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The Circus

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Address: | At the convergence of Brock, Bennett, and Gay Streets, Bath, England
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Superb piece of architecture

Definitely well worth a visit and amazing to have this and the Royal Crescent plus others in the same place.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Amesbury, United Kingdom
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Amesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Definitely well worth a visit and amazing to have this and the Royal Crescent plus others in the same place.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We did a great free day tour of Bath and they took us past The Circus. Fascinating building with an interesting history. It's well worth a stroll by and the surrounding area is a great place for a wander.

Thank GemstoneCS
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The architecture is amazing and the building is kept in a good condition. I went twice while i was around. U should go and see it if you are around!

Thank irene4them
Los Gatos, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We learned from a docent that John Wood the Elder, one of Bath's chief architects of the Georgian Period, loved stone circles like Stonehenge. His design of three curved segments of dozens of town houses, emulates the ancient circles, only Wood designed his circle much later, in the 1760's. He didn't live to see his architectural masterpiece completed but his... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for a lovely walk around Bath and happened upon this on the way to the Royal Crescent. Spent a bit of time standing in the centre admiring the architecture.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is lovely to see these buildings kept as they should be for future generations to enjoy. Well worth walking round Bath to the various sites as it is a very interesting city.

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The circus is really nice to see and take pictures! The architecture is amazing, looks like Paris! I find it really nice!

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Toured Bath with Bath Mayor's Blue Badge guides. Explained architecture and history of the Circus. Great, and highly recommended.

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Harlow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As describe it's a giant roundabout with some Gorgeous trees and wonderful buildings of flats that encircle it. Nothing to do here but admire the building work and snap a few pictures.

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Clayton, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Okay, it's called "The Circus" but that comes from the latin meaning ring, oval, or circle. It's a ring of townhouses arranged in a perfect circle built in the 18th Century. There is a park in the middle with some trees; the trees were forbidden by the architects because they felt it obscured the beauty of what they were designing.... More 

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