Considered the acme of Palladian architecture in Bath, The houses of The Royal Crescent were individually designed for wealthy clients in the latter half of the 18th Century. The first of these flagship constructions to be built was Number 1.Designed by John Wood, as they all were, Number 1 saw many distinguished visitors in its first few decades. However it latterly fell into disrepair. When in this state it was bought and gifted to Bath Preservation Trust. Today, this magnificently restored and authentically furnished town house gives a wonderful insight into fashionable 18th Century life in Bath.
Bath’s internationally acclaimed Museum of Costume is now re-branded as The Fashion Museum. With contemporary selections including the work of designers like Alexander McQueen, Mary Quant, Giorgio Armani and John Galliano the new name reflects the fact that the museum details costume and fashion from the late 16th Century right up to the present day.
Friendly family pub with canal side beer garden and restaurant. Hearty Sunday lunches.
The first letter sent with a stamp was sent from Bath. The Bath Postal Museum illustrates how Bath influenced and developed the 18th Century Postal System. It’s not just the story of the Penny Post that’s on offer though – you can find out about written communication across the ages.