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Beckford's Tower, originally known as Lansdown Tower, is a 120 foot neo-classical tower that was built in 1827 to house wealthy novelist William Beckford’s collection of art and rare books.
Beckford's Tower, originally known as Lansdown Tower, is a 120 foot neo-classical tower that was built in 1827 to house wealthy novelist William Beckford’s collection of art and rare books. The museum displays furniture originally made for the Tower, as well as paintings, prints and artifacts illustrating Beckford’s life as a writer, collector and patron of the arts. The Belvedere at the top of the spiral staircase offers panoramic views of the Somerset countryside around Bath. The surrounding Victorian Cemetery has over 5000 graves, including Beckford’s monumental marble tomb.
Sion Hill is a wealthy neighbourhood in the upper part of Bath, with elegant Georgian buildings in Bath stone from the 19th century
Victoria Park is Bath's largest park, sprawling over 57 acres of greenery in front of the Royal Crescent
Cavendish Place is a Georgian terrace with early 19th century Bath stone houses
Lansdown Crescent on Lansdown Hill comprises 20 four-storeyed Georgian houses built between 1789 and 1793
Overlooking Royal Victoria Park , the Royal Crescent is a row of 30 Grade I listed terraced houses built between 1767 - 1775 and laid out in an arc that is renowned for its archetypal Georgian architecture
Camden Crescent has Grade I listed buildings from late 18th century
The Museum of Bath at Work showcases the commercial development of Bath over the last 2000 years, from the time of the Roman Baths when the city was known for its spas
The Circus is a sprawling circle comprising 3 curved segments of Grade I listed Georgian townhouses around a central garden