Great Pulteney Street
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HINA W
Islamabad, Pakistan7,367 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
I was very surprised to see this wide and ostentatious street in Bath. It was commissioned by Sir William Pluteney. He got it designed by Thomas Baldwin in 1789. It was built to connect the Pluteney Bridge with the Pluteney Estates. You can see Grand Georgian buildings encompassing this boulevard. There is a fountain here called Laura’s Place. You can also see the Grand Sydney hotel on this street.
Written 16 July 2023
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BenYorkie
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia1,309 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
A magnificent street of Georgian houses which joist oozes period character.
It was a delightful to simply stroll along the pavement, admiring the architecture and tho houses. And to feel a part of Bath's heritage and traditions.
Written 1 April 2020
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J. Debono
London, United Kingdom71 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Bath's grand, wide street flanked by Georgian properties. Leads to the Holburne Museum and gateway to Sydney Gardens. We stopped off at a pub on one of the side streets for a regional cider and chatted to locals on a bench outside. Great.
Written 18 February 2020
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piyali s
62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
The Great Pulteney Street off the Pulteney Bridge is as beautiful as it was when Jane Austen rambled here. The grand buildings glow a soft yellow of the Bath stone, though Jane Austen herself suffered from headaches from the glow in the eyes.
It is like walking through a historical drama on this Street.
Written 15 August 2020
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Ghanim A
Kuwait City, Kuwait212,026 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Solo
One of nicest streets on Bath
Nice beautiful location
Full of activities and attractions
Enjoyed being in
Hope to come back
Written 21 May 2019
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Graham B
Devizes, UK41,460 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2012 • Couples
Widely regarded as the most elegant and longest boulevard in Europe, Great Pulteney Street is one of the principal thoroughfares in the city. The street was built by the celebrated architect Thomas Baldwin in 1789, who lined its sides with beautiful 5-storey townhouses. It’s said that the dimensions of the street are comparable with those of the Titanic, being approximately 1,100 feet long and 100 feet wide, although of course the Titanic came along several years after the street.

The street runs south-west to north-east and links Pulteney Bridge via Laura Place with Sydney Place to the north. It is built on former marshland that comprised part of the 600-acre Bathwick Estate, owned by the wife of William Pulteney. He negotiated with Bath council to develop the area as long as he was allowed to build Pulteney Bridge, which the council obviously viewed as a fitting trade-off.

Initially, just the facades were built to Baldwin’s design, with the houses themselves being developed by speculators who may have bought up to ten plots each. Baldwin split the street into two with an ornate fountain exactly halfway down its length which acts as a roundabout today for the traffic using the street. Today, many of the houses are either flats, hotels, or businesses that have the distinction of having one of the swankiest addresses in Bath.

At the top end of Great Pulteney Street is the Holburne Museum of Art, another elegant columned building sitting in its own well-tended gardens. The museum contains a fine collection of 17th- and 18th-century art as well as silver, porcelain, glass, miniatures, sculptures, bronzes, and furniture. Old Masters’ works include those by Gainsborough, Stubbs, and Turner. The museum is open every day other than Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Years Day .

At the lower end of Great Pulteney Street, in Bridge Street adjacent to the Bridge, is the magnificent Guild Hall, again built by Thomas Baldwin in the 1770s to great acclaim. Like every prominent building in the city, it was constructed from warm Bath stone that had been quarried locally at Combe Down in the pits owned by Ralph Allen. The building is beautifully symmetrical and features columns, arches, domes, and balustrades. The section above the main entrance is adorned with a wonderful be-crowned statue holding a sword and the scales of justice.
Written 18 October 2012
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David M
Cambridge, UK1,939 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Fine old buildings, wide pavements and a quieter atmosphere. Like much of Bath, interesting to see the basement level, which was actually ground level in the Middle Ages, then the streets were raised to a higher level on barrel-vaulted roads.
Written 16 August 2020
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David
Madrid, Spain4,087 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
East of the River Avon is Bath's largest thoroughfare, home to luxurious hotels. It connects to the bridge of the same name, so there is no loss.
Written 2 February 2021
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ellenm1303
London, UK18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
That’s where the hotel was. Very beautiful buildings. Very easy to travel to see other sights. Bus stops there museum just at the end of the street
Written 18 August 2021
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Madalyn H
Huddersfield, UK1,854 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2021
A great street for perambulation and viewing wonderful Georgian terraced buildings. Easy to include on a number of local circuits.
Written 31 July 2021
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