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Royal Crescent

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Address: Bath BA1 1EE, England
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Designed by John Wood II (1767-75), the Royal Crescent is comprised of...

Designed by John Wood II (1767-75), the Royal Crescent is comprised of thirty houses, shaped like a half-Colosseum, which uses a gigantic series of Ionic columns on high bases.

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The name describes it - just think of Jane Austen

Worth a walk although can be accessed by the sightseeing bus. Beautiful architecture but rather spoiled by the parked cars and the rubbish left out, hopefully to be collected.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Short walk from town centre, worth seeing, next to a lovely park which was very good for children. A place to sit and relax.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Worth a walk although can be accessed by the sightseeing bus. Beautiful architecture but rather spoiled by the parked cars and the rubbish left out, hopefully to be collected.

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Wythall
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent a pleasant couple of hours walking around the crescent. Firstly we walked around the crescent viewing the architecture. Looks expensive and it was after the guide at "No. 1" told us the houses sell for approximately 3 to 4 million!! We then went into 1 the crescent costing £10 per adult Very interesting, didn't like the guides jumping on... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Built up on a hillside to the west of Bath, to catch the predominant westerly breeze and therefore be upwind from the city when cities were very smelly, this gem of Georgian townhouse rows is well worth the short walk from central Bath. Can pass through the Circus, similar Georgian houses, many with a history of famous owners or visitors,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This impressive semi circular crescent of town house overlooking the park is a short stroll uphill on the edge of the town centre. If you can I highly recommend doing afternoon tea at the Royal Crescent Hotel located in the middle of the Crescent - amazing hotel. Stroll through the park and gardens opposite and imagine yourself in Jane Austen's... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Took a walk up on Sunday morning, yeah it's big, fairly impressive and occupied or not by the obscenely rich, five minutes and it's over!

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Thank FEOE
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This creation of John Wood the Younger was designed to show the crescent moon on earth. An architectural marvel strictly supervised by Wood it is best photographed from below the Ha-Ha. Don't know what that is? No 1 Royal Crescent tour will tell you!!! The Bath stone of the buildings takes on different hues in the changing daylight so it's... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A short walk from the city centre, no visit to Bath is complete without a wander along the Royal Crescent. Sightseeing buses are no longer allowed to go along the Crescent so the only way to see it close up is on foot.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is not as exceptional as you will have built up in your head. Essentially it is the same style of building as the rest of the city but in a curve with a lawn in front. The houses were also under-going some cleaning when we visited so a number of buildings were covered in scaffolding (completely necessary but nonetheless... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We mad a short walk from the city centre to visit the royal crescent, and we found it very interesting. Maybe not too many things to do unless admiring it, but it worths a stroll.

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