Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) travel advisories, some destinations may be unavailable for certain dates. Find out more.
Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) travel advisories, some destinations may be unavailable for certain dates. Find out more.
Trip type
Flight 1
Flight 2
Flight 3
Flight 4
Flight 5

Search over 1 million properties and 550 airlines worldwide

Members save 10% more on select hotels, cars, activities and vacation rentals. Sign up.

Free cancellation on most hotels. Because flexibility matters.

Royal Crescent

This semicircular terrace of townhouses is one of Bath’s most well-known landmarks.

The Royal Crescent is considered to be among the U.K’s most impressive examples of Georgian architecture. Overlooking the greenery of Royal Victoria Park, this landmark is now home to private housing as well as a five-star luxury hotel. It also serves as a popular site for filming period TV shows and movies, such as Persuasion and The Duchess. Be sure to check out the interesting museum housed inside No. 1 Royal Crescent, which features beautiful 18th-century furniture and artwork.

Consisting of 30 houses, the Royal Crescent was built between 1767 and 1775. The crescent is defined by its perfectly symmetrical houses, gently sloping lawn and impressive ha-ha, a ditch that serves as a barrier while also allowing for unobstructed views. Note the commemorative plaques that mark the buildings where famous people have lived or stayed over the centuries. Look for a plaque on No.5 Royal Crescent indicating it was once the home of English writer and poet Christopher Anstey.

Don’t miss the museum at No. 1, found on the corner with Brock Street. The first house to be built on the crescent, No. 1 Royal Crescent has been restored and furnished with authentic 18th-century decorations. The museum presents an interesting perspective into the English class system, with the lavish upper floors contrasting with the basic servants’ quarters below.

Wander through the museum’s recreated scullery, bedrooms, kitchen and housekeeper's room. Learn about the home’s first resident, Henry Sandford, and explore the Cabinet of Curiosities, which reflects Sandford’s interest in world cultures and natural history. Look for the elegant dessert table arrangement in the dining room as well as historic mousetraps in the downstairs rooms. Notice the wig scratcher in the Lady’s Bedroom, which was used to provide relief from headlice.

Royal Crescent is a 20-minute walk from Bath Spa train station. A car park is available on nearby Charlotte Street. There is an admission fee for the museum at No. 1 Royal Crescent.


Guide to Exploring around Royal Crescent


Top Royal Crescent Flight + Hotel Deals

Best Lodging Options Near Royal Crescent

See all 1,659 Properties near Royal Crescent
Apex City of Bath Hotel CA $158
Apex City of Bath Hotel

Apex City of Bath Hotel

1 James Street West, Bath, England
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Bath City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Theatre Royal Bath and Roman Baths. Bath Abbey and Jane Austen Centre are also within 10 minutes. Bath Spa Station is 8 minutes by foot and Oldfield Park Station is 18 minutes.

    Holiday Inn Express Bath CA $77
    Holiday Inn Express Bath

    Holiday Inn Express Bath

       
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in the heart of Bath, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Royal Crescent, Theatre Royal Bath and Jane Austen Centre. Thermae Bath Spa and Roman Baths are also within 15 minutes. Oldfield Park Station is 7 minutes by foot and Bath Spa Station is 17 minutes.

      SACO Bath - St James's Parade CA $117
      SACO Bath - St James's Parade

      SACO Bath - St James's Parade

         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Bath City Centre, this apartment building is steps away from SouthGate Bath, Thermae Bath Spa and Roman Baths. Theatre Royal Bath and Bath Abbey are also within 10 minutes. Bath Spa Station is only a 4-minute walk and Oldfield Park Station is 21 minutes.

        Francis Hotel Bath - MGallery CA $212
        Francis Hotel Bath - MGallery

        Francis Hotel Bath - MGallery

           
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Upper Town, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Jane Austen Centre, Thermae Bath Spa and Roman Baths. Bath Abbey and Royal Crescent are also within 10 minutes. Bath Spa Station is 12 minutes by foot and Oldfield Park Station is 18 minutes.

          The Gainsborough Bath Spa CA $299
          The Gainsborough Bath Spa

          The Gainsborough Bath Spa

             
            5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Bath City Centre, this luxury hotel is steps away from Thermae Bath Spa, The Little Theatre Cinema and Roman Baths. Jane Austen Centre and Pulteney Bridge are also within 10 minutes. Bath Spa Station is 6 minutes by foot and Oldfield Park Station is 20 minutes.

            The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa CA $458
            The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa

            The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa

               
              5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Upper Town, this luxury hotel is steps away from Royal Crescent and No. 1 Royal Crescent. Bath Assembly Rooms and Jane Austen Centre are also within 10 minutes. Oldfield Park Station is 19 minutes by foot and Bath Spa Station is 20 minutes.

              Doubletree by Hilton Bath CA $161
              Doubletree by Hilton Bath

              Doubletree by Hilton Bath

                 
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in the heart of Bath, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Artisan Quarter, Bath Abbey and Theatre Royal Bath. Roman Baths and Thermae Bath Spa are also within 10 minutes. Bath Spa Station is 11 minutes by foot and Oldfield Park Station is 23 minutes.

                Harington's Hotel CA $136
                Harington's Hotel

                Harington's Hotel

                   
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Bath City Centre, this hotel is steps away from Milsom Quarter, Theatre Royal Bath and Ustinov Theatre. The Egg Theatre and Jane Austen Centre are also within 5 minutes. Bath Spa Station is 11 minutes by foot and Oldfield Park Station is 20 minutes.