No 1 Royal Crescent

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No.1 Royal Crescent is a magnificently restored Georgian town house that creates a wonderfully vital picture of life in Georgian Bath.

Built between 1767 – 1774 to the designs of the architect John Wood the Younger, the Royal Crescent is justly considered one of the finest achievements of 18th century urban architecture and represents the highest point of Palladian architecture in Bath. No.1 was the first house to be built in the Crescent and originally provided luxury accommodation for the aristocratic visitors who came to take the waters and enjoy the social season.

Nowadays No.1 provides visitors to the Crescent with an opportunity to look beyond the famous Palladian façade and see what life was like for the wealthy in 18th century Bath. Each room is an exquisite example of Georgian interior design with authentic furniture, paintings, textiles and carpets.

The superbly appointed Dining Room is set for dessert. Pipes and port are laid out for an evening of cards in the comfortable Gentleman’s Study. Upstairs you can see the elegant Drawing Room, where fashionable visitors took tea, or slip into a delightfully feminine bedroom. Below stairs is a splendidly equipped, bustling Georgian Kitchen. Guides in every room bring the house to life with stories of the past.

Venue Type:

Historic house or home, Garden, parklands or rural site, Heritage site

Opening hours

Tues-Sun 1030-1700
Last entry 1630
November closes at 1600
Last entry 1530
Closed 12 December - Mid February

Admission charges

see website for details

Collection details

Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Social History

No 1 Royal Crescent
c/o 1 Royal Crescent




01225 428126


01225 481850

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