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.
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.
Why not enjoy our Royal Afternoon Package in Bath?
The experience includes entry into No. 1 Royal Crescent followed by a Champagne afternoon tea at the Royal Crescent Hotel.
Following an extensive renovation project, No 1 Royal Crescent takes you through the lives of those who lived there (both upstairs and downstairs). Each room is an exquisite example of Georgian interior design with authentic furniture, paintings, textiles and carpets. From the elegance of the drawing and dining rooms, the bedrooms and parlour, to the warren of servants’ corridors, kitchen, scullery and housekeeper’s room, you will be intrigued by the stories the house portrays.
Following a multi-million pound refurbishment and renovation programme, the iconic The Royal Crescent Hotel is a hidden oasis and perfect for spa weekends or luxury city break stays. It boasts 45 luxurious rooms and suites, an award winning restaurant (The Dower House), elegant champagne and cocktail bar (The Montagu), a tranquility Spa with a 12m relaxation pool and private gardens.
The Royal Afternoon Package costs £43.50pp and must be booked in advance by phoning 0844 847 5256 or by purchasing online.