When William Beckford moved to Bath in 1822 he immediately began making alterations to the house he purchased at Lansdown Crescent and designed a landscape stretching a mile up Lansdown hill.

This circular walk of Lansdown Crescent and its surroundings will explore the architecture and landscape of this lower section of Beckford’s garden, and what he did with the profits gained from the transatlantic slave trade.

Fully booked
Start Date Saturday 18th September 2021
Start Time 10:00
Duration 1 hour
Distance 1 mile
Places Available 20
Meeting Point 20 Lansdown Crescent, BA1 5EX


Start / Finish

20 Lansdown Crescent, BA1 5EX


This is a circular walk, reasonably level and on pavements


Nearest facilities to the start are on Lansdown Road, including bus stops (the nearest stop is Lansdown Grove).


Dr Amy Frost, Bath Preservation Trust

Meeting Point

20 Lansdown Crescent, BA1 5EX