Built for the 8th Marquess of Queensberry in 1771, and set in a quiet residential street close…
18 The Circus
“A historic location, just a short walk from the centre of this beautiful heritage city.” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
Follow in the footsteps of the well known of Georgian England. The King's Circus was designed by John Wood the Elder. He started in 1754 and it was completed in 1768 under the direction of his son John Wood the Younger. William Pitt (Earl of Chatham) and Prime Minister lived at no.11, while no.14 was taken by John, 4th Duke of Bedford. The artist Thomas Gainsborough lived next door at no.17.
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Facilities – at a glance
- Total units: 1
- Maximum occupancy: 5
- Children welcome
- Cots provided
- High chairs
- Private garden
- Lawn area
- Garden furniture
- Dish washer
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
- Sky or freeview
- En suite
- Open all year
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About the area
Somerset means ‘summer pastures’ – appropriate given that so much of this county remains rural and unspoiled. Ever popular areas to visit are the limestone and red sandstone Mendip Hills rising to over 1,000 feet, and by complete contrast, to the south and southwest, the flat landscape of the Somerset Levels. Descend to the Somerset Levels, an evocative lowland landscape that was the setting for the Battle of Sedgemoor in 1685. In the depths of winter this is a desolate place and famously prone to extensive flooding. There is also a palpable sense of the distant past among these fields and scattered communities. It is claimed that Alfred the Great retreated here after his defeat by the Danes.
Away from the flat country are the Quantocks, once the haunt of poets Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth. The Quantocks are noted for their gentle slopes, heather-covered moorland expanses and red deer. From the summit, the Bristol Channel is visible where it meets the Severn Estuary. So much of this hilly landscape has a timeless quality about it and large areas have hardly changed since Coleridge and Wordsworth’s day.
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