The Royal Crescent, one of Bath’s most iconic landmarks, was built between 1767 and 1775 and designed by John Wood the Younger. This impressive landmark forms a sweeping crescent of 30 Grade I Listed terrace houses, and is without doubt one of the greatest examples of Georgian architecture anywhere in the UK.
2017 marks the 250th Anniversary of The Royal Crescent, with the 19th May 2017 marking exactly 250 years since the first stone was laid at No.1. No other building better represents the architectural innovation, social identity and creative imagination of Georgian Britain than the Royal Crescent, so join us in a year of celebrations in Bath for this inspiring landmark, including special exhibitions, lectures, talks and tours.
Today, it is home to the five-star luxury hotel The Royal Crescent (the perfect place for a spa weekend to remember), a museum of Georgian life at No. 1, plus private housing.
This world famous landmark is arranged around a perfect lawn overlooking Royal Victoria Park and has an impressive ha-ha (a recessed landscape designed to recreate a barrier whilst preserving unobstructed views and preventing access to grazing livestock).
Many famous people either have lived or stayed in The Royal Crescent since it was first built over 230 years ago – keep your eye out for the special commemorative plaques.
Today, the Royal Crescent is a popular location for film-makers and TV period dramas including Persuasion and The Duchess, as well as being a major tourist attraction in its own right.