Walking in Bath, England - Stunning Royal Crescent, The Circus & more!
Hello Walkers, we’re in beautiful Bath, UK on HIGH STREET across from Guildhall - an 18th-century municipal building It’s 1:40pm on Thursday 10th September 2020 with the temperature around 16°C/61°F We'll be taking a walk through Bath in Somerset, which is a historic English city known for and named after its Roman-built baths which became a World Heritage site in 1987 The tour includes includes Royal Crescent, The Circus, The Jane Austen Centre, The Roman Baths, Bath Abbey, and Sally Lunn’s Historic Eating House & Museum with the walk covering 2.4 miles/3.9 km NORTHUMBERLAND PLACE And don’t forget to look out for the WW logo throughout this walk there are four hidden in total, they could be on a building or object! UNION PASSAGE UPPER BOROUGH WALLS Bonghy Bo - Asian fusion restaurant NEW BOND STREET PLACE NEW BOND STREET QUIET STREET NORTHUMBERLAND BUILDINGS QUEEN SQUARE Francis Hotel Bath - 4-star hotel in Georgian building Prince of Wales Monument QUEEN’S PARADE Bath War Memorial inscribed with: ‘Stay and remember those who died for you’ ROYAL AVENUE Royal Victoria Park Pavilion - restaurant Flower beds and urn in Royal Victoria Park ROYAL CRESCENT Massive green grassy lawns next to the Royal Crescent with serene views of historic architecture Royal Crescent is a row of 30 Georgian terraced houses laid out in a sweeping crescent designed by the architect John Wood, the Younger and built between 1767 and 1774 Private lawn for subscribing residents only MARLBOROUGH BUILDINGS ROYAL CRESCENT Plaque on No. 17 Royal Crescent - reading: ‘Here lived Sir Isaac Pitman B.1813 D.1897’ The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa - 5-star hotel Plaque on No. 11 Royal Crescent - reading: ‘Thomas Linley lived here and from this house his daughter Elizabeth eloped with Richard Brinsley Sheridan on the evening of the 18th March 1772’ No. 1 Royal Crescent - 18th-century townhouse featuring elaborate period room displays & fine art Plaque on No. 1A Royal Crescent - reading:
‘Here lived George Saintsbury F.B.A., M.A., Hon. L.L.D., D.Litt. 1916 - 1933’ BROCK STREET MARGARET’S BUILDINGS BROCK STREET THE CIRCUS The Circus - historic ring of large Georgian townhouses forming a circle with three entrances designed by architect John Wood, the Elder and it was built between 1754 and 1768 the name comes from the Latin circus, meaning a ring, oval or circle GAY STREET The Jane Austen Centre - museum & Regency tearoom chronicling the life and times of the famous writer, Jane Austen, who lived in Bath from 1801 to 1806 QUEEN SQUARE NORTHUMBERLAND BUILDINGS The Raven - pub on QUEEN STREET now famous for Keir Starmer, the Labour leader, being told to ‘get out of my pub’ by the pub’s landlord TRIM BRIDGE UPPER BOROUGH WALLS SAW CLOSE Theatre Royal Bath - built in 1805 with a capacity for around 900 people described by the Theatres Trust as: ‘One of the most important surviving examples of Georgian theatre architecture’ Bluecoat House - originally constructed in 1860 as a school later used as government offices and now the Giggling Squid Thai restaurant Garrick’s Head - pub Vino Vino - wine bar Flan O’Briens - Irish bar MONMOUTH STREET Boston Tea Party - cafe KINGSMEAD SQUARE Kingsmead Square was laid out by John Strahan in the 1730s many of the houses are listed buildings and at the centre of the square is a large London Plane tree Thai Balcony Restaurant - gold-hued 1st floor dining room WESTGATE STREET The Grapes - established in 1792, is a modern bar in an old pub STALL STREET ABBEY CHURCHYARD The Pump Room - restaurant The Roman Baths - contains a well-preserved thermae a temple was constructed on the site between 60-70CE in the first few decades of Roman Britain now featuring the Sacred Spring, the Roman Temple, the Roman Bath House, and a museum Bath Abbey - founded in the 7th century it was reorganised in the 10th century and rebuilt in the 12th and 16th centuries with major restoration work carried out by Sir George Gilbert Scott in the 1860s KINGSTON PARADE YORK STREET Mrs Potts Chocolate House - cafe CHURCH STREET on ABBEY GREEN is The Bath Sweet Shop - traditional British sweets The Bath Bun - tea room with origins dating back to 1761 The Crystal Palace, Bath - large Georgian pub on a cobbled square, where Nelson once stayed NORTH PARADE Sally Lunn’s Historic Eating House & Museum - Bath’s oldest house (c.1482) home of the famous Sally Lunn Bun (a semi-sweet bread) and tearoom (eating house since 1680) TERRACE WALK The Huntsman, Bath - pub Mineral water fountain by Italian sculptor Stefano Valerio Pieroni PIERREPONT STREET SOUTH PARADE St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church - built 1861-1863, spire 1867 MANVERS STREET Virgil Building (University of Bath) Manvers Street Baptist Church The Royal Hotel - 3-star hotel DORCHESTER STREET Bath Spa Train Station - served by GWR and South Western Railway trains BRUNEL SQUARE Red telephone box filled with flowers and plants Our walk is coming to an end So please hit the LIKE button SHARE the video with friends on social media and leave a thoughtful COMMENT down below HALFPENNY BRIDGE Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE for more videos (if you haven't already) and tap the bell icon to be notified when I post new videos Views along the River Avon So until next time, bye for now!