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Bath. Elegant Georgian city and one of Britain's most popular tourist destinations.
Royal Crescent and The Circus. The Royal Crescent and the Circus epitomise the glorious Georgian elegance of Bath, and have been much emulated elsewhere. John Wood the elder started his magnificent work at Queen Square and moved up the hill to his most exciting project, the Circus. He never lived to see it finished. It was left to his son, John Wood the younger, to finish the Circus, and then to go on to build the magnificent Royal Crescent.,
Pulteney Bridge. This unusual bridge was built by Robert Adam in 1774 for one William Pultney, property developer, who wanted a link to the other side of the River Avon where he planned a neo-classical development of gracious town houses. Built on three arches, the bridge supports a number of shops. Pultney went on to create part of his development, though with war with France breaking out the money ran out before he could complete it.
Queens Square. John Wood the elder returned to the city of his birth in 1727 and enthusiastically embraced the idea of Ralph Allen to build a new city in the local stone. Queens Square was the first project of this apprentice carpenter with some knowledge of architecture!
Bristol. Important city with strong maritime tradition.
Clifton Suspension Bridge.

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