July 30, 2012

The royal Crescent - Bath

This semi-elliptical terrace of thirty grand houses was built between 1767-74 to a design of John Wood the Younger.



The Royal Crescent is a residential road of 30 houses laid out in a crescent in the city of Bath, England. It is among the greatest examples of Georgian architecture to be found in the United Kingdom. The houses have been home to various notable people for over 200 years. Changes have been made to the interiors however, the facade remains much as it was when it was built. The Royal Crescent now includes a hotel and museum with some of the houses being converted into flats and offices. The buildings have been used as a location for several films and television programmes.

The City of Bath, a city in the ceremonial county of Somerset in the south west of England, was inscribed as a World Heritage Site in 1987.

Distance: 565 km (351 miles)
Travel time: 37 days

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