It is not necessary to be in costume or buy a ticket if you want to watch
The Jane Austen Festival Grand Regency Costumed Promenade
Saturday 14th September 2013 VERY BUSY DAY IN BATH ALLOW EXTRA TIME FOR TRAVEL
To take part in the Promenade you MUST have a wristband ticket and be dressed in costume
NEW ROUTE AND START POINT:-
The Promenade will depart at 11am sharp from the Royal Crescent lawn
and finish at Parade Gardens, near Bath Abbey approximately 90 minutes later.
Tickets in the form of a wristband are on sale from our online giftshop ONLY.
Why not join the 600 people (ticket entry only restricted numbers this year) dressed in Regency Costume for this world famous spectacular official opening to the Festival. Departing, with kind permission of the residents, from Royal Crescent lawn, accompanied by red coats and navy officers and led by our own town crier and drums we will certainly “be of all the consequence in our power, draw as many eyes, excite as many whispers, and disturb as many people as possible!” The Promenade lasts about 90 minues and ends in Parade Gardens near Bath Abbey.
Tickets to take part are: £10 Adult (under 16 years old free) No Concessions
Royal Crescent > down the gravel walk > left into Queen’s Parade Place > left up Gay Street > left around the Circus clockwise > Bennett Street > past the front of the Assembly Rooms > left along Alfred Street > right into and down Bartlett Street > emerge on high pavement in George Street > Cross George Street at the pedestrian crossing into Milsom Street > Walk on right hand pavement down Milsom Street > Cross Quiet Street > into Old Bond Street cross into Union Street > cross Cheap Street > down Stall Street > right into Bath Street > into Hot Bath Street > into Beau Street > left into Stall Street > right into York Street > across Abbey Churchyard between Abbey and Tourist Information past Kingston Buildings > Laura Fountain > Orange Grove > cross at Orange Grove to North Parade and then into Parade Gardens Finish.
*Please note we reserve the right to change the route at the last minute to take into account road, pavement and weather conditions on the day.
This page was updated Wednesday 21st August 2013
2012 Grand Regency Costumed Promenade
The Promenade was a fantastic success, we estimated well over 500 people dressed in Regency costume, strolled through the streets led by Soldiers, Sailors and our own Town Crier. Because of the huge crowds that watched and blocked the pavements it was necessary for the Promenaders to walk on the road which meant that Queen Square, George Street, Milsom Street and Orange Grove had to be closed to traffic.
We were so successful that, due to the numbers involved it will be necessary to restrict those taking part in 2013 and there will be a different ticketing system which will be checked throughout the walk. In 2012 we raised a total of £354 for our chosen charity: Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance http://www.dsairambulance.org.uk/ thank you to all those who purchased tickets.
There was a new starting point from Queen Square and the finish was in Parade Gardens. Do have a look at this film on YouTube of the 2012 Promenade.