Royal Crescent, The:

The Royal Crescent, Bath

The Royal Crescent, now and in Regency times, must be the most fashionable address in Bath. From the preservation trust website: “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.”

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