Bath’s most influential architect, John Wood the Elder, didn’t actually build that many buildings.  What he did build, however, defined the development of the Georgian city, and continues to influence the buildings of Bath today.

Join Dr Amy Frost, Senior Curator of Bath Preservation Trust, on this fascinating walk exploring the architectural ideas and creations of Wood and his son.

This walk is part of a project to create a new walking trail of Bath celebrating the work of the Woods in association with Swainswick Church, where Wood is buried, and Bath World Heritage Site Enhancement Fund.


Photo courtesy of Visit Bath.

Start Date Monday 16th September 2019
Start Time 17:00
Duration 2 hours
Distance 1 mile
Places Available 20
Meeting Point Duke Street, Bath, BA2 4AD


Start / Finish

Start: Duke Street, Bath.
Finish: Royal Crescent.


The walk will move up through Bath centre ending at the Royal Crescent so there is a slight hill up Gay Street.


This walk is based in the centre of the city with access to plenty of shops. Toilets are available in Southgate shopping area near the start of the walk.

Meeting Point

Duke Street, Bath, BA2 4AD