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 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.
Friendly family pub with canal side beer garden and restaurant. Hearty Sunday lunches.
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.