In which we climb the slopes of Lansdown to discover how art influenced architecture as countryside views became fashionable. Discover how crescents, short terraces and hillside villas sprang up in the 50 years from the late 1760s but how squares did not go entirely out of fashion.
Starting point: North Side of Queen Square
End Point: The Circus.
Time: 2½ hours
Distance: 3 miles
Terrain: Mainly on roads and paths with short walk across High Common. Steep climbs and some steps.
Dogs: Well-behaved dogs on leads
Bath is world famous for its views, and in this series of three walks (you can book one, two or all of them) Kirsten Elliott brings the views to life and explores their historic context.
Booking is essential, please, you can book your free place here – Book views1