I’ve written a few posts on things I did on my trip to Bath back in March. There’s so much amazing stuff to see and do there and I’d highly recommend it as a destination for a little city break. One of the places we went to was No1 Royal Crescent. One of the most famous addresses in Bath, this beautiful Georgian town house has undergone massive restoration and refurbishment and is a wonderful place to visit if you want to experience Bath as it was in it’s heyday.
I got very snap happy while I was there and took plenty of pictures of the amazing interiors, if I could go back in time I would definitely live there!
The Royal Crescent was built between 1767 and 1774 to the designs of John Wood the younger. The Crescent is absolutely beautiful and still has amazing views across the hills surrounding the city. You can even spot Prior Park an eighteenth century Paladian mansion in the hills.
The house has survived years of 20th century neglect, bombs falling nearby during WW2 and was even at one time divided into flats. It is a huge achievement that it has now been recreated as a museum and is now one of Bath’s top attractions. It has been decorated to reflect the time it was lived in by Henry Sandford who lived in the house between 1776 and 1796 when he died.
Here are some of the pictures I took during my visit to the house…
When you reach the end there is fascinating exhibition about the history of the house between the Georgian period and it’s later neglect. It discusses the way much of Bath’s heritage was lost after the war and the resurgence of interest in preserving Georgian properties. The parts about the restoration and particularly interesting.
If you find yourself in Bath, be sure to visit this amazing place. I was hugely impressed with the interpretation , as well as all the extremely knowledgeable volunteers who told us about each room in great detail. I’ll definitely be having another visit next time I’m in Bath.
Find out more on the No1 Royal Crescent Website.