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No.1 Royal Crescent

No.1 Royal Crescent

No.1 Royal Crescent

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. A former distinguished resident was the Duke of York, second son of George III.

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.

In 1968 Major Bernard Cayzer, a member of the shipping family, acquired the house and presented it to Bath Preservation Trust who restored the house using only materials available in the 18th century.  No.1 is now administered by Bath Preservation Trust from their offices here.

No.1 Royal Crescent

Opening Hours:
10.30am - 5pm
Last admission 30 minutes before closing
Open Tuesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays

Opening dates:
4th February - mid Autumn

Admission Prices
Adults: £6.50
Concessions: OAPs/students/disabled (carers free) £5.00
Children: 0-5 free 6-16 £2.50
Group bookings: £4.00 per person
Schools: £2.50 (adults free)
Family ticket: £13.00