No.1 Royal CrescentA grand townhouse, No. 1 Royal Crescent is not only the best example of palladian architecture in Bath but also one of Britain's greatest examples of 18th century urban architecture. Built between 1767 and 1774 by John Wood the Younger, the Royal Crescent's symmetrical shape joined thirty majestic houses where the wealthy could live side by side. The Duke of York stayed here in 1776 but less than 200 years later, No.1 had become a lodging house and had falled into a state of disrepair. In 1968, it was given to the Bath Preservation Trust who carefully restored using only materials which would have been available at the time of its construction. On your visit to No.1 Royal Crescent, you'll see an elegant home dating from the 18th century complete with period furnishing. You'll see the Entrance Hall with its original plasterwork and flagstones, an elegant Dining Room with original cornices and mouldings, the Study and its card table, the richly decorated Drawing Room and the Kitchen which shouldered the burden of catering for the lifestyle of the residents upstairs.
Address: No.1 Royal Crescent
Postcode: BA1 2LR
Town/city or near: Bath
11th February - 28th October 2006: Daily except Mondays from 10.30am to 5pm. 29th October - 26th November 2006: 10.30am to 4pm. Closed Mondays except Bank Holidays. Closed Good Friday.