More beautiful architecture. Built in 1774, the Royal Crescent is another piece of John Wood (the Younger) architecture that lights up the eyes of visitors to Bath on a daily basis. Georgian architecture at its finest, this was the first of its kind to be built, an attempt to bring the serenity of country living to the city, with a crescent of houses looking out town on one side and onto a tranquil lawn on the other. Number One Royal Crescent is now a house-museum owned by the city, a glimpse into Georgian domestic life, both above and below the stairs. A Grade I building (that almost goes without saying), the Royal Crescent is an absolutely stunning piece of work.