NileGuide Expert Says:
Featured in a whole of host of period dramas, and it's not hard to see why.
BA1 2QH Bath, United Kingdom
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NileGuide Expert tip:
If at all possible avoid visiting in summer months when large groups of school children from all over Europe fill every nook and cranny of the building.
The Assembly Rooms, set just of the Circus, offer insight into the way that upper class citizens lived in the 18th century. They came here to dance, play cards and swap stories back then, and the Rooms have changed very little since. The beautiful chandeliers are the same lights that would have illuminated the scene back then, and the ballroom and card room are highlights of a visit here. In summer you can enjoy a drink in the cafe on the patio, and both young and old visitors will enjoy a look around the Fashion Museum, which is also housed in the building. Many a movie has been filmed here including The Duchess staring Keira Knightley and Jane Austen's Persuasion.