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.
The Roman Baths and Pump Room have been bringing health and well-being to Bath since Roman times. The pool itself is Britain’s only natural hot spring. There are audio-guides available in 8 languages to help you make the most of this unique attraction.
While the current building of Bath Abbey dates from 1499, it’s built over earlier Christian churches that date back over a thousand years. Impressive as that may be, the story of Christianity in Bath dates back even further.
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.