considered one of the finest achievements of eighteenth-century urban architecture. No.1 was the first house to be built in the Crescent, and originally provided luxury accommodation for aristocratic visitors who came to take the waters and enjoy the social season.
Each room is an exquisite example of Georgian interior design with authentic furniture, paintings, textiles and carpets. The Dining Room is set for dessert, whilst the elegant Withdrawing Room is ready for fashionable visitors to take tea. The Gentleman’s Retreat reveals the interests of No.1’s first resident, Mr. Henry Sandford, including travel and discoveries, electricity and agriculture as well as local gossip and news.
Below stairs are the original kitchen and scullery, coal-holes and servant’s corridors, the Housekeeper’s Room and Servants' Hall. Guides in every room bring the house to life with stories of the past.
Bath Preservation Trust Guided Walks
Areas of the Royal Crescent, Circus, Assembly Rooms and related streets were the height of fashion in the late 18th century. This walk will introduce the daily routines of the aristocracy, entertainments of the day and a background history to some of the finest Palladian architecture anywhere. Let them lead you through the City on a guided stroll.
Tours take place on specific dates each month. Visitors are required to pre-book tickets. This tour is aimed at 12 years and over. The walk will last approximately one hour.
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