No.1 Royal Crescent
No. 1 Royal Crescent provides you with an opportunity to 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.
Discovery card holders get 50% off admission
Adult: £10.60 per ticket
Child: £5.30 per ticket
Family: £26.20 per ticket
Senior/ Student: £9.10 per ticket
Ratings, Awards and Rewards
- Wheelchair Access
- Hearing Loop Available
- Guide dogs welcome
- Public carpark nearby
- Changing Facilities
- Hen and stag parties permitted
- All groups welcome
- Free WIFI
- Hen Parties Welcome
Bristol, Bath and Somerset Tourism Award Finalist
Bristol, Bath and Somerset Tourism Award Gold
Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2017
- TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2018
- TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2019
- Visit England Visitor Attraction
#4 of 125 things to do in Bath
Most Recent Traveller Reviews
14 Jul 2019: The staff here were fabulous. Super informative without too much detail, but you came away having learnt something. Fantastic
14 Jul 2019: We were greeted by a very enthusiastic young lady who gave a quick resume of were to go and what to expect. House was nicely presented with plenty of explanatory notes and people to answer questions...
9 Jul 2019: At the conclusion of our free Bath walking tour, we toured this home to see what life was like in the old days. We enjoyed a glimpse into that life.